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From the Editor: 84.3 Science of the Senses

From the Editor: 84.3 Science of the Senses

Imagine waking up one morning to find that you have lost all of your senses.

An Abstract Theory of Computational Vision

An Abstract Theory of Computational Vision

Professor Steven Zucker of the Yale Computer Science Department has developed an extensive theory that expands our understanding of the way curves and textures are perceived by the human eye.

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.

The Mechanisms and Perception of Itch

The Mechanisms and Perception of Itch

Dr. Robert LaMotte’s Laboratory at the Yale School of Medicine studies the perception and mechanisms of itch in an effort to derive better treatments for chronic itch.

The Neural Basis of Olfaction

The Neural Basis of Olfaction

Exciting new research at Yale’s Greer Lab has revealed a population of olfactory stem cells and has begun to unravel the complex mechanisms behind the development and regeneration of the olfactory system neurons.

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.

Yale Formula Hybrid Racing Team To Compete Again This Year

Yale Formula Hybrid Racing Team To Compete Again This Year

In May 2010, Yale students constructed a hybrid car to compete in the international Formula Hybrid competition. After a successful showing, the team has revamped and improved the car in preparation for this year’s competition.