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Sequential memory requires items to be recalled in a specific order. It's the type of memory that we rely on to say the days of the week, recite the alphabet or remember our phone number. To better understand how sequential memory works, physicist Mikhail Rabinovich at the University of California, San Diego built mathematical models that mimic sequential memory. He and a group of researchers have now mathematically modeled how the mind switches among different ways of thinking about a sequence of objects. This model could be used to better understand a variety of psychiatric disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder.
For more information on sequential memory and this researcher's work, check out their article in Chaos: An interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science
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Congratulations to Mandy Hering
Assistant Professor Amanda Hering received a $318,000 research award for her project, "Statistical Process Monitoring and Risk Assessment for Engineering and Spatial Environmental Applications". The grant is being awarded through King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) over a 3 year period. Hering's co-PIs are Ying Sun of KAUST and Judy Wang of George Washington University. They will be working on developing data-based statistical techniques for spatial and spatial-temporal process monitoring.
Congratulations Mandy on the award!
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