Researchers are creating their own test subject

November 23, 2015

A small toy rover exploring a room like a skittish mouse may not seem to be a scientific feat. But the absence of anyone controlling it is.

Photo by Andrew Fraieli 
| Science Editor

Study Tips From a Psychology Professor

October 16, 2015

Cramming is the stereotypical way of studying in college, but it’s a horrible way of doing so, according to professor of psychology Alan Kersten at FAU. “Cramming can lead to sleep deprivation,” said Kerston. “and coffee isn’t going to help.” To make more sense of how certain study tactics allow students to retain more and how others are a waste of time, Kersten explained the difference between short-term (or working memory) and long-term memory.

Illustrations by Ivan Benavides | Creative Director

How Video Games Affect The Mind

October 12, 2015

Walking into the far corner of the Student Union at the Boca Raton campus, the faint clicking of buttons, playful bickering and the occasional uproar can be heard: These are the tell-tale sounds of video games.