College of the Arts and Sciences

Mary Ann Raghanti, Ph.D., compared neurochemical profiles in the striatum, a brain region that modulates social behavior, among humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and monkeys and found a unique profile in humans. Biological anthropology researchers in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences have again shed new light on the very old topic of human origins. In two new journal articles appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers report likely explanations for the evolution of human social behavior...

Kent State and MRRI will conduct studies to advance treatments for aphasia. When someone suffers a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumor, one of the common symptoms is aphasia, a disorder that arises from damage to portions of the brain, usually the left side, that are responsible for language. It impairs the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing.  About 1 million people in the...

Kent State and MRRI will conduct studies to advance treatments for aphasia. Providing simple encouragement goes a long way in forming a strong bond between a dad and his child, but how do you accurately measure that bond? It is a question that Kent State University researchers pondered after many dads scored inaccurately low on traditional tests. Kathryn Kerns, Ph.D., professor of psychological sciences in Kent...