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It’s Time To Correct Neuroscience Myths

Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychology professor at Northeastern who has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, finds misinformation and myths about the brain everywhere. So she’s setting the record straight in a new book.
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You’re a Baby. Your Parent just Threw a Slice of Cheese at You. Now What?

People all over the world are throwing slices of American cheese (which are pretty sticky, it turns out) at their unsuspecting babies, filming the babies’ reactions, and posting the videos online. But their reactions are to the sensations they are feeling, not to what just happened.
Elizabeth Curtis, Biology '19, pours a pint of lager at the Boston Beer Company in Jamaica Plain. Photo by Tim Briggs
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The Science (and Co-ops) Behind Boston Beer

An exploration of Boston Beer Company's R&D Brewery, through the eyes of three College of Science co-ops. 
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This neuroscientist wants to change how we diagnose and treat mental illness

Imagine that a doctor could know which treatment would best help a patient with depression, anxiety, or some other mental illness by taking a picture of the person’s brain, not unlike the way people get an X-ray for a broken bone. That, along with early detection and intervention tools, will be in the future of clinical psychiatric practice, said Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, who started this semester as a psychology professor at Northeastern.