Machine Learning May Help Understand Neurodegenerative Diseases

The artificial neural network may provide better care to patients with diseases such as Bell’s palsy, Parkinson’s disease and ALS.

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464 Mental Health & Hydration

Research by Haghighatdoost, Fahimeh; Feizi, Awat ; Esmaillzadeh, Ahmad; Rashidi-Pourfard ,Nafiseh; Keshteli, Amar; Roohafza, Hamid; & Adibi, Payman (2018). Drinking plain water is associated with decreased risk of depression and anxiety in adults: Results from a large cross-sectional study. World Journal of Psychiatry, 8(3), 88–96. https://doi.org/10.5498/wjp.v8.i3.88 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Do you drink enough water throughout the day?…

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Secret History: “Bombs Away”—The Great Pingpong Ball Shenanigan

Florida Tech held its first homecoming in January 1972. The four-day event proved to be a debacle.

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A History Lesson, No Classroom Required

Five students in the clinical psychology program served as guardian escorts during the Space Coast Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11.

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SVGS Studies to Continue on ISS Through October Launch

New technology developed by Florida Tech and NASA will be launched to the International Space Station later this month.

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463 Misperceptions of Opposite Sex Body Image

Research by Lei, Xue & Perrett, David (2020). Misperceptions of opposite‐sex preferences for thinness and muscularity. British Journal of Psychology, 112(1), 247–264. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12451 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Do men and women have accurate perceptions about body type preferences? Psychology researchers showed 3D images of people with different bodies to 170 white, young adults from the UK. They had…

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Florida Tech Receives $5.1 Million Gift to Name Health Sciences Center

Florida Tech’s newest facility will be named the Gordon L. Nelson Health Sciences building, honoring the longtime dean and professor.

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462 Coordination in Conversation

Research by Mastroianni, Adam; Gilbert, Daniel; Cooney, Gus;& Wilson, Timothy (2021). Do conversations end when people want them to? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,118(10). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2011809118 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Do you feel awkward when ending a conversation? Researchers studied how people decide when to close their conversations. In study one, 800 participants completed a survey explaining…

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“The College Tour” Series Featuring Florida Tech Now Free to View

The first season is now available on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service, and on The College Tour's mobile app and website.

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Florida Tech Alumnus Donates Prize-Winning Unmanned Aircraft

A university graduate's contribution may serve as inspiration for aviation students studying at George M. Skurla Hall.

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