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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

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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88.1 cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

88.1 cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

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Life On Pause: The Scary Truth About Internet Gaming Disorder

Life On Pause: The Scary Truth About Internet Gaming Disorder

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

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?

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

“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 of Tokyo have published research that

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The Tinted Lens of Positive Emotion

The Tinted Lens of Positive Emotion

In her psychology study on mania, Yale Assistant Professor of Psychology June Gruber examines how increased positive emotionality shapes one’s emotional experience and perception of others during a conversation between couples about a distressing topic.

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The Science in Social Media: New Research Links Virtual and Psychological Worlds

The Science in Social Media: New Research Links Virtual and Psychological Worlds

Social media may be psychologists and researchers’ newest tool to analyze the human mind. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Vermont are using data from Facebook and Twitter to learn about our thoughts and emotions.

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Q&A: Does Eye Contact Make a Speaker More Persuasive?

Q&A: Does Eye Contact Make a Speaker More Persuasive?

Contrary to popular belief, eye contact may do more harm than good when trying to persuade others to change their views. A new study in Psychological Science elucidates how people actually react to eye contact.

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A Child’s Focus: Breakthroughs in Early Autism Detection in Infants

A Child’s Focus: Breakthroughs in Early Autism Detection in Infants

Led by Professor Katarzyna Chawarska, a team of scientists at the Yale School of Medicine have detected deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months — the earliest detection age for Autism Spectrum Disorders yet.

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