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The Evolution of Color Linguistics: A Phylogenetic Approach to Color Terms

The Evolution of Color Linguistics: A Phylogenetic Approach to Color Terms

Evolution applies to more than living organisms. Yale scientists Hannah Haynie and Claire Bowern investigate the evolution of color terms and its implication on linguistics.

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A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

Imagine if video games were a key to improving learning. Yale psychiatry professor Bruce Wexler believes they are. A study found that a video game-based learning regimen improved the test performance of 583 schoolchildren compared to both those without the

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Canines are Over Overimitation

Canines are Over Overimitation

A recent Yale study supports that overimitation, or accepting information as true, is distinctly human, as dogs and dingoes do not display this unique behavior.

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Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Psychiatrists often disagree on the optimal methods of treating mental illnesses, because different patients can present with the same mental illness in different ways. The best approach is likely a combination of several treatments tailored to each specific patient.

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Primary Care May Be Political: Doctors’ political preferences affect treatments prescribed

Primary Care May Be Political: Doctors’ political preferences affect treatments prescribed

There is new evidence that suggests that physicians may not be the completely objective people we would like them to be. Yale researchers determined that physician’s political beliefs affects the treatments they prescribe to patients, particularly when faced with politically salient issues.

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A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

Yale professor of medicine Lynn Fiellin works through the Yale play2PREVENT Lab to develop video games for children and teens that aim to prevent health issues such as HIV, smoking, and drug abuse.

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Something Fishy About Estrogen: Zebrafish Model Offers New Perspectives for Autism

Something Fishy About Estrogen: Zebrafish Model Offers New Perspectives for Autism

Yale researchers use zebrafish to uncover a surprising relationship between autism and estrogen.

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I See You: New Research on Girls’ Behavior Reveals Differences Between Sexes in Autism

I See You: New Research on Girls’ Behavior Reveals Differences Between Sexes in Autism

Atypical of individuals with autism, girls at risk for this disorder seem to focus on social stimuli even more than normal children. The protective effects observed might alter the way we view the disorder.

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What Makes Us Generous? The Neuroscientist’s Take

What Makes Us Generous? The Neuroscientist’s Take

Neuroscientists, curious about what generosity looks like in the brain, tell a story of how emotional processing and mirror neurons might encourage social behavior.

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Collective Intelligence: How Insect Swarms Respond to External Stimuli

Collective Intelligence: How Insect Swarms Respond to External Stimuli

A team of Yale researchers has demonstrated how a seemingly random insect mating swarm responds to external stimulus through intelligent group fluctuations.

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