It is with great sadness that the Division of Biological Sciences announces the passing of Walter Jackson Freeman III, a neuroscientist and philosopher known for his pioneering work on how the brain generates our perception of the world.
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Biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been named a foreign member of the prestigious Royal Society, a rare honor for a UC Berkeley faculty member.
UC Berkeley scientists have built a “semantic atlas” that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language. The atlas identifies brain areas that respond to words that have similar meanings.
The cognitive science program is considering a change that would require Math 55 as a prerequisite for the major. Currently, Math 55 is part of the post-declaration major program. There will be more to follow as the possible change develops.
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2016 is the first year that UC Berkeley, or any United States institution, has been invited by the Yenching Academy of Peking to nominate students for the Yenching Scholars Program. UC Berkeley student Alicia Hayes (Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships) works as Berkeley's campus representative for the Yenching Academy.