Two years ago, Brenda Rapp looked out over the crowded lecture hall during her introductory cognitive neuroscience course and saw many students smiling and tapping on their laptops. Which was fine, except that no one smiles at lecture notes. “They were doing email, Facebook, whatever,” says Rapp, professor and chair of the Department of Cognitive Science, who specializes in the study of how the brain processes language. And that troubled her.
Read the full story in the Spring 2017 edition of Arts & Sciences Magazine.