An experiment conducted by researchers from Princeton University and the University of Texas-Austin shows that the human brain uses memories to make predictions about what it expects to find in familiar contexts. When those subconscious predictions are shown to be wrong, the related memories are weakened and are more likely to be forgotten. And the greater the error, the more likely you are to forget the memory.
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The stereotype that women lack natural "brilliance" could explain their underrepresentation in academia, according to new research based at Princeton University.
Princeton University professor of physics, Shivaji Sondhi, has received a Humboldt Research Award and will be allowed to spend up to one year collaborating with researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.
David Tank, Princeton University's Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology and co-director of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, has received the 2015 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize, which recognizes seminal discoveries that advance scientists' understanding of the brain.
Professor Stanley Katz discusses the potential effects of enhanced relations between the United States and Cuba.
Professor Ruben Gallo discusses the United States' renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Cecilia Elena Rouse, dean of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the unemployment rate and what it means for the U.S. economy.