Gray Areas in Gray Matter

Akil Davis ’17 sports an EEG cap. September 2, 2016 One of two new major offerings at DePauw this year, neuroscience is intensely interdisciplinary. It borrows from fields such as psychology, biochemistry and philosophy, and touches on nearly every aspect of human life, from love to business. It’s the latter of those two where Robert West, Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professor and professor of psychology and neuroscience, has focused his current research. Information security is paramount in a world where sensitive data, whether trade secrets or health records, can be – and often is – compromised by outside parties. These kinds of breaches often trace back to an act of individual carelessness rather than outright malicious intent, rendering high-tech security systems useless. But what if there was a way to determine whether…


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