College of Arts and Sciences

UNL historian on National Press Club panel on Charlie Hebdo attacks

James Le Sueur, UNL professor of history who specializes in France and Algeria, is in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22 as a member of a panel discussing the attacks at the National Press Club. Le Sueur joins four other panelists for the gathering that will host several hundred members of the media, policymakers and think tank associates.

A team led by UNL's Maital Neta performed functional MRI scans of study participants as they completed 12 diverse tasks that included recognizing parts of speech and mentally rotating three-dimensional shapes to identify matching pairs. The team found that 41 brain regions showed substantial differences in activity following incorrect vs. correct answers.