University of Colorado Boulder

2014.11.10 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Nov 10, 2014

Monday, November 10
Dr.  Mohamad Z. Koubeissi of The George Washington University is working to unravel the mystery of consciousness.  

Tuesday, November 11
Dr. Joe Rubin of The University of Saskatchewan warns us of the threat of microscopic pathogens.

Wednesday, November 12
Dr. Daniel Baker of The University of Colorado Boulder provides an interstellar weather report.  

Can we accurate codify why things make us laugh?

Dr. Peter McGraw of the University of Colorado Boulder draws on his work with Caleb Warren and The Humor Research Lab (HuRL) to answer the question, “What makes things humorous?”

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michelle Sauther of the University of Colorado Boulder reveals a discovery about the preferred sleeping arrangements of lemurs.

 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Peter McGraw of the University of Colorado Boulder explores what makes jokes about tragic events too soon. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Stuart Robbins of the University of Colorado Boulder explains his work mapping craters on the surface of Mars.