The rate of progress in computing and technology is increasing at warp speed. A commonly-held computational truism, known as Moore’s Law, asserts that computer processor performance doubles every 18 months. […]
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.
The national survey, which was led by Northeastern professor Matthew Miller and his colleagues at Harvard, also found that the share of gun owners who acquired firearms via private sale in the past two years without background checks was significantly larger in states without laws regulating such purchases.
Legislation signed last month by President Barack Obama permanently extended federal authorities’ opportunity to pursue civil rights cold cases. Law professor Margaret Burnham says the reauthorization bill’s passage “makes it clear that this is a national priority.”
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.
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.
Director is a pioneer in the field of electronic design automation, and the National Academy of Inventors announced this week that he is among a distinguished group of academic inventors elected as a fellow this year.
Don’t overthink it, says Mary Steffel, an expert in the psychology of gift-giving, and don’t be afraid to ask your recipients exactly what they want.
Carla Brodley, dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, was honored by the Association of Computing Machinery for her research in applied machine learning and her leadership in promoting participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computer science.
Northeastern researchers created a web tool, launched on Monday, designed for desktop users searching on Google Chrome and meant to help people “better understand the prices they’re getting from e-commerce sites.”
Wildfires raged recently through the foothills of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, damaging more than 1,400 structures and killing 14 people. Last week, two juveniles were charged with aggravated arson in connection with them. Northeastern’s Auroop Ganguly, an expert on climate extremes, notes that the “chain of causality” in such events is complex, with human activity significant but other factors, including climate change, also playing a role.