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'Holier than thou' morality study by Cornell psychologists shows why Americans aren't as nice as they think they are

Most people are better judges of other people's moral character than they are of their own. Experiments conducted at Cornell and reported in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found many people making an error in self-assessment.

Look, Ma, no wires! Cornell class project tests wireless networking

Students in CS 502 were issued Dell laptops equipped with wireless networking cards, and Kennedy/Roberts is one of eight buildings on campus equipped with wireless transceivers linked to the campus network.

The cocktail party effect: Fish and human brains perform 'auditory scene analysis' when looking for love in all the loud places

Cornell biologists, who became underwater disc jockeys to study a homely fish that hums, say they have a clue as to how mate selection works. The auditory portion of the midbrain uses the acoustic qualities of all the noise to isolate one signal it is programmed to recognize as potentially interesting.

Study of Graduate Record Exam shows it does little to predict graduate school success

The Graduate Record Examination does little to predict who will do well in graduate school for psychology and quite likely in other fields as well, according to a new study by Cornell and Yale universities. (Aug. 4, 1997)

New two-stage screening successfully identifies personality disorders

Although personality disorders can cause long-term suffering and disability, they are difficult to detect. As a result, many people go untreated.

Colors are composed by brain, not eyes, Cornell experiment shows

Trying to cope with red flashing lights on green moving objects, the human visual system is tricked into revealing where yellow -- and all other colors -- apparently are composed: in the visual cortex of the brain.

Weight relates to dating, marriage and marital satisfaction, Cornell studies find

Although high school women are more concerned about their weight than men are about theirs, the women are more willing than men to date an overweight person. Once married, obese husbands are less happy with their marriages than other men, but men who have lost weight report fewer marital problems than obese or average-weight men or men who have gained weight during marriage.

Gaypril '97 celebrations will include Day of Silence and mini-conference

The Cornell lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is planning a broad range of cultural and educational programs throughout 'Gaypril.'

Dopamine linked to a personality trait and happiness

Researchers have long suspected that the chemistry of the brain largely influences personality and emotions. Now, a Cornell clinical psychologist has shown for the first time how the neurotransmitter dopamine affects one type of happiness, a personality trait and short-term, working memory.