Elena Weissmann

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Elena is currently a news editor for The Herald. She's a junior from the dirty Jerz concentrating in Psychology and Public Policy, and some of her favorite things are peanut butter, running, and Paris. When she's not frantically studying neural pathways or lazing around watching The Office, you can find her eating spoonfuls of nutella or playing intramural soccer for her team, The Ball Busters. Their record is 0 wins and 11 losses.

Articles by Elena Weissmann (27)

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Research Spotlight: Penguin robot helps identify, treat children with autism

October 6, 2015 0 comments

Equipped with cameras, sensors and facial recognition technology, a new robot model shaped like a penguin may help screen for and treat autism in children.

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Study assesses suicide intervention program for former jail inmates

October 1, 2015 0 comments

Lauren Weinstock and Jennifer Johnson recently received a grant to test whether a new intervention can help lower suicide rates following jail release.

Professor of Neurology Brian Ott

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Research Spotlight: Exploring the relationship between Alzheimer’s and driving ability

September 24, 2015 0 comments

Professor of Neurology Brian Ott will begin conducting research on the effect of cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s dementia on driving ability.

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CS students apply coding skills over summer

September 22, 2015 0 comments

Over the past summer, CS concentrators applied their coding skills to real-world environments.

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Fifth-year master’s programs see rise in enrollment, expand to new depts.

September 16, 2015 0 comments

The University has seen a significant rise in the number of departments offering fifth-year master’s programs that are exclusive to Brown students.

Study sheds light on night screentime effects

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Study sheds light on night screentime effects

September 9, 2015 0 comments

Looking at bright screens before bed can impair sleep quality, especially among children between ages nine and 14.7.

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Female STEM students cite isolation, lack of role models

April 23, 2015 16 comments
This article is part of the series The XX Factor

Females are often in the minority across science, technology, engineering and math departments at Brown.

New genetic research from the Freiman Laboratory studying male mice found that TAF4b, a protein critical for sperm production, carries implications for the development of infertility treatment methods in human males.

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Gene found to drive fertility in male mice

March 10, 2015 0 comments

University biologists recently discovered a specific gene in human males that may be essential to sperm production later in life.

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Study explores neuroscience of extroversion

March 3, 2015 0 comments

The report examines the similarities and differences in neuroanatomy between the two extrovert personality types.

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Paper examines social cognition, human interaction

February 5, 2015 0 comments

A paper authored by University researchers in this month’s issue of Cognition examines the relationship between social psychology and cognition.