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The Academic Minute for 1.26-1.30.2015

Jan 30, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 1.26 - 1.30

2015.1.26 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Jan 25, 2015

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Monday, January 26
Stacy Tye-Williams of Iowa State University analyzes instances of workplace bullying.

Tuesday, January 27
Lucy Thairu of Stanford University profiles infant mortality in Tanzania.

Wednesday, January 28
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Brian Balin explores advances in research into Alzheimer's disease.

The Academic Minute for 2015.1.5 - 1.9

Jan 9, 2015

If you missed a segment this week, it's time to catch up!  Visit AcademicMinute.org for all the great research.

2015.01.05 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Jan 5, 2015

Monday, January 5
Kimberly Fenn of Michigan State University shows how social media might be corroding the accuracy of memory.

Tuesday, January 6
Jacob Hirsh of The University of Toronto explores the predicative nature of personality traits.

Wednesday, January 7
New York University media professor Charlton McIlwain analyzes the journalistic slant present in news coverage of Michael Brown's death.

The Academic Minute for 12.01-12.05

Dec 5, 2014

Monday, December 1
Alfred Crosby - UMass Amherst
New Adhesive Technology

2014.12.01 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Dec 1, 2014

Coming up this week on The Academic Minute

Monday, December 1
Alfred Crosby of UMass Amherst profiles advances in adhesive technology

Tuesday, December 2
Brian Southwell of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discusses the disparity of information disseminated via social media.

Wednesday, December 3
SUNY New Paltz's Eve Waltermaurer investigates the intersection of health and crime.  

This Week on The Academic Minute

Jul 28, 2014

Monday, July 28
 
Dr. Sam Maglio of The University of Toronto Scarborough explains how sounds influence interpretation.

Tuesday, July 29
 
Dr. Elizabeth Cirulli of Duke University discusses the contagiousness of yawns.

Wednesday, July 30

Michigan State University's Dr. Jason Moser takes a look at the psychology of optimism.

Is there a measurable limit to the amount of self-control each person possesses?

Dr. Michael Inzlicht, associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, studies self-control and is helping to debunk a popular theory regarding the now widely studied topic.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Scott Schieman of the University of Toronto explains why greater workplace authority can undermine the health benefits that usually come with higher social status. 

Dr. Valorie Salimpoor – The Brain and New Music

Jun 21, 2013

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Valorie Salimpoor of the Rotman Research Institute explains the neurology behind the human love of music. 


Valorie Salimpoor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Rotman Research Institute / Baycrest Centre in Toronto where her research interests include neuroeconomics and neuroaesthetics. She has published a number of peer-reviewed papers on the neurological basis for musical enjoyment. She holds a Ph.D. from McGill University.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jacob Hirsh of the University of Toronto explores the connection between a person’s spirituality and political ideology.


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. Andrew Lim of the University of Toronto explains the genetics behind the human sleep cycle.

Andrew Lim is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada. His research is focused on using statistical, genetic, neuropathological, and epidemiological approaches to understand the genes and neural circuits that regulate biological clocks and sleep. He holds an M.D. from the University of Toronto.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ernst De Mooij of the University of Toronto reveals how we can explore the atmospheres of planets beyond our solar system without ever leaving Earth.

Dr. Ernst de Mooij is a post-doc at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. He obtained his PhD in 2011 from the University of Leiden. His main research focuses on the study of exoplanet atmospheres using ground-based telescopes.

Ernst De Mooij – Exoplanet Atmosphere Detection

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.

Brian Summers, courtesy of University of Toronto

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner of the University of Toronto reveals some recent finds from an archaeological excavation in Abydos, Egypt.