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Cognitive neuroscientist Roberto Cabeza is tracking down memory in the brain, looking for the moment when new connections between stored information spark creativity.

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Behavioral economist Bertil Tungodden is aiming to show how people perceive fairness in different ways, and how this influences their behavior.

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The RAS gene is a mysterious protein, and causes canter. Oncologist Channing Der co-discovered it in the 1980s. With his arduous research, he has made a big contribution to better therapies.

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Moral philosopher R. Jay Wallace takes a close look at the rules, norms and agreements which are fundamental to our social relationships and society as a whole.

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Physicist Cecilia Clementi uses statistical methods and AI to explain biological phenomena: for example, how the movement of atoms in proteins determines their function.

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Photosynthesis is the most fundamental process of life. Microbiologist Robert Burnap is decoding its mechanisms to take them as a blueprint for artificial catalyst.

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German studies scholar Michel Chaouli explores new forms of literary and art criticism that give space to individual experience and break with academic conventions.

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Neuroscientist Panayiota Poirazi is creating neural computer models of dendrites to explore their role and train algorithms to learn like humans.

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The certainties of Western liberalism are falling apart. Political scientist Andrew Hurrell analyzes how liberal ideas have evolved, and how they are contested today.

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Valentina Forini studies the invisible. She uses string theory and mathematics to identify the smallest objects of nature and close the gaps in standard models of physics.

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Chris Soulsby investigates isotopes to determine the age of water molecules in order to develop more sustainable resource management methods and climate resilient city planning.

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To understand how nerve cells communicate with each other, neurobiologist Benjamin Judkewitz is x-raying the brains of a virtually transparent species of fish.

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