Harvard MCB Prof. Catherine Dulac Wins 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Harvard Molecular and Cellular Biology professor Catherine Dulac won a 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, one of the most prestigious and lucrative awards in the sciences, the prize’s foundation announced Thursday.

Professors to Examine Proposed Cognitive Science Concentration

Harvard’s Mind Brain and Behavior Interfaculty Initiative hopes to create interdisciplinary “cognitive science” undergraduate courses by 2020.

Five Harvard Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarship

Five Harvard undergraduates are winners of the 2016 Rhodes Scholarship, up three from last year when two Harvard students won the award.

Incubating Ideas

A set of emu eggs are incubated Thursday afternoon at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The eggs are on loan from an emu farm in Gill, MA, to which the chicks will be returned after hatching.

HMS Researchers Study Blind, Sighted Cavefish To Explore Genetics of Social Behavior

Harvard Medical School researchers have identified genomic regions that contribute to schooling behavior in cavefish.

Concentration Satisfaction: Class of 2012

As freshmen enter the second week of Advising Fortnight, Flyby presents a complete set of data from the Class of 2012's concentration satisfaction ratings. For all freshmen looking to narrow down the list of potential concentrations, sophomores or juniors curious about their chosen concentrations, and seniors reflecting on their undergraduate careers, here are the stats from last year's graduating seniors on how satisfied they were with their respective concentrations. Check out our four interactive graphs showing overall satisfaction rates among Humanities, Natural Sciences, SEAS, and Social Sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012.

Pat Levitt speaks about the development of complex social behaviors in humans and other animals. Levitt, of the University of Southern California, lectured Tuesday afternoon in Fong Auditorium.

I've Got My Eye on You

Dr. John E. Dowling '57 reads an excerpt from his book in the Widener Rotunda as a part of the Harvard College Dean's Book Talk Series on Tuesday evening. Dowling is one of the foremost authorities on vision.

New Device Monitors the Brain

Harvard researchers have developed the first quantitative neuromotor assessment device, an advancement which could have repercussions for fields ranging from sports medicine to Parkinson’s disease research.

Studying the Brain

Wyss Institute researchers completed their first clinical study of a new neuromotor assessment device that may help monitor brain-related issues.

What's Better Than Sex? It Could Be Talking

Apparently a chaste activity does exist that is analogous to sex: talking about oneself. A recent series of studies conducted by Harvard neuroscientist and Associate Professor Jason P. Mitchell (who taught SLS 20 in 2010) and psychology student at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Diana I. Tamir found that self-disclosure activates the same regions of the brain that are associated with food, money, and sex.

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