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Synesthetic Perception

Synesthetic Perception

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

Autonomous Goal Operation

Autonomous Goal Operation

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

Smoking Cessation: A Gain-Framed Counseling Approach

Smoking Cessation: A Gain-Framed Counseling Approach

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

The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Reading, Fast Thinking

The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Reading, Fast Thinking

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 students, while looking ahead to broadly applied standardized testing and teaching methods.

A New Look at Playing Pretend

A New Look at Playing Pretend

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.

Spearheading Schizophrenia Research: A Quest for New Treatments

Spearheading Schizophrenia Research: A Quest for New Treatments

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.

Prosopagnosia – Whose Face is It?

Prosopagnosia – Whose Face is It?

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.

Keepon: The Dancing Robot

Keepon: The Dancing Robot

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.

Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

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.

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

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

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.