Psychology & Psychiatry

Does awe lead to greater interest in science?

"The joy of science lies in pondering the magnificent and seeking answers to the unknown," writes Jonathon McPhetres, a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at the University of Rochester, and the author of a new study published ...

Health

Eating when we are not hungry is bad for our health

With the wide availability of convenient foods engineered for maximum tastiness— such as potato chips, chocolates, and bacon double cheeseburgers— in the modern food environment and with widespread advertising, the contemporary ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Babies time their smiles to make their moms smile in return

Why do babies smile when they interact with their parents? Could their smiles have a purpose? In the Sept. 23 issue of PLOS ONE, a team of computer scientists, roboticists and developmental psychologists confirm what most ...

Medical research

Researchers capture structure of key part of deadly Nipah virus

What began as a summer internship project designed for an undergraduate student evolved into a one-year study of one of the deadliest, but little known viruses. Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have now ...

Genetics

Gene expression in mouse neural retina sequenced

The population of Eric Morrow's seminar "Neurogenetics and Disease" comprises mainly undergraduates who were skipping down the halls of their elementary schools when the first drafts of human genome sequences were published. ...

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