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Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

Andrew Sung January 20, 2015 0

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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?

Amanda Mei January 18, 2015 0

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

Amanda Mei January 18, 2015 0

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

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Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Milana Bochkur Dratver January 18, 2015 0

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?

Steven Lewis January 18, 2015 0

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

Patrick Demkowicz January 18, 2015 0

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

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

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

Summer Wu January 18, 2015 0

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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Uncharted Waters in Dyslexia Research

Uncharted Waters in Dyslexia Research

Yuki Hayashi December 30, 2014 0

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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Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

Aparna Nathan April 25, 2014 0

“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

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No Need for Neuron Loss?

No Need for Neuron Loss?

Lisa Zheng April 13, 2014 1

Professor Marc Hammarlund and Alexandra Byrne of the Yale School of Medicine have discovered that neurons may be regulated separately from age, suggesting that the deterioration of our neurons as we get older may

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