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Oct 3 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
Neuroscientists had thought parts of the brain associated with reading and face recognition shrunk as children grow. In fact, they may be growing electrical insulation that makes their brains more efficient. BY NATHAN COLLINS As children learn to read and recognize new faces, connections in the...
Oct 2 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
Most people want to eat healthier, but efforts to encourage healthy eating by providing nutrition information have not changed habits much. A new study suggests that labels emphasizing taste and positive experience could help. BY NATHAN COLLINS
Sep 28 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
After meeting at a party, a Stanford psychologist and SLAC particle physicists have collaborated on a new kind of EEG device that can stimulate the brain and read out the effects. BY NATHAN COLLINS
Sep 9 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Students
Natalia Vélez, a psychology PhD student who began sketching during academic talks a year ago, has earned the nickname “The Science Sketcher” for her work, which will begin appearing regularly in the Stanford Psychology Newsletter in the 2019-20 academic year. BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN In high...
Sep 3 2019 | Vox | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
Stanford psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt, the author of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, says Nextdoor reduced racial profiling by 75 percent by introducing a tiny bit of friction for users. By Eric Johnson@HeyHeyESJ