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Neurobiology

Harvard Medical School

Court Upholds Sex Bias Ruling

A panel of judges upheld a 2009 decision awarding a former Harvard faculty member $1.6 million in a sex discrimination suit.

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Science

All-Nighters Found to Cause Euphoria ... and Brain Damage

Pulling an all-nighter can not only help you study for a test, but can also create euphoric feelings the next day.

Neurobiology

Harvard and MIT Scientists Examine Face ID and Gender

Scientists from Harvard and MIT have discovered that human brains tend to perceive a face as either male or female depending on where it appears in our field of view, according to a recently published study.

Neurobiology

Brain Reacts to Mention of Social Alliances

Harvard Law School

Dennett Discusses Neurobiology and the Law

Tufts University professor Daniel C. Dennett discussed the ways in which neuroscience may impact human understanding of moral and legal responsibility to an overflowing audience in Pound Hall at Harvard Law School yesterday.

Science

Hauser Will Not Be Advising Harvard Students This Year

Harvard Psychology Professor Marc D. Hauser will not be advising any undergraduate theses or be the primary adviser for any graduate student while on leave.

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Amy Guan ’12 works in the lab of David Liu performing research on the green fluorescnet protein to improve activities of proteins and enzymes, which may have medicinal impact in the future.

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Painting Perception

Writing not long after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, art historian and biographer Giorgio Vasari described the late master’s “Mona Lisa,” placing special emphasis on the lady’s uncanny simper. “And in this work of Leonardo’s there was a smile so pleasing, that it was a thing more divine than human to behold; and it was held to be something marvelous, since the reality was not more alive,” he wrote.

Eric Kandel discusses memory.
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Eric Kandel discusses memory.

Eric R. Kandel ’52 speaks about the biology of memory at the Science Center yesterday. The Nobel laureate discussed the molecular basis of memory and answered questions from curious attendees.

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