Chew on this: How we believe our meat is raised can influence how it tastes

New research from North­eastern psy­chology pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Bar­rett shows that our beliefs about how farm ani­mals are raised—whether on “fac­tory farms” or in more humane conditions—can shape our meat-​​eating expe­ri­ence, from how we think it smells and tastes to how much we’d be willing to pay for it. “We show that what you feel very directly influ­ences not only how you inter­pret what you see but also very lit­er­ally what you see,” Bar­rett said.

Researchers find prescription drug benefit did not save money for Medicare

A research team led by Becky Briesacher, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Phar­macy, has dis­proved a belief that Medicare Part D impacts health out­comes and pro­vides cost-​​offsets in other med­ical services.