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Mother’s Helper

A decade ago, while working at a foster care agency, Emily Rupchock '20 M.N.A. befriended a girl named Brit, who had been in the system for most of her life. “We would get...

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Neuroscience: Using neuroscience to build a healthy community

While it might sound strange at first, a child’s developing brain has certain expectations from its environment. Consistent and responsive care are important for a healthy child...

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Neuroscience: How experiences influence brain function and long-term health

It has been said that “it takes a village to raise a child” and understanding neuroscience can be one of the building blocks for that village. How important are relationships,...

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Neuroscience: What is neuroscience, and why are relationships so important?

What is neuroscience, and why are relationships so important to how our brains function? Researchers who study neuroscience and behavior have discovered that one of the biggest...

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Three-part Zoom series on neuroscience and behavior launches in March

How your brain works impacts not only your behavior, but also your worldview. Early environments and experiences affect the brain and overall health, research has shown....

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On Misinformation and Truth Sandwiches

Lisa Fazio is an assistant professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt University. She and her team in the Building Knowledge Lab study how children and adults...

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Father’s Day

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“Creative Maladjustment”: Refusing to Adjust to Injustice

In light of recent protests across the United States, we are re-sharing a piece written in January for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. We took a look at King’s call to become...

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Notre Dame professor expands AP statistics platform for students nationwide

Many high school seniors were looking forward to proms and graduations this year, but many were also busy preparing for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) exams....

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Realities of Race

“Any talk of incarceration, any talk of any social issue really, is woefully incomplete unless we talk about race.” Nick Ottone, a senior at Notre Dame, has been involved in...

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New Study Unravels the Complexity of Childhood Obesity

The World Health Organization has estimated more than 340 million children and adolescents ages 5-19 are overweight or obese, and the epidemic has been linked to more deaths...

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How Does Stress Affect How We Age?

For over 10 years, the Notre Dame Study of Health and Well-being at the University of Notre Dame has studied stress and its impact on health and aging. Through the project,...

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