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Katie Hoemann, a PhD student in Lisa Feldman Barrett's lab, was recently awarded Marie Curie Fellowship to support her work in linguistics and psychology. She's currently studying at the cross-section of culture and language, which includes research on individual and cultural differences in the emotional experience of Dutch vs. English, as well as "open-vocabulary" approaches to natural language processing.

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What People Who Don’t like Music Might Tell Us about Social Interaction

Northeastern professors Ajay Satpute and Psyche Loui are studying the link between music and social interaction. They're asking whether the brain phenomenon that makes music undesirable to five percent of the population is also what impairs social bonding in people with autism spectrum disorders.

You're a Baby. Your Parent just Threw a Slice of Cheese at You. Now What?

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People all over the world are throwing slices of American cheese (which are pretty sticky, it turns out) at their unsuspecting babies, filming the babies’ reactions, and posting the videos online. But their reactions are to the sensations they are feeling, not to what just happened.

You’re a Baby. Your Parent just Threw a Slice of Cheese at You. Now What?

,
People all over the world are throwing slices of American cheese (which are pretty sticky, it turns out) at their unsuspecting babies, filming the babies’ reactions, and posting the videos online. But their reactions are to the sensations they are feeling, not to what just happened.