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Prescription for Medical Students: A Day at the Art Museum?

With the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, understanding their care is vital for doctors. Yet medical students often just learn the facts and may only see people with advanced disease who are at the hospital or nursing home. A study shows a new way to help medical students learn about the disease—at the art museum.

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Why Alfred Hitchcock Grabs Your Attention

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The movies of Alfred Hitchcock have made palms sweat and pulses race for more than 65 years. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have now learned how the Master of Suspense affects audiences’ brains. Their study measured brain activity while people watched clips from Hitchcock and other suspenseful films. During high suspense moments, the brain narrows what people see and focuses their attention on the story. During less suspenseful moments of the film clips, viewers devote more attention to their surroundings.

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The Algorithm of Writing

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University of Delaware researcher Joshua Wilson explores the promise and peril of computer-based writing assessment software.

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"Shakespeare Didn't Bother With Copyright"

Courses in classics, mythology, Greek and Latin are attracting more students, thanks to renewed interest in a classical education and the influence of movies and television borrowing plots from Greek and Roman mythology.

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Despite Small Size, Ant-Man Could Have Large Impact on Super Heroes, Says Wake Forest University Pop Culture Expert

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New Harper Lee Novel Unlocks Complexities of Earlier Characters

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A Creighton professor explores how her own novel, written partly as a response to Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' compares to Lee's new 'Go Set a Watchman'

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Women Inventors, Treating Anorexia, 3D Models of the Intestine, and More Top Stories 9 July 2015

Other topics include the importance of nursing in medicine, more efficient drug development, studying the arts improves medical care, and more...

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‘Here Comes the Sun’: Does Pop Music Have a ‘Rhythm of the Rain?’

Weather is frequently portrayed in popular music, with a new scientific study finding over 750 popular music songs referring to weather, the most common being sun and rain, and blizzards being the least common.

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Expert Advisory: American University Psychology Professor Available to Discuss Emotions Related to Pixar Film "Inside Out"

“Inside Out” explores the value of experiencing the full range of emotions, says American University psychology professor.

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Pop-Culture Expert Can Speak About Death of Actor Christopher Lee