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Covid-19 Misconceptions Are Hard To Fight. Cognitive Psychology Might Help.

There are plenty of misconceptions about COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. And that’s especially true during a time when false information about the disease, the virus, and possible treatments is so hard to counteract. Different misconceptions about the coronavirus—about how it gets transmitted, and how it leads to COVID-19 complications, for example—can result from a limited […]
July 13, 2020

A Rat Had Basically No Brain. But It Could Still See, Hear, Smell, and Feel.

Many scientists agree that, although the brain can grow and develop, specific parts are meant only for specific functions, says Northeastern professor Craig Ferris. What if there were an animal that proved them wrong? I smell a rat.
January 24, 2020

What Do the Brains of Children Tell Us about Their Mental Health as Teens?

Anxiety and depression in teens can go undetected for too long, says Northeastern psychology professor Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli. Her team is using brain imaging during childhood to spot early symptoms of mental illness.
January 13, 2020