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Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

August 25, 2016

Mt. Hope Family Center researchers Melissa Sturge-Apple and Patrick Davies have been awarded a $2.9 million grant to research how conflicts and stress between parents spill over to influence interactions between parent and child.

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This is your brain on sentences

This is your brain on sentences

August 12, 2016

What does the meaning of a word look like? Researchers have, for the first time, decoded and predicted the brain activity patterns of word meanings within sentences, and successfully predicted what the brain patterns would be for new sentences.

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19th-century cyclist captures views of Rochester

19th-century cyclist captures views of Rochester

August 1, 2016

Bike culture in Victorian Rochester has been beautifully captured in the May Bragdon Diaries Project, an online resource curated and hosted by River Campus Libraries.

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Come on baby, (re)light my fire

Come on baby, (re)light my fire

July 20, 2016

New research indicates that there are ways that couples can sustain—or relight—their passion. The study suggests that when men and women perceive their partners as responsive, they feel special and think of their partner as a valuable mate, which in turn boosts sexual desirability.

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Frederick Douglass delivered ‘best Fourth of July speech in American history’ in Rochester

Frederick Douglass delivered ‘best Fourth of July speech in American history’ in Rochester

June 30, 2016

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” Frederick Douglass delivered his rousing oration on July 5th at Rochester’s Corinthian Hall. An original printing of the speech has been digitized by Rare Books and Special Collections and can be read online.

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Seward family papers project earns National Archives grant

Seward family papers project earns National Archives grant

June 16, 2016

The grant will be used to continue and expand the collaboration with volunteers from the Highlands at Pittsford retirement community and retired UR staff and librarians to transcribe, annotate, and tag achival documents.

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Brain tune-up from action video game play

Brain tune-up from action video game play

June 14, 2016

Numerous studies have found that playing action video games such as “Call of Duty” helps cognitive functioning. Brain and cognitive sciences professor Daphne Bavelier explains how shooting zombies can enhance brain skills. / Scientific American

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Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

May 24, 2016

A new study finds that what might have been described as “maladapted” behavior or a lack of self control may actually be beneficial and thoughtful behavior for children who have been raised in resource-poor environments.

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Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

May 23, 2016

A self-reinforcing cycle of large brains, early birth, vulnerable infants, and intelligent parents is at the center of a novel model of human intelligence developed by brain and cognitive science researchers.

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Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

May 23, 2016

The professor of history was honored by the largest gathering of medievalist scholars in North America for her book The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

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