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New research from the Human Brain Stimulation and Electrophysiology lab illuminate the fabric of the human memory and spatial navigation.

Human Cognitive Map Scales According to Surroundings

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill — the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual cues.


Image courtesy of Elena Poiata.

New Approach Developed by Humanists and Scientists Maps Evolution of Literature

Wed, Apr 5, 2017

A classicist, biologist and computer scientist all walk into a room — what comes next isn’t the punchline but a new method to analyze relationships among ancient Latin and Greek texts, developed in part by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin.


The study showed high impostor feelings were a positive predictor of anxiety and worsened the impact of perceived discrimination on depression.

Impostor Feelings Fuel Negative Mental Health Outcomes for Minority Students, Study

Wed, Apr 5, 2017

While perceived discrimination on college campuses compromises the self-esteem, well-being and mental health of ethnic minority students, new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the impostor phenomenon may worsen these effects.


Comparison of the positioning of the foramen magnum in a bipedal springhare (left) and its closest quadrupedal relative, the scaly-tailed squirrel (right).

Human Skull Evolved Along with Two-Legged Walking, Study Confirms

Mon, Apr 3, 2017

The evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull — a claim that was previously contested but now has been further validated by researchers at Stony Brook University and The University of Texas at Austin.


College of Liberal Arts building

U.S. News Ranks Two UT Liberal Arts Programs Among Nation's Top 10

Mon, Apr 3, 2017

The Latin American history and sociology of population programs landed No. 1 spots on this year’s list of “Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report, released this morning.


Image by Dawn Hudson.

Conformity is not a universal indicator of intelligence in children, study says

Mon, Apr 3, 2017

Because innovation is part of the American culture, adults in the United States may be less likely to associate children’s conformity with intelligence than adults from other populations, according to research from developmental psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.


Image by Marines from Arlington, VA, United States.

PTSD Risk Can Be Predicted by Hormone Levels Prior to Deployment, Study Says

Mon, Apr 3, 2017

Up to 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder from trauma experienced during wartime, but new neuroscience research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests some soldiers might have a hormonal predisposition to experience such stress-related disorders.


Photo by Vic, Flickr.

New Research Examines Barriers to Texas Clinics Providing Vasectomy

Thu, Mar 2, 2017

New research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) at The University of Texas at Austin provides insight into why vasectomy is not more widely available at family planning clinics in Texas.


The Death of even one close family member has lasting adverse consequences for health, researchers said.

Blacks Experience more Family Member Deaths than Whites, On Average

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience the loss of a parent during childhood and more likely to be exposed to multiple family member deaths by mid-life, according to a study by the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.