Emory University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Dr. Harold Gouzoules, Emory University - Psychology of Screaming

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Harold Gouzoules of Emory University explains the psychology of screaming in humans and other primates.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Dr. Andrew Francis, Emory University – Most Likely to Blow Your Mind

This week we’ll be featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives.

Dr. Andrew Francis of Emory University was awarded the Most Likely to Blow Your Mind prize for offer a new take on which pill actually ushered in the Sexual Revolution. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Dr. Berry Brosi, Emory University – Flowers and Bee Fidelity

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Berry Brosi of Emory University explores the impact of pollinator loss on bee behavior and fidelity to their favorite flowers. 

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Academic Minute
8:17 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Dr. Darby Proctor, Emory University – Fairness in Chimpanzees

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Darby Proctor of Emory University shares research indicating a innate sense of fairness in chimpanzees.


Darby Proctor is a postdoctoral fellow at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University where her research examines the decision-making processes of nonhuman primates under circumstances of risk. She is currently working on a series of gambling style tasks to elucidate risk preferences in chimpanzees. She holds a Ph.D. from Georgia State University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Dr. Andrew Francis, Emory University – Penicillin and the Sexual Revolution

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Francis of Emory University explores the role antibiotics played in fueling the sexual revolution.

Andrew Francis is an associate professor of economics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His research interests include the economics of marriage, family, education, human rights, law, health, and sexuality. In particular, recent projects on sexuality have examined the ways in which sexual behavior responded to the AIDS epidemic.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Dr. Samuel Sober, Emory University – How Birds Learn to Sing

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Samuel Sober of Emory University reveals how birds listen to themselves to get their songs right every time.


Sam Sober is an assistant professor of biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His current research on singing behavior in finches investigates the relationship between neural activity, muscular activation, and task performance by using a range of techniques to describe how neural circuits drive vocal output. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California San Francisco.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, Emory University – Boldness and Presidential Success

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Scott Lilienfeld of Emory University reveals the traits shared by psychopathic individuals and successful U.S. presidents.

Scott Lilienfeld is a professor of psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His research is focused on the causes and assessment of personality disorders (especially psychopathic personality) and personality traits. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Dr. Andrew Miller, Emory University – Evolutionary Persistence of Depression

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Miller of Emory University explains why natural selection has not eliminated genetically predisposed depression.

Dr. Andrew Miller is William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University and Director of Psychiatric Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute.  His work focuses on the impact of the activated innate immune system on behavior and health. Dr. Miller has published over 120 manuscripts in scholarly journals and has edited a book entitled Depressive Disorders and Immunity.

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