Faculty http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/faculty.html en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:26:31 EST Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:26:31 EST 5 Certainty in Our Choices Often a Matter of Time, Researchers Find http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/17/certainty-in-our-choices-often-a-matter-of-time-researchers-find.html When faced with making choices, but lack sufficient evidence to guarantee success, our brain uses elapsed time as a proxy for task difficulty to calculate how confident we should be, a team of neuroscientists has found. Their findings help untangle the different factors that contribute to the decision-making process. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/17/certainty-in-our-choices-often-a-matter-of-time-researchers-find.html Serious Monkey Business: Linguistic Methods Uncover Sophisticated Meanings and Monkey Dialects http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/15/serious-monkey-business-linguistic-methods-uncover-sophisticated-meanings-and-monkey-dialects-.html The same species of monkeys located in separate geographic regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators, a linguistic analysis by a team of scientists reveals. The study reveals that monkey calls have a more sophisticated structure than was commonly thought. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:14:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/15/serious-monkey-business-linguistic-methods-uncover-sophisticated-meanings-and-monkey-dialects-.html New Report Explores the Use of Digital Games in the Classroom During the Learning Process http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/09/new-report-explores-the-use-of-digital-games-in-the-classroom-during-the-learning-process.html A new report from the A-GAMES project, a collaboration between NYU and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:30:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/09/new-report-explores-the-use-of-digital-games-in-the-classroom-during-the-learning-process.html Researchers Go Small to Better Understand Atmospheric Motion http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/08/researchers-go-small-to-better-understand-atmospheric-motion.html Researchers at NYU and MIT have shed new light on the nature of small-scale atmospheric motion—findings that could lead to lengthening the accuracy of weather predictions. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:59:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/08/researchers-go-small-to-better-understand-atmospheric-motion.html NYU Researchers Find Silver Lining Playbook for Performance http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/01/nyu-researchers-find-silver-lining-playbook-for-performance-.html If we believe a negative trait we possess is linked to a related positive characteristic, we will be more productive in that domain, New York University researchers have found. Their study establishes a novel “silver lining theory”: negative attributes can produce positive results. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:14:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/01/nyu-researchers-find-silver-lining-playbook-for-performance-.html It’s Particle-Hunting Season! NYU Scientists Launch Higgs Hunters Project http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/11/26/its-particle-hunting-season-nyu-scientists-launch-higgs-hunters-project.html NYU scientists and their colleagues have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider and to help search for previously unobserved particles. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/11/26/its-particle-hunting-season-nyu-scientists-launch-higgs-hunters-project.html American Association for Advancement of Science Selects Two NYU Faculty as Fellows http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/11/24/american-association-for-advancement-of-science-selects-two-nyu-faculty-as-fellows.html New York University Professors Danny Reinberg and Yuri Tschinkel have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:04:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/11/24/american-association-for-advancement-of-science-selects-two-nyu-faculty-as-fellows.html