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Posts From Shirlee Wohl

The Economics of Self Control

The Economics of Self Control

Jody Sindelar has combined field studies and analysis of existing databases to study the relationship between self-control, tobacco use, and the implications of proposed tobacco taxation policies on individual behaviors.

Peter Dervan, GRD ‘72

Peter Dervan, GRD ‘72

One of the founders of chemical biology, Dervan is the recipient of countless noteworthy awards and honors, including the prestigious National Medal of Science in 2006 for his contributions to organic chemistry.

The Experience of Eating

The Experience of Eating

To elucidate the role of the brain in the experience of eating, members of the John B. Pierce Laboratory at the Yale School of Medicine are using the latest neuroimaging techniques to scan the brain for clues on what makes food taste good and why we eat it.

Monetary Incentives and our Culture

Monetary Incentives and our Culture

Left unchecked, global temperatures will rise by five degrees in the next two hundred years. While heat may be welcomed by cold New Englanders, this temperature increase will have damaging effects on the planet, such as rising of oceans and

Journey to the Beginning of the Universe: Hubble Telescope Reveals Most Distant Galaxies Ever Found

Journey to the Beginning of the Universe: Hubble Telescope Reveals Most Distant Galaxies Ever Found

Dr. Pieter van Dokkum looks back into the past through the Hubble telescope. Further evidence is found supporting the current theory of galaxy formation.

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.