Spite is a puzzling human behavior that seemingly affords no value to its owner. But new research from assistant professor of philosophy Rory Smead reveals that spitefulness may actually be the unlikely origin of the kindly act of fairness.
New research from University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab refutes a decades-old belief in emotion science—that emotions are universally recognized across people and cultures.
Chemistry and chemical biology professor John R. Engen uses a novel technique to analyze large, complex biopharmaceutical drugs—which could have major implications for healthcare and its associated costs.
Dave Choffnes, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, is developing programs that incentivize smartphone users to share their data in order to improve the mobile Internet experience while still protecting their privacy.
Assistant professor Raymond Fu is developing facial recognition software with applications ranging from advertising to criminal investigations. His research recently earned him a Young Investigator award from the International Neural Network Society.
World-renowned network scientist Albert László Barabási was installed as the inaugural Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science on Monday, when he delivered a lecture highlighting his research on the “science of success.”
Advanced video analytics technology developed by researchers in Northeastern’s ALERT Center helps TSA agents make better use of data collected by surveillance cameras at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
New research from Northeastern climate scientists suggests that the most recent generation of models is no better at predicting future outcomes than the older generation. But they have a solution.
An interdisciplinary duo of Northeastern professors have created the first electronic chip that mixes optical and electronic signals to perform the most elementary computational operations—a breakthrough that could lead to much faster and more efficient electronic devices.
Research from University Distinguished Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab confirms what singers and filmmakers have known all along: Love is a drug. It affects our behaviors—and our brains—in the same ways as addiction.
From studying the physics of a heartbeat to designing new cardiac disease detection methods, these five researchers have the heart on the brain.
In a recent talk at TED Women, associate professor Rupal Patel announced The Human Voicebank Initiative: a crowd-sourced platform that will help give personalized synthetic voices to people with severe speech impairments.