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A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

🕔15:17, 17.Jul 2016

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

🕔14:27, 17.Jul 2016

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

🕔00:49, 22.Apr 2016

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

🕔19:30, 5.Apr 2016

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

🕔15:12, 3.Feb 2016

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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Who’s on First?: Specialized groups of neurons encode sentence meaning

Who’s on First?: Specialized groups of neurons encode sentence meaning

🕔21:55, 2.Feb 2016

Syntax is hard-wired in the brain. Steven Frankland shows that distinct groups of neurons encode answers to the question, “who did it?” and, “to whom was it done?”

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Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

🕔12:27, 2.Feb 2016

Do not believe everything you hear. In her new podcast, Australian science journalist Wendy Zukerman examines some of our widely-held beliefs through the lens of science.

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Who’s on First?

Who’s on First?

🕔19:08, 16.Nov 2015

Syntax is hard-wired in the brain. Steven Frankland shows that distinct groups of neurons encode answers to the question, “who did it?” and, “to whom was it done?”

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Comprehending Cooperation in Children

Comprehending Cooperation in Children

🕔20:33, 4.Nov 2015

David Rand, assistant professor of psychology, describes cooperation patterns in children, who have thus far been understudied by social psychologists interested in human cooperation.

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Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

🕔14:56, 4.Nov 2015

Many view mathematics and language as two distinct areas of study. But what if math could shed light on the significance of the speech patterns of someone at risk for developing psychosis? A recent computer algorithm developed by Guillermo Cecchi of IBM and Cheryl Corcoran and Gillinder Bedi of Columbia University demonstrates that mathematical speech analysis can lead to some fascinating findings.

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