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The building blocks of the brain

Lexie Andrew March 13, 2022

As part of Brain Awareness Week, Weber State University's neuroscience program hosted the Build Your Brain event at the Treehouse Museum on March 10 and 12. During this event, children were taught all...

Dr. Jason Cowell of University of Wisconsin, Greenbay, explains his studies of the neural development of moral judgment and moral action of children.  (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Exploring morality and fairness through the minds of children

Lissete Landaverde November 23, 2020

The WSU Neuroscience Program and Club wrapped up their Neuroscience Lecture series on Nov. 19 by hosting a lecture presented by Jason Cowell, "Empathy, Morality, & Fairness in the Brain," via Zoom. Cowell,...

Research has found a link between brain shape and personality. (Source: Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Brain shape linked to personality traits

Kellie Plumhof February 21, 2017

Brain shape might play a role in behavior and mental health disorders, according to new research from a group of researchers from the United States, United Kingdom and Italy.Antonio Terracciano, professor...

Researchers have found an emotional response in the brain that is triggered when peoples political beliefs are challenged. (Graphic by Maddy Van Orman / The Signpost)

Science Weekly: Political beliefs bound in brain physiology

Kellie Plumhof January 24, 2017

After a polarizing election year, and a less-than-peaceful transition of power, it is becoming increasingly apparent that political beliefs are tied to emotions.Neuroscientists from the Brain and Creativity...

Trauma can cause differences in the brain between males and females. (Source: Tribune News Service)

Trauma may impact men and women differently

Kellie Plumhof November 15, 2016

It seems that when it comes to traumatic experiences, not everyone will experience them the same way.Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have now found one reason why female youth and...

New research from Texas A&M is setting the foundation for helping those who struggle with alcohol addiction. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: MCT & Tribune News Service

This is your brain on bingeing

Kellie Plumhof July 11, 2016

At some point during a night of drinking you know, well most people know, when they have had enough. That time may come when you are up on a table, half-dressed with a lampshade on your head singing along...

Start with baking potatoes to make the best creamy mashed potatoes. (Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Science Weekly: Taste with your brain, not your tongue

Kellie Plumhof December 16, 2015

With Thanksgiving approaching it's no surprise that food is on many our minds. Those gathered around the table on Thursday will taste food that is sweet, salty and everything in between. It has...

Science Weekly: All nighters may not be helping you learn

January 27, 2015

The late night cram is something college students are familiar with. However, a new study shows that sleep is what may  help us learn the material needed to ace our classes. Sleep, memory and learning...

Harnessing the power of your mind

September 16, 2014

Lately, I have been thinking about a human's most powerful asset: their mind. It can be such a miraculous thing. I mean, maybe we can't shoot yaks with mind bullets from 200 yards away like Tenacious...

Local communities celebrate Hot Rock’n Fourth of July

July 7, 2014

With clear skies and 99-degree weather, many found something to enjoy at the 14th annual "Hot Rock’n 4th" event Friday at Lorin Farr Park in Ogden. With over 16,000 people attending, the show kicked...

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