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
David DeSteno, a Professor of Psychology does a Q&A with [email protected] about his research, the contagiousness of fear and offered some tips for breaking out of the constant cycle of fear and anxiety.
April 06, 2020
Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology
Neuroscientists at Northeastern are using rats to understand how trauma in infancy makes children, but especially girls, more likely to develop anxiety and other similar disorders later in life.
February 25, 2020
Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology
The 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list features has included six Northeastern researchers who rank in in the top 1 percent by citations in their fields between 2006 and 2016.
February 05, 2020