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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.

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Levitt Stresses Early Socialization in Center on the Developing Child’s Lecture Series

Pat Levitt, a neuroscience professor at the University of Southern California, discussed the ways early development shapes social behavior in a lecture Tuesday afternoon.

I've Got My Eye on You
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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.

Studying the Brain
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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
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Studying the Brain

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

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Neurobiology

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.

Research

Scientist Portrait: Dr. Jeff Lichtman

Jeff Lichtman, a professor in the Neuroscience Department at Harvard, was recently lauded for his work with cutting-edge brain imaging techniques. The Crimson sat down with him to discuss his work.

Harvard in the World

Two Harvard Alumni Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Trevor J. Bakker ’10 and Kevin X. Liu ’11 joined 37 other scholars from universities in the United States in the US-UK exchange program of 168 individuals.

Student Groups

Students Learn To Defend Against Zombie Apocalypse

Steven C. Schlozman, Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, spoke yesterday at a seminar hosted by The Harvard Society for Mind, Brian and Behavior.

Harvard Medical School

Court Upholds Sex Bias Ruling

A panel of judges upheld a 2009 decision awarding a former Harvard faculty member $1.6 million in a sex discrimination suit.

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All-Nighters Found to Cause Euphoria ... and Brain Damage

Pulling an all-nighter can not only help you study for a test, but can also create euphoric feelings the next day.

Neurobiology

Harvard and MIT Scientists Examine Face ID and Gender

Scientists from Harvard and MIT have discovered that human brains tend to perceive a face as either male or female depending on where it appears in our field of view, according to a recently published study.

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Brain Reacts to Mention of Social Alliances

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