UCLA In the News February 8, 2018

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News.

How brain may shield you from depression after election | Los Angeles Times

“A lot of research on stress in the brain looks at events that occur on an individual level,” said Sarah Tashjian, a graduate student in psychology at UCLA who led the work. “We wanted to see if we could extrapolate that to a larger event like a shift in the political climate.” In a study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, Tashjian and her advisor, UCLA psychology professor Adriana Galvan, report that the election of Trump led some people who felt distressed by the result to become clinically depressed, but not all of them. (Also: MedicalXpress)

What neuroscience is telling us about friendships | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“And what we found was that friends’ brains essentially responded to what they were seeing in exceptionally similar ways, and on top of that, people who were friends of friends, so two degrees of separation from each other in the network, were more similar than people who were farther removed from each other in the network,” said UCLA’s Carolyn Parkinson. (Also: Big Think, Agence France-Presse)

The key to every Oscar-worthy Day-Lewis performance | Esquire

He’s considered the greatest actor of his generation. He’s one of only three male actors to win three Oscars, with a possible fourth statue on the horizon for his role in ”Phantom Thread.” But what’s the secret to all of Daniel Day-Lewis’s Academy Award nominated roles? We reached out to UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television lecturer Tom Nunan to break down the key to Day-Lewis’s greatest characters, those that earned him an Academy Award nomination and, in some cases, a win.

Fighting climate change through lawsuits | KPCC-FM’s “Marketplace”

“These are not frivolous suits, they’re not crazy. Courts will take them seriously and it’s pretty clear that defendants are taking them seriously too based on how defendants have already begun responding,” said UCLA’s Cara Horowitz.

Brain implant helps control seizures | KTTV-TV

“We’re seeing approximately a 70 percent reduction in seizures, which is amazing,” said UCLA’s Dr. Dawn Eliashiv.

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