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It’s Time To Correct Neuroscience Myths

Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychology professor at Northeastern who has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, finds misinformation and myths about the brain everywhere. So she’s setting the record straight in a new book.
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Northeastern Students Awarded Two Truman, Nine Fulbright Scholarships

A total of 11 Northeastern students have received Truman and Fulbright Scholarships in 2019. They’re serving underrepresented populations, searching for answers to some of the most vexing diseases, and fighting for gender equality.

They Came for the Calculus. They Stayed for the Competition.

Northeastern hosted more than 100 high school students on its Boston campus Tuesday for Calculus Field Day, where the students competed in teams to solve challenging calculus problems and advance their knowledge of and passion for mathematics.

Want Machines to Analyze Images Faster? Stay Out of Their Way.

Paul Hand, an assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to figure out how neural networks can be used to construct images, while searching for the mathematical theories behind those networks.
Top row: A transition from normal epithelial cells in a honeycomb pattern (top left) to shifted cells. This transition leads to increasing disorder in their shapes. Bottom row: Simulated patterns from the theoretical vertex model recapitulate cell shapes and topologies.

These Cells Protect Your Organs, but Cancer May Send Them Running. Here’s a Theory Why.

Assistant Professor of Physics Max Bi helped develop a model of cell behavior, explaining why certain conditions cause epithelial cells to transition from a solid to a fluid-like state.