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Stress Hormones and Social Rank

Stress Hormones and Social Rank

Stephanie Anestis (GRAD ’05), a Schwartz Foundation post-doctoral research associate in the Center for Human and Primate Reproductive Ecology, is investigating this stress and hormones in chimpanzees.

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The Mind and the Ballot: The Role of Psychology in Elections

The Mind and the Ballot: The Role of Psychology in Elections

We are not rational beings, and it turns out that it subconscious psychological thought, rather than objective reasoning, often dictates which name we mark on the ballot.

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That Which We Call a Rose

That Which We Call a Rose

What’s in a name? The answer is a lot, although it is mostly in the initials. Research at Yale conducted by Joseph Simmons, assistant professor of marketing, indicates that people unconsciously make decisions based on their names. In a paper

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Smell then tell: New neurons in the adult brain receive signals before forming synapses of their own

Smell then tell: New neurons in the adult brain receive signals before forming synapses of their own

“Smell is cool,” quipped Charles Greer, professor of neurosurgery and neurobiology at the School of Medicine, when asked how he would summarize his research on the neurological workings of the olfactory system for a five-year old. When the question was

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