Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) was founded in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CMU has approximately 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. CMU has seven colleges and schools. Most notably is the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science and John Heinz III College. CMU is ranked in the top 200 univerisities world-wide and rated in the top 25 of USA research centers by U.S. News & World Report.

Address
Alumni House 5017 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Website
http://www.cmu.edu/index.shtml
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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Self-isolation may increase susceptibility to COVID-19

Months of self-isolation and social distancing have taken their toll. Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, has produced a body of research that suggests that interpersonal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study examines recursive thinking

Recursion—the computational capacity to embed elements within elements of the same kind—has been lauded as the intellectual cornerstone of language, tool use and mathematics. A multi-institutional team of researchers ...

Neuroscience

Mapping how the brain regulates stress

As the weeks of self-isolation tick by, people are seeking ways to manage stress in the absence of normal interactions. Previous studies have shown the value of self-affirmation in lowering and managing stress.

Vaccination

Learning from vaccination's history

With the ongoing speculation around the development of a viable COVID-19 vaccine, there's no better time to revisit the history of vaccination.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Knowing how' is in your brain

Although we often think of knowledge as "knowing that" (for example, knowing that Paris is the capital of France), each of us also knows many procedures consisting of "knowing how," such as knowing how to tie a knot or start ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Video game helps neuroscientists understand second language learners

An alien ship appears on the left side of the screen. The player hears it coming and has a laser ready. With a quick tap of the space bar, the alien is toast. The player is safe for just a moment before hearing another alien ...

Neuroscience

High density EEG produces dynamic image of brain signal source

Marking a major milestone on the path to meeting the objectives of the NIH BRAIN initiative, research by Carnegie Mellon's Biomedical Engineering Department Head Bin He advances high-density electroencephalography (EEG) as ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Self-reported COVID-19 symptoms show promise for disease forecasts

Self-reported descriptions of COVID-19-related symptoms, which Carnegie Mellon University researchers are gathering nationwide with the help of Facebook and Google, correlate well with test-confirmed cases of the disease, ...

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