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Adolescent Psychiatrist Beatrix Hamburg Dies

By Ashley Yeager | April 20, 2018

A champion of peer counseling and a barrier-breaker for black women, she passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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People whose pupils change more dramatically during a visual perception task tend to score higher on a self-reported scale of autistic traits.

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The University of Chicago psychology professor made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of social experiences.  

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Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 8, 2018

Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. 

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The university says it is launching an investigation into the meeting, which was held by one of its senior lecturers. 

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Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness

By Diana Kwon | January 4, 2018

Pale skin and hanging eyelids are tell-tale signs of apparent illness.

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Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.

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The professors, all faculty members in the college’s department of psychology and brain sciences, have been placed on paid leave. 

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Mars Simulation Concludes

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 18, 2017

Researchers in a psychology experiment emerge from eight months of isolation in a dome atop a Hawaiian mountaintop.

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Infographic: The Rubber-Hand Illusion

By Roman Liepelt and Jack Brooks | May 1, 2017

Simultaneous stroking of one's real hand and a fake limb can lead that person to embody the fake on as their own.

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