Airport-security screeners are important in keeping weapons off aircraft. On March 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked by 5 Al-Qaeda members, and the plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. This plane crash was part of the September 11 attacks, which caused the deaths of approximately 3000 people.
Save The World
Save The World is a poem that is written and published in the book, Flowers Are People, Too Part I. This poem encourages people to look at life from a different angle: “Let’s forget about the past, and start with a new page.”
The Generic-parts Technique and Obscure Features
This study tests whether learning the GPT helps participants identify the key obscure feature required for a solution.
The Visual Short-Term Memory Theory
The theory in this study says that the VSTM allows for temporary storage of visual information that can be distinguished from iconic memory and verbal short-term memory.
The Actual Perception of Facial Expressions
Etcoff & Magee (1992) investigates the theory that actual perception of facial expressions is categorical. If expressions are perceived categorically, the “probability of identifying the expression as a particular emotion should not […]
False Memories of Committing Crime Theory
Shaw & Porter (2015) investigates the theory that full episodic false memories of committing crime can be generated in controlled experimental settings. The study found that in the “context of a highly […]
Solving Mathematical Problems Under Pressure Theory
Beilock & Carr (2005) investigates the theory that pressure harms performance in solving mathematical problems by reducing the working memory capacity available for the execution skill.
The Cell-phone Conversation Theory
Emberson et al. (2010) investigates the theory that overheard cell-phone conversations are irritating. Furthermore, this study argues that the cognitive demands of overhearing a cell-phone conversation is different from overhearing other types […]
The Risk-taking Behavior Theory
Gamble and Walker (2016) investigates the theory that humans adapt their risk-taking behavior on the basis for perceptions of safety. The hypothesis for this study is that risk taking increases in people […]
Boston College Voices of 2020
Nano participates in a new Boston College Global Engagement summer series called the Show@6 in which members of the BC community will discuss a range of issues affecting our world, revolving around the theme of the Common Good.