October 31: Seminar: The Physiology of Yawning:
Melanie Shoup-Knox, PhD.
Department of Psychology, James Madison University
Yawning occurs across all five classes of vertebrates, suggesting an evolutionarily old but retained function. Recently, it has been suggested that yawning may serve a thermoregulatory function. The current research explores factors that contribute to central thermoregulation and examines the physiology of yawning that may contribute to such a function in both rats and humans.MORE >
November 7: Seminar: Water as a source of infection MORE >
November 14: Seminar: Tracking the molecular signals of harmful algae and archaea: How do marine microbes interact with their environment and each other? MORE >
November 21: Seminar: Are Forests a Climate Superpower? Why forest conservation is a double-barreled solution to climate change MORE >