Yale was founded without a science curriculum, and even after the founding of the Sheffield Scientific School in 1854, the integration of science into Yale’s culture was a gradual process.
Recent studies suggest that the use of hormonal contraception is fundamentally changing the chemistry of attraction between men and women, altering biochemical signals that influence our partner preferences.
The anatomical, physiological, and genetic differences between the sexes, long overlooked in clinical science, are taking on a new importance in the treatment of infectious diseases, such as influenza and HIV/AIDS.
Psychologist James W. Pennebaker’s research reveals that our use of pronouns and other simple, everyday words can reveal not only our genders, but also our emotional states and even aspects of our personalities.
Research from James Wilkie and Galen Bodenhausen at Northwestern University demonstrates that gender falls into broader mental categories, and is therefore associated with numbers and objects through a phenomenon called “communion.”
Research is showing that objectification, commonly thought of as removing mind and morals from a body, is actually a more complex process in which we alter our impressions of a person’s competence, sensitivity, and emotions as we observe their physical appearance.
Since 1993, the “Mozart effect,” which holds that listening to classical music increases intelligence, has become popular around the world, but it faces significant controversy in the scientific community.