People choosing between two or more equally positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety, feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain, according to research led by Amitai Shenhav, an associate research scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.
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Stephen Kotkin,the John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs, gives his take on the apparent attack on a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in a recent interview.
Global use of antibiotics is surging, according to Princeton University researchers who have conducted a broad assessment of antibiotic consumption around the world.
In the ongoing debate on whether experts are "born" or "made", new research from psychological scientist Brooke Macnamara of Princeton and colleagues, offers a counterpoint to the opinion that practice is the key to success in any field.
The interests of fauna and farmer might finally be unified by the "Sodom apple," a toxic invasive plant that has overrun vast swaths of East African savanna and pastureland.
A study led by Princeton University researchers has revealed a gene which is implicated in promoting the spread of breast cancer tumors. In collaboration with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (Rutgers-CINJ), researchers hope to someday have a drug that could improve, cure or control breast cancer by targeting the particular pathways that are associated with metastasis and the progression of disease.
Using a computer model to explore water as it freezes, a team at Princeton University has found that water's weird behaviors may arise from a sort of split personality: at very cold temperatures and above a certain pressure, water may spontaneously split into two liquid forms.
Decades ago, programs like Social Security and public pensions came about so that a person's declining years were not spent in grinding poverty, which, in the 18th and 19th century was an issue; people literally landed in the poorhouse. Now, thanks to growing affluence, there is an opposite risk: not living long enough to enjoy all that money squirreled away.
Princeton University researchers explored the construction of what was for its time an engineering marvel: the Trajan's Bridge, built over 2000 years ago. Princeton professor Branko Glišić and former Princeton undergraduate Anjali Mehrotra reconstructed the engineering behind the bridge and published their findings in the Journal of Cultural Heritage.
Scientists at Princeton University have shown that negatively charged particles known as electrons can flow extremely rapidly due to quantum behaviors in a type of material known as a topological Dirac semi-metal.