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Pope Francis has appointed physicist STEVEN CHU to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Oct 25 2018 | Stanford - News
People who frequently engage with multiple types of media at once performed worse on simple memory tasks, according to the last decade of research. However, it’s still too soon to determine cause and effect, says psychology Professor Anthony Wagner.
Oct 25 2018 | Stanford - News
Neuroscientists know a lot about how our brains learn new things, but not much about how they choose what to focus on while they learn. Now, Stanford researchers have traced that ability to an unexpected place.
Stanford researchers have identified that the paraventricular thalamus serves as a kind of gatekeeper that identifies and tracks the most relevant details.
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford and SAGE Publishing have honored psychology Professor CAROL DWECK with the 2018 SAGE-CASBS Award.
Stanford researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” were more empathetic toward the homeless.
Oct 19 2018 | Stanford - News
Stanford researchers are working together to better understand what causes concussions, how to diagnose and treat them and, perhaps most important, how to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Teens are struggling to recognize the addictive potential of Juul e-cigarettes, a product that appeals to youth, according to a team of Stanford researchers.
An age-old problem lies at the center of the opioid crisis. Is it driven by people seeking escape or relief — by a demand for drugs? Or instead, are poor prescribing practices and a cheap heroin supply responsible?
New Stanford research shows alarming trends in teens' use of a popular vaping device, suggesting they need better education about its addictive potential.

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