Edward Golob, an associate professor of psychology at Tulane University, is the principal investigator on a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health that will study how such auditory spatial attention, which scientists believe is vital to the survival of both humans and animals, operates in the brain.
At age 12, Berlin native Carola Wenk first discovered her passion for computer science in an unlikely place — a German department store. “They had computers in department stores, and I thought it was the coolest thing to go there and program a little loop that would say ‘hello’ 20 times. I always loved it,” said Wenk. Currently an associate professor of computer science, Wenk joined the Tulane University faculty in 2012 as the department was being re-established with an interdisciplinary focus.
Movie robots are often more science fiction than science fact. Unlike the intelligent robots of A.I. and Chappie, real ones developed in engineering labs tend to be slow, clumsy and incapable of making good decisions on their own.
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