Research led by Northeastern professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found, for the first time, that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain’s reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments.
NU Talk 2017 brought together several student researchers from across the scientific disciplines in a series of presentations representing the vast scope of research underway in labs on campus and on co-ops around the world. The event “aimed to paint a picture of the future and divine our role in that future,” said Alexander Farahani, S’18.
As Dean of the College of Science I wish to reach out and offer the support of our community to those students, staff and faculty who are potentially affected by the recent Immigration Executive Order.
Judith Hall University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about her research at Northeastern University.
New faculty member J. Benjamin Hutchinson explores how our experiences from the past influence what we pay attention to in the present. His findings could contribute to our understanding of ADHD and other learning conditions as well as lead to strategies to help people stay focused when attending to a task.
In Rebecca Shansky’s course on biological psychology, students learn how to critically analyze academic papers while they simultaneously gain a solid footing in the literature, exploring the ways animal research contributes to our understanding of psychiatric disorders.
The holidays are billed as a time of joy, but they can also be a time of increased stress for many people. We asked psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett about that stress and what we can do to minimize the feelings that result.
Cultivating a sense of gratitude has been found to alleviate stress, says psychology professor David DeSteno. It could also save you some hard-earned money as you shop for last-minute gifts.
For many, reading about complex scientific research and innovation can be a daunting task. But the students behind NU Sci—Northeastern’s student-run science magazine—are working to change that.
Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett provides perspective on the intensity of our emotions this election season, how the campaign might affect us psychologically over the long term, and how we can regain our equilibrium as individuals and as a nation.