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 simultaneously gaining a solid footing in the literature exploring the ways animal research contributes to our understanding of psychiatric disorders.
In the first installment of our two-part series looking at some of the big stories and bright ideas primed to make headlines in the new year, faculty experts explain that politically motivated cyberattacks will continue, innovative solutions to climate change are on the horizon, and bipartisan support for healthcare legislation is possible.
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.
In her senior year at Northeastern Madeline Seibert did a co-op in China, where she led an independent study documenting food losses and waste through Chinese supply chains. Now, with the support of her Schwarzman Scholarship, Seibert will continue this work through a yearlong master’s program at the Tsinghua University in Beijing.
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.
A number of philosophers, futurists, and technologists have come to believe that we are living in a computer-simulated world, kind of like a real-life version of The Matrix. But physics professor Dmitri Krioukov is not part of that camp. Here’s why.
Assistant professor Leila Deravi takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigating the proteins that drive complex biological systems and building materials in the lab that replicate those systems. Among her research projects are optical displays inspired by squids and a face cream that strengthens skin proteins to reduce wrinkles.
As a top performer on her high school speech team, Mary Abrahamyan had the chance to explore diverse prose and create readings and performances that she believed exemplified the substance of the text. She plans to bring that thirst for exploration to Northeastern.