Stanford Libraries' conservation lab repairs precious artifacts and puts them back in researchers' hands. Technicians also create cases that provide a secure future for everything from paper fans to "Andy," a programmable robot.
The science of how the brain sorts through a host of factors and eventually makes a decision falls at the intersection of research taking place across Stanford schools and institutes, where neuroscience meets environmentalism and where psychology meets business.
Stanford's new McMurtry Building was feted by the media, the campus community and officially welcomed into the campus fold. The first new building of the academic year, McMurtry houses the Department of Art & Art History.
Computers will one day match our own mental agility; learning, navigating and performing complex interactions all on scant power. But getting to that point will require neuroscientists and engineers to reverse engineer our least understood organ – the brain.