Northeastern University

Psychology & Psychiatry

Unlocking compassion in the face of mass suffering

Ample research has shown that as the number of people suffering increases, our individual capacity to feel compassion stays flat or decreases—a phenomenon known among scientists as "compassion fade," says David DeSteno, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do hormones affect a woman's ability to recover from PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress can be a crippling disorder, interfering with a person's ability to function on a daily basis. And although scientists don't know why, it occurs twice as frequently in women as in men.

Medical research

Could sound waves bring us smarter medical implants?

Pinned to a wall in Tommaso Melodia's office, next to a stack of wireless technology guidebooks, is a child's illustration: a smiling heart symbol alongside the word "Papa." His office is covered with drawings like these, ...

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