fMRI Lie Detection: Is there Science Behind Deception?

Deception is a fascinating, yet unsettling, trait that pervades all cultures and societies, festering in the fissures of fragile human relations. Lies can take various forms, whether it is the blatant manipulation of facts or subtle omissions; in either form, deception is the concerted suppression of the truth. The search for the truth-or the lack thereof- is something social scientists have pursued for centuries, in an effort to relieve the distrust and deceit that destabilize social relations.

"Bon Exploration!"--A Parisian Research Experience for Undergraduates with the Pasteur Institute of France

A hard and productive day's work at the lab followed by an evening enjoying the sights, sounds and culinary delights of Paris,sound too good to be true? The Pasteur Foundation Summer Undergraduate Internship offers such a unique opportunity to students nationwide. Open to undergraduates of U.S citizenship, this program brings participants for 10 weeks to the world-renowned Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, conducting biomedical research in a culturally diverse and stimulating milieu.

The Study of a Pandemic


 It is an old rhyme that describes the situation in the 1918, during the first wave of influenza pandemic. What started as a mild common cold soon spread worldwide, killing an estimated 40 million people and shattering the previous notion that the flu was not a mortal illness (Pandemic). The results were devastating. The pandemic killed more people than World War Ι, and more people than 4 years of the Bubonic plague. (Molly Billings, 1997) Since, two other influenza pandemics have occurred: the 1957 Asian Influenza and the 1968 Hong Kong Influenza. While both were terrible, the 1918 influenza has been the only flu pandemic associated with mortality measured in 1000 per 100,000 population ( Belshe 2005).