New research led by Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett reveals the system in the brain where basic feelings originate. The findings could help solve mysteries regarding the tight connection between mental and physical health, including the neurological drivers behind the opioid crisis. They could also revolutionize our understanding of how we make decisions, leading to more considered choices in areas ranging from the law to the economy.
Katie Hoemann, Psychology PhD candidate, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to work and study at Northeastern University.
Northeastern researchers touched on that question this week in a series of talks that examined renewing tissue function, improving and restoring motor control, and the remarkable memory power of superagers.
Four students were given the College of Science Dean’s Awards for Graduate Student Excellence.
Gabriela Aisenberg says her interest in psychology came from her desire to help others.
Several graduate students are recipients of the annual awards.
For nearly two decades, Stacy Marsella has been studying the extent to which it’s possible to accurately simulate human behavior. His work, which sits squarely at the intersection of computer science and psychology, earned him the distinction of delivering this year’s Robert D. Klein Lecturer.
Psychology professor Derek Isaacowitz will be able to shift some of his research from a lab setting to volunteers’ homes using a $1M grant from Velux Stiftung.
Derek Isaacowitz, Professor of Psychology, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about his research at Northeastern University.
Psychology professor John Coley discusses memory and cognition in relation to President Donald Trump and Secretary Ben Carson.