Monthly Archives: May 2011 »

Science of the Senses

Science of the Senses

Gennifer Tsoi May 13, 2011 0

Imagine waking up one morning to find that you have lost all of your senses

Read More »
An Abstract Theory of Computational Vision

An Abstract Theory of Computational Vision

Henry Zheng May 13, 2011 0

Professor Steven Zucker of the Yale Computer Science Department has developed an extensive theory that expands our understanding of the way curves and textures are perceived by the human eye

Read More »
Inducing Speech: The Challenges of First Words

Inducing Speech: The Challenges of First Words

Sudhakar Nuti May 13, 2011 0

Professor Rhea Paul of the Yale Child Study Center studies methods of inducing speech in nonspeaking preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders

Read More »
The Mechanisms and Perception of Itch

The Mechanisms and Perception of Itch

Jenny Mei May 13, 2011 1

Dr. Robert LaMotte’s Laboratory at the Yale School of Medicine studies the perception and mechanisms of itch in an effort to derive better treatments for chronic itch.

Read More »
The Neural Basis of Olfaction

The Neural Basis of Olfaction

Sunny Kumar May 13, 2011 2

Exciting new research at Yale’s Greer Lab has revealed a population of olfactory stem cells and has begun to unravel the complex mechanisms behind the development and regeneration of the olfactory system neurons

Read More »
Cultural Cognition and Scientific Consensus

Cultural Cognition and Scientific Consensus

Nancy Huynh May 13, 2011 2

Professor Dan Kahan at the Yale Law School explains how people's cultural values influence their risk perception on issues in one of the studies under the Cultural Cognition Project.

Read More »
Yale Formula Hybrid Racing Team To Compete Again This Year

Yale Formula Hybrid Racing Team To Compete Again This Year

Jonathan Greco May 12, 2011 0

In May 2010, Yale students constructed a hybrid car to compete in the international Formula Hybrid competition. After a successful showing, the team has revamped and improved the car in preparation for this year’s

Read More »
Science Museums

Science Museums

Dennis Wang May 12, 2011 1

Though not the most common career path, working in a science museum can be exceptionally fulfilling and intellectually stimulating.

Read More »
Your Brain on Food

Your Brain on Food

Jonathan Liang May 12, 2011 0

In several regions of the brain, researchers are discovering new complexities in the ways in which our diet affects our minds and bodies

Read More »
Finding a Cure for Tooth Decay

Finding a Cure for Tooth Decay

Frank Han May 12, 2011 0

Say good-bye to tooth decay? Dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay, may be preventable in the future due to an exciting breakthrough.

Read More »