How will your fantasy baseball team do this season?
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dae Kwak, assistant professor of sports management at the University of Michigan, discusses the psychological impact fantasy sports advertising has on even experienced players.
The extinction of a specific species is a sad reality in the animal kingdom.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Charles Marshall, professor at the University of California’s Berkeley campus discusses the mitigating factors that can contribute to the eventual dying out of a particular species of animal.
Dr. Charles Marshall is a professor of integrated biology at the University of California Berkeley. His research specializes in how paleontological studies can inform our knowledge of life today. He earned a PhD in evolutionary biology at the University of Chicago in 1989
Could organ donation and transplants become a relic of the past?
In Today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sina Rabbany, professor and director of bioengineering at Hofstra University, discusses new insights into how blood vessels acquire characteristics, and how they might be used to transform how we repair damaged organs.
How you feel is influenced directly by changes in the brain.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Russell Poldrack, professor at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses his findings of a 14 month study he conducted on his own brain.
Dr. Russell Poldrack is a professor of psychology and neurobiology, and the director of the University of Texas at Austin’s Imaging Research Center. His research primarily targets how new skills are acquired and implemented. He received his PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Illinois in 1995.
The issue of bullying is a significant problem for some children.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Chad Jensen, assistant professor at Brigham Young University, suggests that the type of teasing a child may experience can have some very specific results, especially when focused on a child's physical activity and ability.
Dr. Chad Jensen is an assistant professor of psychology at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on the psychological and sociological aspects of childhood and adolescent obesity. He earned a PhD from the University of Kansas in 2011.
Today's Academic Minute delves into the creative process.
There is a saying that imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, but we sometimes view imitators as lacking creativity of their own. But as Robert Goldstone, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, explains, this imitation may play a crucial role in the overall creative process.