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In new cognitive research, people's eyes reveal that clichés are underrated.
People's eyes widen in response to their interest and engagement. A new cognitive study at Princeton University has discovered that our eyes consistently respond more to metaphors than literal or concrete statements, demonstrating that everyday metaphors — sometimes called clichés — engage our brains more than plain language.
Turning 'gee-whiz ideas' into reality at Nobel Laureate Dave MacMillan's latest PCI Symposium.
The Princeton Catalysis Initiative's first “speed-dating for scientists” event in 18 months gathered innovative researchers from diverse fields together with corporate leaders to foster new synergies and projects. "You quickly understood the societal impact of the work being done here," MacMillan said. "It was just extraordinary.”
Princeton launches Venture Forward, a campaign focused on the University's core values that seeks to move us from the present to the possible.
Princeton’s endowment returns continue to support University mission and impact
Tullis Onstott, innovative geologist, explorer of subsurface life, and revered 'gentle soul,' dies at 66
Princeton-led studies boost CRISPR gene-editing prospects
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts welcomes new scholars
New Indigenous initiatives ushered in at Princeton
Martin Jonikas selected as Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
Princeton provides annual update on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
As part of the University-wide effort to combat systemic racism, Princeton has published its first annual report highlighting diversity, equity and inclusion work across campus. The report provides a snapshot of projects, programs and initiatives during the 2020-21 academic year, and also includes demographic and climate data about students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.
Environmental research at Princeton is addressing the world's challenges.
Research groups across the University are making pivotal contributions across the spectrum of environmental issues. The Princeton Environmental Research portal tracks the full scope of activity arising out of more than a dozen different academic units, from physical, biological and applied sciences to art, architecture, psychology, policy and more.