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The art of political persuasion

The art of political persuasion

June 19, 2015

Persuading people to support a particular candidate or party is an essential test of any political campaign. But precisely how to move voters successfully is a matter still not fully understood — and theraison d’etre for political strategists and pundits.

Eight Harvard Teams Earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards

Eight Harvard Teams Earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards

May 20, 2015

A total of eight (8) Harvard varsity athletic teams have received Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA, in an announcement on Wednesday morning.  The NCAA recognized more than 1,100 Division I sports teams from across the country for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA's Academic Performance Program.

Creatures of habit

Creatures of habit

May 6, 2015

When he set out to understand how the motor cortex changes with learning, Bence Ölveczky, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, assumed, like nearly all other scientists, that unique learned motor behaviors originate in the motor cortex.

What he found, however, was the opposite.