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Synesthetic Perception

Synesthetic Perception

Sean Fletcher May 12, 2011 1

A look into the rare phenomenon by which a single stimulus can trigger different sensory pathways

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Autonomous Goal Operation

Autonomous Goal Operation

Lara Boyle May 12, 2011 0

Professor John Bargh proposes that an autonomous goal system can deceive humans into changing how they view the world

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Smoking Cessation: A Gain-Framed Counseling Approach

Smoking Cessation: A Gain-Framed Counseling Approach

Jonathan Setiabrata April 3, 2011 0

Assistant psychiatry professor Benjamin Toll explores the effects of gain-frame messaging in maximizing effectiveness of smoking cessation counseling

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The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Reading, Fast Thinking

The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Reading, Fast Thinking

Molly Patterson April 3, 2011 5

A once hidden disability is brought to light by Drs Bennet and Sally Shaywitz of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. Their research connects IQ, reading level, and cognition in dyslexic and typical

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A New Look at Playing Pretend

A New Look at Playing Pretend

Shirlee Wohl May 1, 2010 0

A recent study by Professor of Psychology Paul Bloom and graduate student Deena Skolnick Weisberg found that young children draw distinctions in their imaginary worlds

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Spearheading Schizophrenia Research: A Quest for New Treatments

Spearheading Schizophrenia Research: A Quest for New Treatments

Amir Ameri April 24, 2010 0

Since 1988, Dr. John Krystal has taken schizophrenia research down a new path, discovering potential new antipsychotic therapies by investigating the brain's glutamate release and response systems

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Prosopagnosia – Whose Face is It?

Prosopagnosia – Whose Face is It?

Ben Deen February 25, 2010 0

Prosopagnosia is a selective and often severe deficit in the ability to recognize others’ faces. People suffering from the disorder are often unable to recognize their friends and family members by face alone

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Keepon: The Dancing Robot

Keepon: The Dancing Robot

Nabeem Hashem February 25, 2010 1

The yellow robot Keepon, which became an Internet sensation in 2007, was developed by Hideki Kozima and Marek Michalowski to study the development of social intelligence in young children

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Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

Kristen Johnson February 25, 2010 0

Dr. Hilary Blumberg has used MRI to investigated the effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (bDNF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on brain structure and development

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Book Review: “Mania: a Short History of Bipolar Disorder”

Book Review: “Mania: a Short History of Bipolar Disorder”

Matt Baum October 25, 2009 0

In a definitional whirlwind, David Healy in Mania upsets any notions of the conti­nuity of our time’s mental disorders, following the history of bipolar disorder from the ancient Greeks through the present

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