Research conducted at the Beckman Institute advances knowledge of auditory perceptual simulation (APS) and how readers process language. The findings could lead to new teaching methods for struggling readers or second language learners.
Coming in many shapes, colors and sizes, strange mouth markings might aid in the survival of young birds, says ornithologist Mark Hauber, a professor of animal biology and Beckman faculty member.
Lynford Goddard, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and a Beckman faculty member, has been promoted by SPIE to the grade of Fellow for his technical accomplishments and his service to the society and to the general optics and photonics community.
Beckman Institute partners with Carle Foundation Hospital to offer new postdoctoral fellowship in heart and vascular research.
Narayana Aluru still recalls his good fortune at stepping into the Beckman Institute to meet Karl Hess and Umberto Ravaioli, whose influence continues to inspire him 20 years later.
A new research paper shows songbird embryos can recognize their parents' songs while still in the egg, and develop their brains accordingly. The research, led by Mark Hauber, a professor of animal biology and member of Beckman's Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Intelligent Behavior Group, shows that unhatched birds can tell the difference between birdsong and silence. The paper, published in NeuroReport, even claims they can distinguish between the songs of their own and other species.
Stephen Boppart, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, the director of the Center for Optical Molecular Imaging, and the head of the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at Illinois' Beckman Institute, has won the 2019 SPIE Biophotonics Techology Innovator Award. Boppart is fully committed to moving biophotonics technology from the bench to the bedside, and beyond. He encourages research faculty to drive the translation of their work into the commercial sphere—something he knows a lot about, having founded four biophotonic startup companies. SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics.