Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists discover enhanced language learning in synesthetes

"When I see equations, I see the letters in colors. I don't know why," wrote Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. "I see vague pictures of Bessel functions with light-tan j's, slightly violet-bluish n's, and dark ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Harvard undergrad's AI model helps to predict TB resistance

One of the greatest challenges in treating tuberculosis—the top infectious killer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)—is the bacterium's ability to shapeshift rapidly and become resistant to multiple ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Helping children learn what not to say

Amy Bidgood is in the third year of a part-time PhD in the Child Language Study Centre, part of the Department of Psychological Sciences

Psychology & Psychiatry

Watching the world in motion, babies take a first step toward language

Watching children on the playground, we see them run, climb, slide, get up, and do it all again. While their movements are continuous, we language-users can easily divide them up and name each one. But what about people—babies—who ...