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Jan 12 2015 | Stanford Report
Stanford researchers have found that computers can judge personality traits more accurately than one's friends and colleagues. In fact, artificial intelligence can draw inferences about a person as accurately as a spouse, according to Stanford postdoctoral fellow Michal Kosinski.
 A talk with Shernaz Bamji, Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia, about neurtrophins, cadherins and adhesion at the synapse, and scientific heroes.
Jan 7 2015 | Stanford Report
Researchers at Stanford and UNC-Chapel Hill find that teens are influenced by "caricatures" of their peers' sex lives and drug use.
A talk with Dr. Antonello Bonci, Scientific Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as well as a Senior Investigator within NIDA and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, about cocaine and Ritalin, new clinical trials using TMS to treat addiction, and ringing in the New Year.
Jan 6 2015 | Stanford Report
Although the mechanisms of concussions are still being revealed, David Camarillo's lab has measured the forces imparted on the brain in greater detail than ever before. The results could eventually lead to better injury detection and prevention.
Jan 6 2015 | Stanford Report
Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal says when people resolve to change, they immediately feel more confident, in control and hopeful. New Year's resolutions are a chance to create the type of life one ultimately seeks.
A study in mice has found that a commonly used antibiotic can be modified to eliminate the risk that it will cause hearing loss.
Jan 1 2015 | Scientific American
HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life.
Dec 19 2014 | Stanford Health Care
Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD, & Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD, developed the Stroke Collaborative Action Network, or SCAN, which brings together clinical & research expertise from across the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care & Stanford University, to understand the mechanisms of stroke...
Dec 18 2014 | Stanford News
By recreating a classic experiment, Stanford psychologists find that altruistic behavior may be governed more by relationships, even brief ones, than instincts.