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Certainty in Our Choices Often a Matter of Time, Researchers Find

When faced with making choices, but lack sufficient evidence to guarantee success, our brain uses elapsed time as a proxy for task difficulty to calculate how confident we should be, a team of neuroscientists has found. Their findings help untangle...
16-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Serious Monkey Business: Linguistic Methods Uncover Sophisticated Meanings and Monkey Dialects

The same species of monkeys located in separate geographic regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators, a linguistic analysis by a team of scientists reveals. The study reveals that monkey calls have a more...
15-Dec-2014 11:05 AM EST

New Report Explores the Use of Digital Games in the Classroom During the Learning Process

A new report from the A-GAMES project, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback.
9-Dec-2014 9:20 AM EST

Scientists Shed New Light on How Bad Experiences Change the Brain to Produce Memories

We know that everyday events can be easy to forget, but dangerous experiences that trigger fear can remain engraved in the brain for years. Now, scientists from NYU and Japan’s RIKEN Brain Science Institute have added to our understanding how this...
4-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Nuevos Hallazgos Clarifican Cuales Son los Cambios Cerebrales Responsables de Crear Recuerdos Desagradables

Los acontecimientos cotidianos se olvidan fácilmente, sin embargo las vivencias traumáticas que desencadenan miedo pueden quedar grabadas en el cerebro durante años. Desde esta semana, científicos de la Universidad de Nueva York y del Instituto...
5-Dec-2014 12:30 PM EST

NYU Researchers Find Silver Lining Playbook for Performance

If we believe a negative trait we possess is linked to a related positive characteristic, we will be more productive in that domain, NYU researchers have found. Their study establishes a novel “silver lining theory”: negative attributes can...
1-Dec-2014 9:30 AM EST

It’s Particle-Hunting Season! NYU Scientists Launch Higgs Hunters Project

New York University scientists and their colleagues have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider and to help search for previously unobserved particles.
26-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

Threats of Terrorism Perceived Differently Depending on Identification Within a Group

People who see their group as more homogenous – for instance, the more one thinks Americans are similar to each other – are less likely to be influenced by external terrorist threat alerts, according to research from NYU Steinhardt.
24-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

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8-Oct-2013 7:00 AM EDT

NYU Faculty Available for Interview About U.S. Presidential Campaign

The following New York University faculty members (listed below by subject of expertise) will be available for comment on news developments and issues that arise in connection with the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign.
9-Jul-2012 12:20 PM EDT

NYU Experts on Healthcare Policy Will Be Available for Comment When Supreme Court Rules on 2010 Federal Health Care Law

27-Jun-2012 11:50 AM EDT

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