Topic: stress

CS department grapples with collaboration policy, diversity

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CS department grapples with collaboration policy, diversity

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Like many computer science students, Chelsey Serrano ’22 is finishing up a two-part CS intro sequence with help from close friends, who struggle together through late nights and stressful deadlines.

Calvelli ’19: Brown is hard. It should be harder.

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Calvelli ’19: Brown is hard. It should be harder.

April 19, 2019 0 comments

We all know the stereotype of the stressed out, overworked college student. Since you’re at Brown, it probably has applied to you — if not as a permanent character trait, then as the version of yourself that springs forth when you’ve got two midterms next week.

Thomas ’21: Extinguishing burnout

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Thomas ’21: Extinguishing burnout

April 3, 2019 0 comments

There’s a saying at Brown: it’s midterms season until it’s finals season. And while this may seem like an exaggeration for comedic value, it’s much closer to reality than one might think.

University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

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University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

February 4, 2019 0 comments

Over the past few years, burnout among physicians has garnered more attention from researchers; and recently, a University study confirmed that stress related to electronic health records is common among doctors.

Researchers found that early life stress was linked to a lower density of parvalbumin interneuron cells, which are important for cognition.

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Study finds stress responses in mice vary between sexes

December 7, 2018 0 comments

A study published last week identified a new possible explanation for the difference in neurological responses to early life stress between men and women.

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Study shows breastfed infants have higher stress tolerance

October 29, 2018 0 comments

A study published this month illustrates a biological link between a mother’s breastfeeding and other nurturing behaviors on the health of her baby. The study showed that breastfeeding is associated with higher tolerance to stress, as indicated by difference levels in cortisol — ­a stress response hormone.

Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, studies the effects of reading on mental health in children living in middle- and low-income countries.

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University professor studies child development in Jordan

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Three weeks ago, Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences and principle investigator in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab took her second trip to Jordan to discuss the data her lab analyzed from the nonprofit organization We Love Reading.

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Steinman ’19: Here comes the sun

April 23, 2018 0 comments

It once seemed an impossible dream, but spring has finally come to Providence.