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Do sad movies make you cry? Blame your brain

NY Daily News

Researchers said ‘highly sensitive’ people show increased blood flow to relevant parts of their brain when they look at emotional images, suggesting that biological differences in the nervous system cause them to process information more deeply.

Why Some People Are Genetically More Sensitive or Empathetic than Others


A group of psychologists and researchers from Stony Brook University, University of California, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Monmouth University have found that brain scans show physical evidence that "highly sensitive" brains respond powerfully to emotional images.

What you should know about stomachaches


Stomachaches aren’t just an issue for kids. Adults get them, too. But it’s not always clear what to do about an adult-size stomachache. Sit tight? Take a pill? See a doctor?

The New American Man Doesn’t Look Like His Father

NPR's "All Things Considered"

This summer, "All Things Considered" is exploring what it means to be a man in America today…Sociologist Michael Kimmel, a professor at Stony Brook University and director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, says the changing landscape hasn’t come with changed attitudes about masculinity.

Brookhaven Lab, Stony Brook University Receive $24M in Federal Research Grants


Two of Long Island’s premier scientific research facilities, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, have received a total of $24 million in federal grants to continue work on superconductors and to develop advanced storage batteries.

Multi-million Dollar Minds of Mathematical Masters

New York Times

The other winners of the math prize are Simon Donaldson, 56, of Stony Brook University on Long Island and Imperial College London; Jacob Lurie, 36, of Harvard; Terence Tao, 38, of the University of California, Los Angeles; and Richard Taylor, 52, of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.

70 Years After the GI Bill, We Need a Similar Investment

Huffington Post Education

(by Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.) My father was always reluctant to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he did speak often about one result of that service: Without the GI Bill, he’d never have been able to go to college.

Off-the-Job Safety: Most Kids Drown When a Caregiver is Present

EHS Today

Combine a heatwave with thousands of miles of beaches and tens of thousands of pools, and it’s the perfect combination for water fun. But along with the fun of swimming, body surfing or just paddling around come some real dangers – including the risk for drowning. Statistics show that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury and death for children ages one to four, and that drowning can occur in as little as two inches of water. Maribeth Chitkara, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospitalist, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, is a committed advocate for summer safety, and shares the steps parents can take to keep the entire family safe all summer long.

Government Says Eat Fish, Not Too Much, Mostly Low in Mercury

Huffington Post

A few days ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated draft advice on fish consumption for childbearing aged women and young children. The new advice encourages pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, breastfeeding women, and young children to consume 2-3 servings of a variety of fish per week (a total of 8-12 ounces per week for women and smaller portions for children) that are lower in mercury. This is the first time the agencies have recommended a minimum fish consumption level.

Press Club of Long Island Inducts Journalists into Hall of Fame


Inductees include Howard Schneider, a former editor and founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University and Paul Schreiber, the founding SBU’s School of Journalism’s Undergraduate Director

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