University of Toronto http://wamc.org en Dr. Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto - The Science of Self-Control http://wamc.org/post/dr-michael-inzlicht-university-toronto-science-self-control <p>Is there a measurable limit to the amount of self-control each person possesses?</p><p>Dr. Michael Inzlicht, associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, studies self-control and is helping to debunk a popular theory regarding the now widely studied topic.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 87352 at http://wamc.org Dr. Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto - The Science of Self-Control Dr. Scott Schieman, University of Toronto – Health, Stress, and Workplace Authority http://wamc.org/post/dr-scott-schieman-university-toronto-health-stress-and-workplace-authority <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Scott Schieman of the University of Toronto explains why greater workplace authority can undermine the health benefits that usually come with higher social status.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 71410 at http://wamc.org Dr. Scott Schieman, University of Toronto – Health, Stress, and Workplace Authority Dr. Valorie Salimpoor – The Brain and New Music http://wamc.org/post/dr-valorie-salimpoor-brain-and-new-music <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Valorie Salimpoor of the Rotman Research Institute explains the neurology behind the human love of music.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br>Valorie Salimpoor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Rotman Research Institute / Baycrest Centre in Toronto where her research interests include neuroeconomics and neuroaesthetics. She has published a number of <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/valoriesalimpoor/publications">peer-reviewed papers</a> on the neurological basis for musical enjoyment. She holds a Ph.D. from McGill University.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 67028 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jacob Hirsh, University of Toronto – Spirituality and Political Ideology http://wamc.org/post/dr-jacob-hirsh-university-toronto-spirituality-and-political-ideology <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jacob Hirsh of the University of Toronto explores the connection between a person’s spirituality and political ideology.</p><p></p><p><br>Jacob Hirsh is an assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. His teaching and research interests include emotion, self-regulation, and decision-making, as well as social neuroscience. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 63743 at http://wamc.org Dr. Andrew Lim, University of Toronto – Night Owls and Morning People http://wamc.org/post/dr-andrew-lim-university-toronto-night-owls-and-morning-people <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Lim of the University of Toronto explains the genetics behind the human sleep cycle.</p><p>Andrew Lim is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada. His research is focused on using statistical, genetic, neuropathological, and epidemiological approaches to understand the genes and neural circuits that regulate biological clocks and sleep. He holds an M.D. from the University of Toronto.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:58:14 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 56918 at http://wamc.org Dr. Ernst De Mooij, University of Toronto – Exoplanet Atmosphere Detection http://wamc.org/post/dr-ernst-de-mooij-university-toronto-exoplanet-atmosphere-detection <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ernst De Mooij of the University of Toronto reveals how we can explore the atmospheres of planets beyond our solar system without ever leaving Earth.</p><p>Dr. Ernst de Mooij is a post-doc at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. He obtained his PhD in 2011 from the University of Leiden. His main research focuses on the study of exoplanet atmospheres using ground-based telescopes.</p><p><strong>Ernst De Mooij – Exoplanet Atmosphere Detection</strong></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 49258 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jacob Hirsh, University of Toronto – Personality-Targeted Advertisements http://wamc.org/post/dr-jacob-hirsh-university-toronto-personality-targeted-advertisements <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Jacob Hirsh of the University of Toronto examines how the effectiveness of advertisements could be improved by ignoring demographics and focusing on the customer&rsquo;s personality.<br /><br />Jacob Hirsh is an assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at the University of Toronto&rsquo;s Rotman School of Management. His teaching and research interests include emotion, self-regulation, and decision-making, as well as social neuroscience. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 43492 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jacob Hirsh, University of Toronto – Personality-Targeted Advertisements Dr. Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner, University of Toronto – Egyptian Archaeology http://wamc.org/post/dr-mary-ann-pouls-wegner-university-toronto-egyptian-archaeology <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner of the University of Toronto reveals some recent finds from an archaeological excavation in Abydos, Egypt.<br /> Mon, 21 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 39092 at http://wamc.org Dr. Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner, University of Toronto – Egyptian Archaeology