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Rebert D. Klein Lecture - Iris Berent

How human brains do language: one system, two channels

Contrary to popular belief, language is not limited to speech. In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, Northeastern University Prof. Iris Berent reveals that people also apply the rules of their spoken language to sign language.
William Detrich, Professor of Marine Molecular Biology and Biochemistry posed for a portrait in the Marine Science Center at Northeastern University

3Qs: Creating the world’s largest marine preserve and what it means for fishing, climate research

Last week, an international agreement established the world’s largest marine protected area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. Northeastern’s William Detrich, an expert in marine molecular biology, calls the sea one of the world’s “very few pristine marine ecosystems” and says the protected area “will serve as a natural laboratory for assessing and forecasting climate change on Earth.”
Albert László Barabási

New study: Success can come at any age

New research led by Northeastern network scientist Albert-László Barabási shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, creative breakthroughs in science can come at any age, in the 20s, 40s, even 70s.

New Study: Success Can Come at Any Age

What does age have to do with cre­ative break­throughs in sci­ence? Not much, according to new research led by North­eastern net­work sci­en­tist Albert-​​​​László Barabási.
Sridhar Srinivas

Professor honored for outstanding contributions to improving diversity in biomedical engineering

Northeastern professor Srinivas Sridhar, who has led pioneering research and education initiatives in the field of nanomedicine, has received the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award. “This award recognizes the work I’ve been doing for the past 10 years, a path motivated by spreading knowledge and breaking down barriers to access of knowledge,” he said.