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!
Marshall Duke, Ph.D., Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology, has been awarded the Crystal Apple for Excellence in Undergraduate Seminar Education.
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.