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
A look back on Northeastern research during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 18, 2020
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
The arrival of the Asian giant hornet in the U.S. has sparked an outcry on social media, but entomologists say that people should not worry about the oversized wasps. Still, some people may be concerned, as the underlying nature of fear isn’t the same for everyone, says neuroscientist Ajay Satpute.
May 26, 2020
It’s best to avoid hostility and communicate with empathy when it comes to helping people understand why covering their faces can slow the spread of the virus, say Northeastern researchers.
May 18, 2020