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December 22, 2015
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From intro class to a Science publication in three years

Holly Gildea didn’t come to Brown expecting to publish in one of the world’s top scientific journals, or even to study neuroscience, but by discovering and pursuing her passion, she’s achieved an auspicious start to a research career. PROVIDENCE, R.I. … Continue reading

July 30, 2014
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Mobile games used for psychology experiments

Initial findings from one of the largest cognitive science experiments ever conducted have shown that mobile games can be used to reliably address psychology questions, paving the way to a better understanding of how cognitive function differs across populations. With … Continue reading

June 20, 2014
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Free will seems a matter of mind, not soul

A new study tested whether people believe free will arises from a metaphysical basis or mental capacity. Even though most respondents said they believed humans to have souls, they judged free will and assigned blame for transgressions based on pragmatic … Continue reading

February 17, 2013
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The Universe in the Middle of Nowhere

The UA’s Chris Impey has taught cosmology to Tibetan Buddhist monastics in remote parts of India each summer for the past five years. With a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, he detailed his experiences in a book, “Humble Before … Continue reading

January 29, 2013
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Tests Conducted on Israel’s Ariel Sharon Reveal Significant Brain Activity

Scientists use new methods developed by UCLA’s Martin Monti A team of American and Israeli brain scientists tested former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to assess his brain responses, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Surprisingly, Sharon showed significant brain … Continue reading

October 28, 2012
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University of Toronto Study Demonstrates Impact of Adversity on Early Life Development

Study part of growing body of knowledge surrounding gene-environment interplay TORONTO, ON – It is time to put the nature versus nurture debate to rest and embrace growing evidence that it is the interaction between biology and environment in early … Continue reading

July 25, 2012
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Yoga Reduces Stress; Now It’s Known Why

UCLA study helps caregivers of people with dementia Six months ago, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels of people who … Continue reading

May 18, 2012
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UCLA Researchers Map Damaged Connections in Phineas Gage’s Brain

Famous 1848 case of man who survived a terrible accident has modern parallel Poor Phineas Gage. In 1848, the supervisor for the Rutland and Burlington Railroad in Vermont was using a 13-pound, 3-foot-7-inch rod to pack blasting powder into a … Continue reading