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Kent State researchers use EEG caps to study the brain activity of monks during a debate. Electroencephalogram (EEG) caps are helping Kent State University researchers unlock the secrets of the mind. David Fresco, Ph.D., professor and director of Kent State’s Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (PERL) and co-director of the Kent Electrophysiological Neuroscience Laboratory (KENL), returned to the Sera Jey Monastery in...

Kent State University researchers use indents and boarders on plates to study how optical illusions help people choose smaller portions. It’s that nagging question you ask yourself every Thanksgiving after you have piled the food sky-high on your plate and savored every last morsel: “What happened? Were my eyes bigger than my stomach?” For many years, doctors and dieticians have focused on overeating as part of the reason for the obesity epidemic in America. There is sound...

Prashanth Shanmuganathan receive a prestigious award from the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Prashanth Shanmuganathan is one of only two winners to receive a prestigious award for the most outstanding thesis related to research conducted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. Shanmuganathan is a 2016 physics Ph.D. graduate of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. His thesis, titled “First Moment of Azimuthal...

WKYC-TV talks with Kent State researchers about the Acting White Accusation. It’s called the Acting White Accusation (AWA). Researchers say it arises when a Black adolescent's racial identity is perceived by other Black adolescents as being not Black enough. Researchers also say the accusation of Acting White can cause anxiety and isolation. Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychological...

WKYC-TV talks with Kent State researchers about the Acting White Accusation. Several Kent State University professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have been selected to receive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU grants are designed to provide faculty with funding to create research positions and experiences specifically for undergraduate students....

WKYC-TV talks with Kent State researchers about the Acting White Accusation. Kent State University faculty and students in the Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently played a key role in using a new silicon detector technology to examine nuclear collisions that recreate the Big Bang on a tiny scale in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, on Long...

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...

Visiting Researchers to Discuss Study of Communication Between Humans, Robots on April 21 The School of Communication Studies will host a robotics demonstration on the third floor of the Kent State Library, Rm. 330, Friday, April 21, from 2:30-4 p.m. Chad Edwards, Ph.D., and Autumn Edwards, Ph.D., will discuss the role that perception plays in human-robot interactions. The team investigated the relationships between humans and social...

PBS to highlight Kent State Stark professor Spring is in the air and soon the butterflies will be, too.  Their exquisite colors and graceful flight are a welcomed sight from the cold and barren landscape of winter. As they float from flower to flower, they are contributing to more than cross pollination, the butterflies are helping researchers study new ways to deliver medicine to humans. ...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, an associate professor in Kent State’s Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. */ /*-->*/ Research shows that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men by a 3-to-2 margin. Some scientists believe this is because when women reach menopause, their bodies cease to produce estrogen, and the pituitary gland begins over-producing another hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), to try to jump-start the...