Student's research zeroes in on fine line between fear and disgust
Through experiments in the Emory Spatial Cognition Laboratory, senior Meghan Hickey found that trypophobia, commonly known as a fear of holes, isn't really about fear at all.
Congratulations Psychology Faculty!
Robyn Fivush, Ph.D., Associate Vice-Provost for Academic Innovation and Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology, has been awarded a Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Fellowship. Learn more...
Robert Hampton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, has received a Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship to fund a year-long sabbatical in Querétaro, Mexico, where he will collaborate with Dr. Hugo Merchant and his colleagues and students at the Instituto de Neurobiología. Learn more...
What I Learned from Tickling Apes
TICKLING a juvenile chimpanzee is a lot like tickling a child. The ape has the same sensitive spots: under the armpits, on the side, in the belly. He opens his mouth wide, lips relaxed, panting audibly in the same “huh-huh-huh” rhythm of inhalation and exhalation as human laughter. The similarity makes it hard not to giggle yourself.
Frans de Waal, Ph.D.
A beginner's guide to sex differences in the brain
Are there sex differences in the human brain? The answer is more nuanced than “yes” or “no”.
Donna L. Maney, Ph.D.
Best-in-breed show dog assists with Emory neuroscience
Viewers of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show learned about Emory's Dog Project, thanks to Eli, a participant in the ground-breaking neuroscience research, and his owner and handler, Emory alumna Lindsay Fetters. Eli took top honors for his breed.