Faculty Scholar Spotlight: Daniel Anderson


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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The Need for Print Media in a Digital World: Accountability

Printing and circulating a newspaper is not economical given the ability to instantly publish content online. When you add up the costs of the paper, ink, machinery, trucks, and employees required to get a paper from the newsroom to your driveway, it doesn’t seem worth it.

Some newspapers have cut back their print circulation. Others have gone paperless and only provide their content in a digital format. Still others, like

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