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Researcher Studies Black Fatherhood and Mental Health to Improve Youth Developmental Outcomes

June 9, 2022 

Key Findings 

Accessibility of mental health services must be improved for Black families and children.
Black fathers often feel excluded from many early child services.
Emphasizing engagement with Black fathers in child services has positive impacts on the father and child.

 

I saw the sheer brilliance and potential in these children, but also the significant hurdles they would have to overcome. I thought, if I’m seeing it, why should I not do

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Researcher Explores the Interaction of Emotions and Memories in the Human Brain Network 

April 14, 2022 

Key Findings 

The hippocampus is crucial in reactivating the brain patterns associated with episodic memories.
The “PMAT” framework, a highly influential model of human memory, involves two memory systems – the posterior medial (PM) and anterior temporal (AT) systems – that interact to drive and organize episodic memories.

 

Think of a fond memory. How do you feel? Relaxed, excited, or maybe happy? The ability to relive the emotions

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A Glimpse at the Mind-Body Connection Under the Microscope

October 7, 2021

Key Findings 

Psychological stress leads to physiological changes within microscopic parts of the human cell
Microscopic change affects cellular signaling, which carries through levels of the human body complex
Human aging is not necessarily linear and this biological malleability is linked to brain-body processes

 

My parents lived long and healthy lives, so I will, too?

In fact, our DNA is responsible for about 7 percent of our longevity, and it is

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Want the Truth? Play the Game.

August 12, 2021

Remember when a significant number of people thought the COVID vaccine would give them COVID?  Or that hydroxychloroquine might cure it? With so much bad or hyped information out there, it’s no wonder we all have misconceptions.  The trick is not just presenting the right information, but also getting people to pay attention to it.

Greg Trevors, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina, kept this

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