Marcela Fernandez-Peters discusses the hearing spectrum of birds and humans

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Marcela Fernandez-Peters, a post doctoral research associate in the Healey Lab, is quoted in a radio report exploring whether birds have a greater hearing spectrum than humans. She says that the hearing organs and brains of owls have “a lot of real estate dedicated” to hearing high frequencies, meaning that while they might not hear super high pitched sounds, they’re very good at hearing the frequencies they do hear. New Hampshire Public Radio

Ervin Staub explains how to be an active bystander

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Ervin Staub, professor of psychology emeritus, is quoted in an article about how to be an active bystander when encountering someone in trouble. Staub says people feel less responsible to intervene when others are around because they assume someone else will handle it. But, if the victim is alone, people might assume they don’t actually need help. Popular Science

Winter 2021 Newsletter

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Catch up with the latest PBS news including spotlights on our talented students, faculty, and alumni!

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Features include:

  • Can Mindfulness Enhance Athletic Performance?
  • Resiliency and Recovery from Trauma
  • Alumni Profile: Stefan Tiefenbacher ‘01PhD, Neuroscientist and Hemophilia Expert
  • Our new Spotlight on Alumni section!
  • What's Your Internship Story?
  • Research Highlights
  • Awards and Updates
  • In the Media