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Minority salience and the overestimation of individuals from minority groups in perception and memory

29 March, 2022

Our cognitive system is tuned toward spotting the uncommon and unexpected. Prof. Ran Hassin and Dr. Rasha Kardoshת Dr. Alon Goldstein Dr. Asael Sklar and Prof Yoni Pertzov propose that individuals coming from minority groups are, by definition, just that—uncommon and often unexpected. Consequently, they are psychologically salient in perception, memory, and visual awareness.

Mu rhythm suppression over sensorimotor regions is associated with greater empathic accuracy

23 March, 2022

Multiple brain systems are engaged when we try to understand people's emotions, including parts of the sensorimotor cortex associated with motor simulation. Simulation-related brain activity is described as a 'low-level' component of empathy - however its contribution to complex empathic judgments is unclear.

Prof. Eran Halperin

Personal experience with Covid-19 is associated with increased environmental concern and pro-environmental behavioral intentions

21 March, 2022

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity. Yet, people often underestimate this threat and believe that climate change is an issue facing other people in other places. What might amplify environmental concern and motivate essential pro-environmental behavior?

Mentoring: A three-generation perspective

Mentoring: A three-generation perspective

13 March, 2022

This NeuroView is intended for graduate students who are not sure how to choose or what to expect from a mentor as well as mentors who are uncertain what to give mentees. Two principal investigators and a current mentee will share their perspectives on this bidirectional relationship.

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