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Staying in Touch

Staying in Touch

DePauw University Professor Matthew Hertenstein conducted a study on how tactile communication, such as a pat on the back or a high-five, can communicate a wide range of emotions, sometimes more accurately than words.

Ig Nobel Prize: Humor and Science

Ig Nobel Prize: Humor and Science

Professor Robert Pietrzak is part of a research team that was awarded the Ig Nobel prize, which honors unusual and imaginative research, for their study on the effects of voluntary inhibition of urination on cognitive processes.

Monkeys and Beliefs

Monkeys and Beliefs

Laurie Santos tackles the question of what makes us human by studying the minds of our closest relatives, primates, and some of her recent work demonstrates that monkeys can represent the knowledge and ignorance of others, but not their beliefs.

A 21st Century Epidemic: Problematic Internet Use in Connecticut Students

A 21st Century Epidemic: Problematic Internet Use in Connecticut Students

A study by Dr. Marc Potenza of the Yale University School of Medicine surveyed students in Connecticut high schools and is the first epidemiologic study of problematic Internet use among U.S. high school students.

Aromatherapy: Exploring Olfaction

Aromatherapy: Exploring Olfaction

Aromatherapy, the use of fragrance to enhance health and promote feelings of well-being, appears to improve mood but not to affect physiological signs such as heart rate and blood pressure.

Careers in Science: Advertising Psychology

Careers in Science: Advertising Psychology

Consumer and advertising psychology essentially seeks to understand how we make choices and what influences our decisions and thus has applications far beyond corporate battles between AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Inducing Speech: The Challenges of First Words

Inducing Speech: The Challenges of First Words

Professor Rhea Paul of the Yale Child Study Center studies methods of inducing speech in nonspeaking preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders.

Cultural Cognition and Scientific Consensus

Cultural Cognition and Scientific Consensus

Professor Dan Kahan at the Yale Law School explains how people’s cultural values influence their risk perception on issues in one of the studies under the Cultural Cognition Project.

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Sterling Professorships

Sterling Professorships

Earlier this year, two Yale scientists were named Sterling Professors, the highest honor that a member of the Yale faculty can attain from the institution.