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Science

Adam Cohen, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology, and of physics

Getting the brain’s attention

February 7, 2020

Today, the internet is a sensory free-for-all: Pop-up ads burst into articles every few paragraphs, stealing the screen with lollipop colors and music, shouting product information from unseen corners. The human body is not so different. Every fingernail, elbow, nostril, and eyebrow is constantly vying for the brain’s attention.... Read more about Getting the brain’s attention

Music everywhere

Comprehensive study explains that it is universal and that some songs sound ‘right’ in different social contexts, all over the world.

Social Science

Harvard on Twitter

Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences

Arts and Humanities

‘Thumbelina’ carries big message to the stage

Playwright, composer Julia Riew ’21 wants kids to know ‘it’s OK to be different.’

First in flight: RoboBee powered by soft muscles

They now can crash, collide, hover, and recover.

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