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Oct. 11, 2012 |

Run the race to fight cancer

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The second annual Win the Fight 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 13 supports advances in cancer research, treatment and patient care at Winship Cancer Institute.

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How fear skews our spatial perception

Elections with a polarized public

Compassion meditation may boost neural basis of empathy

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Fear can skew our perception of approaching objects, causing us to underestimate the distance of a threatening one, a study by Emory psychologist Stella Lourenco finds.

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Polarization leads to political paralysis. But it's not the politicians, it's the people to blame, says political scientist Alan Abramowitz in the latest Emory Report Book|Report podcast.

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A compassion-based meditation program can significantly improve a person's ability to read the facial expressions of others, finds a recent study.

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Engage Emory

For the first time in nearly 10 years, in-person and online screenings for depression are being offered today, Oct. 11, on National Depression Screening Day on campus and at the hospitals. The service is for University and Healthcare employees and their immediate family members.

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