Scientists Pinpoint the Uncertainty of Our Working Memory
The human brain regions responsible for working memory content are also used to gauge the quality, or uncertainty, of memories, a team of scientists has found, uncovering how these neural responses allow us to act and make decisions based on how sure we are about our memories.
Infant Formula Websites Overtly Discourage Breastfeeding
Direct-to-consumer messages on company websites promote benefits of formula feeding, position it as superior to breast milk
NYU to Join NSF-Backed AI-Based Climate Modeling Center
NYU will join a new, National Science Foundation-supported center that will develop the next generation of data-driven, physics-based climate models.
Scientists Create Artificial Cells That Mimic Living Cells’ Ability to Capture, Process, and Expel Material
Synthetic Microscopic Structures Imitate Vital Function of Biological Cells
Bridging Divides in an Age of Identity
An NYU psychology professor outlines how getting smarter about groups can bring us together
Knowledge from Tragedy: NYU Research Post-9/11
A look at how the September 11 attacks shaped 20 years of NYU scholarship
People Look Alike if We Think They Have Similar Personalities, New Study Finds
Do Vladimir Putin and Justin Bieber look alike? They do if you think they have similar personalities.
What’s the Cost of Self-Control? New Study Tabulates the Bill
A team of researchers has identified measures we take in order to skirt having to exert self-control in our daily lives—findings that offer new insights into what motivates human behavior.
Despite Warning Labels, Trump’s Election Misinformation Tweets Spread Widely Across Social Media Platforms, New Study Finds
Messages with warning labels spread further and longer on Twitter than did those without labels before and after the 2020 presidential campaign, a new study finds.
Women, Early-Career Academics More Likely to Feel like “Impostors” in Disciplines that Prize Brilliance
The more an academic discipline is perceived to require raw talent or “brilliance” for success, the more both women and early-career academics feel professionally inadequate finds a new study.