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Mind-Body Connection
When fourth year Ph.D. student Emily Lindsay began practicing yoga in college, it completely changed her life. After just a few weeks, she was less stressed, sleeping better and more productive in her classes. She became fascinated by the mind-body connection and has spent much of her time in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Psychology investigating how people can manage their thoughts and feelings to improve their health.

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Learning in the Real World Tops Learning From a Tablet
New research from CMU's Simon Initiative show that although screen technologies are ubiquitous and certainly appealing for children, kids still need real-world experimentation with physical objects to enhance their learning.

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Scientists Gain First Glimpse of New Concepts Developing in the Brain
Published in Human Brain Mapping, the scientists have - for the first time - documented the formation of a newly learned concept inside the brain, which shows that it occurs in the same brain areas for everyone.

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Nature + Nurture
If you see a snake or spider, chances are it will scare you. Is your fear inherent or learned?

David Rakison believes it is both and that nature and nurture work together to help you develop fear for potentially threatening recurrent evolutionary threats. Rakison, associate professor of psychology, studies how infants learn about the world around them.

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Aspiring and Ambitious
Anna Vande Velde is one driven young lady. Hailing from Cassadaga, N.Y., a farm-town of only 600 people, she came to Carnegie Mellon University for its highly-rated psychology program in order to work in the field of child development. This is an aim she's had in one manner or another since a young age.

Aspiring to become a clinical psychologist and work with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Vande Velde continually strived in her education as a psychology major to reach this objective.

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Marlene Behrmann Elected To National Academy of Sciences
Behrmann, the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and CMU co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), is the first female scientist from CMU to be elected to the NAS.

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Carnegie Mellon Scientists Appear in "Fastball"
Faculty members from the Psychology Department are making their debut in Fastball, a baseball documentary produced by CMU Trustee Thomas Tull and directed by eight-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock for Legendary Sports. The film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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