In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jack Tuszynski of the University of Alberta explores the physical process that allows the brain to store and retrieve memories.
Jack Tuszynski is Allard Chair and Professor of Experimental Oncology at the University of Alberta where his research interests are strongly linked to the protein tubulin and the microtubules assembled from it. He holds a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Calgary.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gary Evans of Cornell University explains the link between stress and obesity.
Gary Evans is a professor of design and environmental analysis at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. He studies how the physical environment affects human health and well being among children, including the link between stress and obesity. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Laura Bix of Michigan State University explains efforts to increase the visibility of warning labels on medication.
Laura Bix is a professor of healthcare, universal design, and biomechanics at Michigan State University. Her research is focused on quantifying the interface between people and packaging in order to both aid utility and prevent medication errors. She holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tracy Alloway of the University of North Florida explains how using social media can improve the performance of your memory.
Tracy Alloway is a professor of psychology at the University of North Florida where her research is focused on how working memory develops across the lifespan. Her research on memory has appeared in more than 250 articles.
In today’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’s personality.
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.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Katie Field of the University of Sheffield explains how the earliest plants survived on an Earth that didn’t yet have soil.
Katie Field is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences at the University of Sheffield. Her current research project is focused on the functional and evolutionary significance of symbiotic fungal associations in early land plants. She holds a Ph. D. from the University of Sheffield.
WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Mount Holyoke College and Newman's Own Foundation recently celebrated the second anniversary of The Academic Minute, the daily segment that has become a higher education staple by bringing the latest research from campuses around the world to listeners across the United States, Canada, and online at www.academicminute.org.