This fall, Jorge Morales, PhD, joins the psychology department at the College of Science as an assistant professor. He will also hold a secondary appointment in the Department of Philosophy at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Morales is currently completing post-doc work at Johns Hopkins University and starting his interdisciplinary lab at Northeastern. […]
September 13, 2021
Rebecca Shansky's research finds that stress during Covid-19 can change the way the human brain works.
August 30, 2021
Distinguished Psychology Professor, Lisa Feldman Barrett's newest study finds that human emotions cannot be determined by facial expressions alone, they must rely on context.
August 20, 2021
Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology
Lifestyle choices affect our brain’s capabilities throughout life — this researcher wants to know how.
Timothy Morris did not anticipate he would become an academic, but his career path led him to the position he now loves: postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern. Morris recounts his research journey, the significance of his current work, and why academia at Northeastern is his calling.
April 30, 2021
Neurogastronomy aims to help junk food addicts, cancer survivors, and COVID-19 patients.
March 31, 2021
After decades of research, scientists have developed countless therapeutics to improve human health. But they’ve also created a problem. Many of these drugs don’t work as well for half of the population—that is, the female half. Women are also more often misdiagnosed for a variety of ailments, including stroke and ADHD. The root of this […]
March 09, 2021
Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology
The Pursuit of Happiness (and Other Emotions): Using AI to Redefine Assumptions in Affective Science
Researchers in Northeastern’s PEN group use machine learning analysis to question the assumption that commonly used emotion words have biological meaning in a recent paper.
February 07, 2021
Hear from Hazel Sive, Dean of the College of Science, as she talks to Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology. Professor Barrett, among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world, will discuss her groundbreaking research in psychology and neuroscience and how the human brain, in continual conversation with the human body and the world, regulates the body and creates mental events, such as episodes of…
January 18, 2021
College of Science, Psychology
As COVID-19 vaccines begin making their way from science labs to doctors’ offices, three former U.S. presidents—Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama—have said they’re willing to get their shots on camera in order to encourage skeptical Americans to do the same. The move is “a good first step,” says psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, but a broader, […]
December 16, 2020
Lisa Feldman Barrett, distinguished professor of psychology, has a new book out.
December 01, 2020
Hear from Hazel Sive, Dean of the College of Science, and Peter Bex, Chair of the Psychology Department, introduced Professor Shansky to speak about her revolutionary research in how sex affects brain structure and function.
November 30, 2020
Biology, Physics, Psychology
Each year, the researchers most cited by their peers are recognized for their achievements in science. This year the College of Science has four faculty with the distinction.
November 30, 2020
Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Science, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center, Mathematics, Network Science Program, Physics, Psychology
When COVID-19 emerged as global threat, it demanded action. The Northeastern College of Science heard the call. Read the stories of the COS community doing their part to fight the pandemic.
October 25, 2020
Hear from Bihe "Momo" Wang, a COS alumna who made an tremendous PPE donation in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 09, 2020