In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tamar Makin of the University of Oxford explains how the brain creates pain in phantom limbs.
Tamar Makin is a postdoctoral research fellow in the FMRIB unit at the University of Oxford. Her research utilizes functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain to explore structural and functional plasticity in amputees.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeremy Jamieson of the University of Rochester explains why stress can be useful for performers.
Jeremy Jamieson is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Rochester where his research seeks to understand how stress impacts decisions, emotions, and performance. He is particularly interested in what the physiological indicators of bodily and mental states say about the mechanisms underlying the effects of stress. He earned his Ph.D. at Northeastern University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Emma Versteegh of the University of Reading explains how earthworms create a chalky record of the climate.
Emma Versteegh was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Reading. She recently assumed a postdoctoral post at the California Institute of Technology. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Lauren Hale of Stony Brook University reveals the connection between a teen’s sleep and diet choices.
Lauren Hale is an associate professor of preventative medicine at Stony Brook University where her research interests include the social determinants of sleep, health disparities, maternal and child health, and health in retirement. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jordan Okie of Arizona State University explains why some species have evolved tremendous size.
Jordan Okie is a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Astrobiology Institute and the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. His work examines the effects of the size, metabolism, and temperature of biological systems on the properties of these systems and the implications of these effects for understanding ecology and evolution. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Todd Humphreys of the University of Texas at Austin describes a newfound threat to the transportation industry.
Todd Humphreys is an assistant professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. He specializes in the application of optimal estimation techniques to problems in satellite navigation, orbital and attitude dynamics, and signal processing. His recent focus has been on defending against intentional GPS spoofing and jamming.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mitchell Aide of the University of Puerto Rico explains how electronically bugging a tropical forest can provide insight about the native species.
Mitchell Aide is an associate professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico where his research interests include tropical plant ecology biogeography, plant/herbivore interactions, and population genetics. His recent projects have focused on tropical ecology in Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. He holds a Ph.D. from the University Utah.