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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

Why Don’t Drugs Work As Well For Women? They’re Tested On Male Mice

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

College of Science Connects: Research at the Frontier of Psychology & Neuroscience

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
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Here’s Why We Need a PSA for the COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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