Faculty http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/faculty.html en-us Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:31:41 EST Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:31:41 EST 5 Researchers Reveal How the Mundane Can Be Meaningful --and Remembered http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/21/researchers-reveal-how-the-mundane-can-be-meaningful-and-remembered-.html It’s not surprising that our memories of highly emotional events, such as 9/11 or the birth of a child, are quite strong. But can these events change our memories of the past? Researchers report that emotional learning can lead to the strengthening of older memories. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:45:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/21/researchers-reveal-how-the-mundane-can-be-meaningful-and-remembered-.html Disruptive Children Benefit From Tailored Classroom Intervention http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/12/disruptive-children-benefit-from-tailored-classroom-intervention.html A new study in the journal Early Childhood Research Quarterly finds that kindergartners and first graders with high maintenance temperaments showed less disruptive behavior and more active engagement and on-task behavior in the classroom, thanks to a program that helps teachers, parents, and students recognize and adapt to individual differences. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:15:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/12/disruptive-children-benefit-from-tailored-classroom-intervention.html They See Flow Signals: Researchers Identify Nature of Fish’s “Sixth Sense” http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/12/they-see-flow-signals-researchers-identify-nature-of-fishs-sixth-sense.html A team of scientists has identified how a “sixth sense” in fish allows them to detect flows of water, which helps resolve a long-standing mystery about how these aquatic creatures respond to their environment. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:29:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/12/they-see-flow-signals-researchers-identify-nature-of-fishs-sixth-sense.html Do Infants Judge Others’ Language Proficiency? It Depends on Their Own http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/07/do-infants-judge-others-language-proficiency-it-depends-on-their-own-.html Monolingual infants expect others to understand only one language, an assumption not held by bilingual infants, a study by researchers at NYU and McGill University has found. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:16:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/07/do-infants-judge-others-language-proficiency-it-depends-on-their-own-.html Psychology’s Freeman Named to Forbes’ “30 under 30” in Science http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/05/psychologys-freeman-named-to-forbes-30-under-30-in-science.html Jon Freeman, an assistant professor in NYU’s Department of Psychology, has been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” in the field of science. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:41:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/05/psychologys-freeman-named-to-forbes-30-under-30-in-science.html Cancer Prevention Guidelines May Lower Risk of Obesity-Linked Cancers http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/05/following-certain-cancer-prevention-guidelines-may-lower-risk-of-obesity-linked-cancers.html Low alcohol consumption and a plant-based diet, both healthy habits aligning with current cancer prevention guidelines, are associated with reducing the risk of obesity-related cancers, a Steinhardt study shows. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:30:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2015/01/05/following-certain-cancer-prevention-guidelines-may-lower-risk-of-obesity-linked-cancers.html Certainty in Our Choices Often a Matter of Time, Researchers Find http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/17/certainty-in-our-choices-often-a-matter-of-time-researchers-find.html When faced with making choices, but lack sufficient evidence to guarantee success, our brain uses elapsed time as a proxy for task difficulty to calculate how confident we should be, a team of neuroscientists has found. Their findings help untangle the different factors that contribute to the decision-making process. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/12/17/certainty-in-our-choices-often-a-matter-of-time-researchers-find.html