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Your #Brain Playing Tricks: What #Colors Are the #Dress? @VTnews @VTresearch

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Communicating Emotions

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Visual cues play a much more important role in the understanding of the emotions being conveyed by music than they do in the understanding of speech.

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Film Expert Discusses Gender Bias in Hollywood, 2015 Oscar Nominees

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‘Flicker: Your Brain on Movies’

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Why do so many of us cry at the movies? Why do we flinch when Rocky Balboa takes a punch? What’s really happening in our brains as we immerse ourselves in the lives being acted out on screen? These are the questions that Washington University in St. Louis neuroscientist Jeffrey M. Zacks, PhD, explores in his new book, “Flicker: Your Brain on Movies.”

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Can Neuroscience Make Movies Worthy of the #Oscars?

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Ursinus Professor Says Dearth of Women Oscar Nominees in Favor Of "Great Men" Roles Sets Up False Expectations for Everyone

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Oscar’s Women: Are Female Roles as Accessories to Great Men?

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An Ursinus College film professor calls for a "cultural shift" in how Hollywood perceives women.

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Dannagal Young Studies the Content, Audience, and Effects of Political Humor. She Can Talk on Jon Stewart’s Departure

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Research Shows Real Life “Horrible Bosses” Are Everywhere!

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They may not all be as sinister as Kevin Spacey or as inappropriate as Jennifer Anniston in the Hollywood blockbuster “Horrible Bosses,” but recent research conducted by three University of Louisville professors highlighted that up to 36 percent of American workers – and possibly higher – work for a “horrible” or “dysfunctional” boss.

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Long Live the CD? UW Grads’ Business Brings Disc Collections to the Cloud

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Is there a life for compact discs in the age of the cloud? No, and yes, is the answer from Murfie, a Madison business founded by two UW-Madison alumni that is now in its fourth year of operation. No: It’s a hassle to juggle discs. Yes: Ownership of the disc gives you the right to play its music through a cloud-connected device in your car, home, office or pocket. Murfie’s business is encoding music from customers’ CDs onto its hard drives, and then playing them through any device a customer owns.