Human Nature

Human Nature

Kudos, August 2017

Capuchin PNAS teaser.jpgA new collaboration on microbial ecosystems, the summer program in public history, and Write@UGA were just some of the news worth crowing about this summer. A few more awards and news items worthy of congratulations:

UGA researchers report report...

  

Noted and Quoted, summer 2017

plankton.jpegAlgal blooms, Waffle House eclipse-viewing, food insecurity, Planet of the Apes, work-life conflicts and many more stories, Franklin College faculty kept a full schedule in media across the globe this summer. Here's a sampling:

Assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon creates map of Waffle House restaurants to watch the solar eclipse from –...

The Culture of Learning

cover Capuchin.pngA provocative new study from psychology researchers published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that practicing with others shapes not only what monkeys learn, but also how they learn:

Culture extends biology in that the setting of development shapes the traditions that individuals learn, and...

  
  
  

The Benefits of Being Bilingual

VIP.pngFrom cross-cultural and social adaptability to increased intelligence, cognition and empathy, there are a number of ways to approach the myriad benefits of knowing multiple languages. Included among these, brain fitness:

Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding a swathe of health...

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