Research

Split brain activity allows you to listen and drive, research shows

November 30, 2016

A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison consciousness researchers has used brain imaging to show how the brain allows you to drive a familiar path while concentrating on a radio show: It literally splits the tasks in two.

Environment

Study shows many lakes getting murkier, but gives hope for improvement

November 30, 2016

While water clarity in most Wisconsin lakes has not changed in 20 years, researchers say the fact that more lakes are getting worse signals there is work to be done.

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Kenneth Mayer: Election recount

Kenneth R. Mayer and Barry Burden, experts on elections, can both comment on the election recount that has started in… More

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Continuing Studies

Writers’ Institute provides transformative experience for lifelong learners

November 30, 2016

Many hopeful writers have found a path to publishing through the UW–Madison’s Writers’ Institute. The 28th annual event is scheduled for March 24-26 at the Madison Concourse Hotel.

Holidays

Gifts with Badger appeal

November 29, 2016

What's on your holiday shopping list this year? Consider a gift that shows your UW–Madison pride. Browse our annual gift guide and maybe you'll even find something to tuck into your own stocking.

Science

Magnetic brain stimulation can bring back stowed memories

December 1, 2016

The lab of Brad Postle, a psychology professor at UW–Madison, is challenging the idea that working memory remembers things through sustained brain activity.