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Tag: Arts and Sciences

‘Seeing’ in the Dark

‘Seeing’ in the Dark

October 31, 2013

The eerie ability to see our hand in the dark suggests that the brain combines information from different senses to create perceptions.

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Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

October 17, 2013

Vasilii Petrenko is one of 16 researchers being awarded a prestigious David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship totaling $875,000 over five years to spend on a research project of his or her choice.

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Madagascar No Longer an Evolutionary Hotspot

Madagascar No Longer an Evolutionary Hotspot

July 10, 2013

Daniel Scantlebury calls Madagascar “an ideal evolutionary laboratory” for studying species formation because it has long been isolated and geologically stable relative to other regions.

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What’s Your Motion Quotient

What’s Your Motion Quotient

June 19, 2013

A surprisingly simple exercise measures the brain’s unconscious ability to filter out visual movement, and points to an unexpected link between IQ and motion filtering

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Quantum Optics Leaders Convene in Rochester

Quantum Optics Leaders Convene in Rochester

June 17, 2013

Two hundred physics and optics researchers from 20 countries worldwide have come together at the University of Rochester this week for the Tenth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics.

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Commencement 2013

Commencement 2013

May 19, 2013

More than 2,300 graduates receiving their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in seven commencement ceremonies.

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Autistic Kids Detect Motion Faster

Autistic Kids Detect Motion Faster

May 8, 2013

Such heightened sensory perception in autism may help explain why some people with the disorder are painfully sensitive to noise and bright lights.

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‘Mean Girls’ Be Warned: Ostracism Cuts Both Ways

‘Mean Girls’ Be Warned: Ostracism Cuts Both Ways

May 5, 2013

A new study shows that individuals who deliberately shun another person are equally distressed by the experience.

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Making Sense of Monkey Math

Making Sense of Monkey Math

May 3, 2013

The study tracked eight olive baboons, ages 4 to 14, in 54 separate trials of guess-which-cup-has-the-most-treats.

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