Faculty Scholar Spotlight: Daniel Anderson

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In a new paper, Daniel Anderson, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, reports that parents’ media use has indirect effects on their children’s language development.

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Study Measures Brain Activity During Sesame Street

Recent advancements in brain imaging have allowed scientists to peer into the once secret world inside our heads. One of these techniques, called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), lets them see which parts of the brain light up in real time.

An fMRI machine detects blood flow to various parts of the brain. When one of these areas lights up, or becomes activated, it is thought that region is processing

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