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Q&A: What happens in the brain when we watch a movie?

Q&A: What happens in the brain when we watch a movie?

🕔18:08, 18.Jan 2015

Movies have the ability to synchronize activity in viewers’ brains, especially when the film contains many cinematic effects.

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Mythbusters: The Cam Jansen Effect

Mythbusters: The Cam Jansen Effect

🕔13:52, 18.Jan 2015

Many people wish they had the memory of fictional detective Cam Jansen, who can remember scenes so vividly and so accurately, it is as if she is looking at a photograph. As amazing as this ability is in helping Cam Jansen solve mysteries, evidence suggests that it is not possible in real life.

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Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

🕔13:34, 18.Jan 2015

A better understanding of neural interaction with fat tissue can lead to more targeted treatments for obesity.

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Q&A: Do concussions lead to depression?

Q&A: Do concussions lead to depression?

🕔13:26, 18.Jan 2015

Recent studies have shown that concussions are correlated with depression, but more work needs to be done to probe for causation.

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Shading, Texture, and Color: How the Brain Makes Sense of Shape and Substance

Shading, Texture, and Color: How the Brain Makes Sense of Shape and Substance

🕔13:12, 18.Jan 2015

The world is a beautiful mess of visual information. Yale Professor Steven Zucker and his research group recently announced findings that unite mathematics, neurobiology, and psychology to make sense of how the brain makes sense of it all.

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David Spiegel (YC ‘67): From Philosophy to Medicine

David Spiegel (YC ‘67): From Philosophy to Medicine

🕔00:51, 18.Jan 2015

How do the mind and body interact? Yale alumnus Dr. David Spiegel (YC ’67) draws upon his experiences in both philosophy and psychology to answer this question.

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Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

🕔01:39, 5.Jan 2015 Read Full Article
Uncharted Waters in Dyslexia Research

Uncharted Waters in Dyslexia Research

🕔12:31, 30.Dec 2014

While most research on reading disabilities has focused on its disadvantages, Dr. Ken Pugh of Haskins Laboratories recently published a trend-breaking study. He shows that dyslexic children have a slight advantage in visuospatial processing.

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Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

🕔22:40, 1.Jul 2014

Tim Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, plans to uses neuroactive molecules from natural products to probe the mysterious mechanisms of memory and cognition in the brain.

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Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

🕔21:13, 25.Apr 2014

“Love at first sight” – it lies at the core of classic fairy tales, but recent research into animal mating habits shows that this phenomenon is likely just a fantasy. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have published research that

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