Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications PULLMAN, Wash. – Happy is as happy does, apparently—for human beings all over the world. Not only does acting extroverted lead to more positive feelings across several cultures, but people also report more upbeat behavior when they feel free to be themselves.

$1.6 M to study ‘feel-good’ brain chemical and hearing

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver VANCOUVER, Wash. – Research scientist Christine Portfors will study how the brain chemical dopamine influences hearing with support from the National Institutes of Health. The work may ultimately lead to better therapies for people with hearing loss and communication problems.