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Mapping Perception of Groups

Mapping Perception of Groups

🕔14:08, 18.Jan 2015

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 in comparison to individuals.

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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

🕔14:06, 18.Jan 2015

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 Rand to find out how he works, his other interests, and more.

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Deadly Euphoria

Deadly Euphoria

🕔14:02, 18.Jan 2015

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 withdrawal symptoms that could fade with the easy pleasure of one more dose.

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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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Protecting the Nonhuman from the Inhumane: Personhood and Chimpanzees

Protecting the Nonhuman from the Inhumane: Personhood and Chimpanzees

🕔13:23, 18.Jan 2015

Recently, the Nonhuman Rights Project fought for legal personhood for a 26 year-old chimpanzee named Tommy. The case relates to current research on primate genetics, cognition, and emotion.

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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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Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

🕔01:39, 5.Jan 2015 Read Full Article
Life On Pause: The Scary Truth About Internet Gaming Disorder

Life On Pause: The Scary Truth About Internet Gaming Disorder

🕔12:32, 30.Dec 2014

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 around the world, and you just might have it.

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

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

🕔14:52, 5.Oct 2014

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

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