Dan Simons of the Human Perception and Performance group and his collaborator and co-author Chris Chabris provide a cognitive psychology perspective on recent incidents of politicians who seemed to have embellished their records in an opinion piece for the Chicago Tribune.
Dan Morrow brings many years of experience collaborating on research projects involving psychology and technology to his new position as Co-chair of the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction (HCII) research theme. Morrow was recently chosen as an HCII co-chair to replace Art Kramer, who was named Beckman Institute Director in May.
The Beckman Institute’s Illinois Simulator Laboratory (ISL) was always an exciting place because of its futuristic, highly advanced immersive virtual reality environments. These days the excitement at ISL is also being generated by the highly diverse and unique experiments taking place since the lab’s recent move to the south side of campus.
Beckman researcher Dan Simons and Christopher Chabris, co-authors of the book, "The Invisible Gorilla," write about proposed financial reform and how the reform package's likely passage will do nothing to improve our poor understanding of the complicated financial system that caused the meltdown.
Researcher Min-Feng Yu, a member of the Beckman Institute's Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group and professor of mechanical science and engineering, and his graduate student have developed a novel approach for manufacturing metal interconnects that could shrink integrated circuits and expand microelectronics.
Dan Simons, a full-time member of the Human Perception and Performance group, modified his famous Gorillas in our Midst experiment to show that even when test subjects were prepared for the possibility of seeing unexpected events in a video, such as a person in a gorilla suit, that preparation did not enhance their ability to notice other unexpected events.
Angiogenesis is the formation of new capillaries from existing microvasculature. Non-invasive imaging techniques that examine molecular events associated with the angiogenic process could prove invaluable for assessing the angiogenic status associated with a range of diseases. In a recent article in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Lawrence W Dobrucki and co-authors review the latest imaging modalities being developed for this purpose (J. Nucl. Med. 51 66S).