College of Science News

Fau Study Finds Being Fun is No Laughing Matter
April 23, 2020
Across a two-month period, primary school children perceived by classmates as someone who is fun to be around experienced an increase in the number of classmates who liked them and the number who rated them as popular.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING CONTINUES FOR TINY EARTH LAB TEAM
April 21, 2020
Upon FAU’s transition to remote working on March 16, 2020, due to COVID-19, our Tiny Earth team kicked into high gear to preserve the efforts of our teaching labs and team this far in the semester.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT WITH KAITLIN WAITE
April 16, 2020
Kaitlin Waite is pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior and a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She works with Howard Hock, Ph.D., in the FAU Undergraduate Vision Laboratory.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT WITH ANDRÉS GARZÓN-OECHSLE
April 16, 2020
Andrés Garzón-Oechsle is pursuing a Ph.D. in Geosciences. He works with faculty member Erik Johanson, Ph.D., in the Environmental Change Lab. Previously, he received a B.A. in Anthropology at Indiana University and an M.A....
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March 31, 2020
Amaury Miniño is pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics with honors, and a minor in Economics.
‘Virtual’ Communication in the Age of Social Distancing
March 30, 2020
When discussions occur face-to-face, people know where their conversational partner is looking and vice versa. With “virtual” communication due to COVID-19 and the expansive use of mobile and video devices, now more than...
Mother/infant Skin-to-skin Touch Boosts Baby’s Brain Development
March 25, 2020
For the study, babies were fitted with a stretch Lycra cap to measure EEG activity during a five-minute quiet-alert state at three-months. Oxytocin was measured by collecting maternal and infant urine, and infant cortisol...
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT WITH ALEXANDRA DECESARE
January 30, 2020
I’m Alexandra DeCesare, I’m pursuing a B.S. in Physics and I am part of the Quantum Optics Lab with Professor Warner Miller, Ph.D. I’m also working alongside Associate Professor, Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D., in the Machine...
Calculated Surprise Leads to Groundbreaking Neuroscience Discovery
January 13, 2020
The orange section shown in the fMRI image of the brain is the region in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) researchers identified in their study. Activity in the dACC signals surprising events during motivated behav...
JACQUELINE STOTLER, PH.D. CANDIDATE IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
January 07, 2020
I am working towards a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, with a Developmental Concentration. I am in my second year of a five-year program, earning my master's along the way.
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