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Abu Dhabi Language Lab: Bilingual People Are Smarter

Abu Dhabi Language Lab: Bilingual People Are Smarter

By Lexi Faunce and Anne Cruz

February 16, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Neuroscience of Language Lab at NYUAD found that bilingual people's brains are better able to focus on specific tasks and tune out distracting stimuli.

Study says calorie counts ineffective

Study says calorie counts ineffective

By Thomas Peracchio, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under News, University News

A new NYU study shows that calorie counts on menus barely affect consumers choices.

Professor becomes sanitation worker for research

Professor becomes sanitation worker for research

By Carmen Russo, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under News, University News

An NYU professor has been working as a sanitation worker, studying the types of things that people throw away.

Study shows proposed bill could make childrens’ fast food options healthier

Study shows proposed bill could make childrens’ fast food options healthier

By Justine Morris, Deputy News Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under City News, News, University News

NYU Langone published a study proving the effectiveness of making kid's meals healthier.

Study: LS students feel stigmatized

Study: LS students feel stigmatized

By Marita Vlachou and Alanna Bayarin

April 26, 2015


Filed under News

A study conducted by an NYU student revealed that students in the Liberal Studies program feel inferior to other students.

Study looks into nature of eyes

Study looks into  nature of eyes

By Christine Wang, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2015


Filed under News

A new study conducted by an NYU professor and a visiting scholar in UPenn reveals that our eyes multitask even when we don't want them to.

Study finds disparity in cocaine arrests

Study finds disparity in cocaine arrests

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under News

A study conducted by NYU researches determined that socioeconomically disadvantaged adults are more likely to use crack cocaine.

Study examines interpretation of video evidence

By Nathaly Pesantez, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2014


Filed under News

New study finds that video evidence may lead to bias in judgment.

Study shows union membership on the rise in New York region

Study shows union membership on the rise in New York region

By Erika Buzzell, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2014


Filed under News

New study shows increase in union density.

Professor awarded for fear research

Professor awarded for fear research

April 28, 2014


Filed under Features

Joseph LeDoux, professor of neuroscience and psychology, received the William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science in recognition of his research of memory and emotion in early April. LeDoux said he was humbled to have been given the William James Fellow Award. “I...

Heart beats healthy, happy for couples

Heart beats healthy, happy for couples

April 8, 2014


Filed under News

A recent NYU study found that married people have a significantly decreased risk of heart disease in relation to people who are widowed, single or divorced. Researchers at the NYU Langone Medical Center accessed a database from Life Line Registry, which contained over 3.5 million subjects coming from 20...

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