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Dogs, humans exchange oxytocin rushes

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 11, 2015

Dogs are known for being a man’s best friend because of the close bond many dog owners share with their pups. This bond is solidified when dogs gaze at their owners, according to a study published in the April 17 edition of the journal Science.Researchers at Azabu University in Japan have found that when dogs and humans exchange gazes, both experience rushes of oxytocin. Oxytocin, often called the “the love hormone,” is...

Holly MacGibbon and Andy Simmons, the couple behind Weeknight, released two new songs on April 21 and performed on April 29 at The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.

New York duo Weeknight rock with haunting synth sounds

May 4, 2015

After releasing two new songs—“In the Dust” and “California”— filled with the duo’s hauntingly synth-centric sounds on April 21, Weeknight has cemented the status it has attained throughout the last...


SGA to hold first meeting of semester

February 2, 2015

Having spent much of the Fall 2014 semester forging a relationship with the college community, the Student Government Association is reconvening Feb. 3 for its first senate meeting of the new semester. L...


DIY devices jolt brain, improve function

November 17, 2014

For some, a cup of coffee is the best way to focus on work. But for Vincent Wood, a junior neuroscience major at the University of Pittsburgh, that extra jolt of energy comes from a different source.Wood use...

Bolstered brain research aims inward

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 13, 2014

As a part of the first wave of new federal funding initiatives, research and development into novel technologies to better understand the brain will begin this year.“Most of what you will see in this remarkable set of [grant awards] are technological advances,” said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, during a Sept. 30 press conference. “We are seriously tackling an understanding of the ...

Alcoholic Youth Pt. 1: Anonymous Interviews | The Columbia Chronicle

September 30, 2014

Alcoholic Youth Pt. 1: Anonymous Interviews brings awareness about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption in college students, through personal testimonies and statistics.Video By: Christian D. H...

Infrared light highlights brain health

Infrared light highlights brain health

September 2, 2014

A new technique that employs infrared light to measure pulse pressure and arterial stiffness in the brain may also help illuminate connections between long-term brain health and the effects of stress, ag...

Brushstrokes celebrate women artists

SWAN Art Exhibit

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

April 7, 2014

Brightly colored paintings will hang on contrasting white walls while two women paint original creations on a third woman’s naked body. Coming from very different artistic backgrounds and drawing from th...

Breaking News

Breaking News

February 17, 2014

The Marketing Communication Department will be split into three separate degree programs by Fall 2014, according to a Feb. 14 emailed announcement from Robin Bargar, dean of the School of Media Arts. Marketing will become a...

Neuroscience advances highlight emotional network in brain

By Brandon Smith

November 12, 2012

New research suggests that the brain has a physiological switch that toggles between one of two cognitive modes at any given time.The study, published in the October issue of the science journal NeuroImage, may give crucial insight as to why the brain often fails to be both empatheticand analytical.The report answers some questions—while raising many more—about two dominant networks of the brain, known as the default mode...

Neuroscience of creativity

By Emily Fasold

March 12, 2012

Painters, designers, architects and other creative individuals are typically thought of as “right-brained.” But a new study from the University of Southern California suggests that creativity may require more logical “left brain” thinking thanpreviously thought.The study, published online last month in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, showed that while the right brain does the bulk of the hea...

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