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Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

Andrew Sung January 20, 2015 0

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Mapping Perception of Groups

Mapping Perception of Groups

Sofia Braunstein January 18, 2015 0

With government and corporations controlling the many aspects of our lives, it’s important to understand how we perceive groups. Professor Joshua Knobe’s latest research attempts to illuminate how we attribute mentalities to group agents

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Why bother getting along:  Professor David Rand explores the motives behind human cooperation

Why bother getting along: Professor David Rand explores the motives behind human cooperation

Ameya Mahajan January 18, 2015 0

Drawing from ideas sociology, psychology, economics, and biology, and utilizing tools from applied mathematics and computer science, Professor David Rand studies the basis of why organisms cooperate. The Yale Scientific Magazine speaks with Professor

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Deadly Euphoria

Deadly Euphoria

Theresa Steinmeyer January 18, 2015 0

For opioid addicts, it’s all too tempting to give the drug one more try. A heroin euphoria—temporary warmth, dulled senses, painlessness—slips away after 10 or 15 minutes, abandoning the addict to several days of

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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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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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Life on Pause: The Scary Truth About Internet Gaming Disorder

Life on Pause: The Scary Truth About Internet Gaming Disorder

Adam Pissaris December 30, 2014 0

Have you ever played a video game for a little longer than you intended? Did you crave to play again soon after? Internet Gaming Disorder is the newest form of addiction troubling the youth

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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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Superior Brains: Who’s to say that we’re the best?

Superior Brains: Who’s to say that we’re the best?

Sonia Wang October 5, 2014 1

Are we still the smartest? Study by scientists indicates that perhaps chimpanzees may surpass humans in some aspects

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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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