From Science Newsline
PULLMAN, Wash. – Just because more men pursue careers in science and engineering does not mean they are actually better at math than women are. The difference is that men think they are much better at math than they really are.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, WASH. – When Davi Kallman was a second-grader in El Paso, Texas, her teacher pulled her from the classroom one day to tell her she was “retarded” and would have to drop to a lower grade. Now pursuing a doctoral degree at Washington State University, she has proven that teacher wrong.
It’s true; beauty does lie in the eye of the beholder — in the rods and cones of the retina, to be exact. According to Ken Kardong, professor of evolutionary biology in the WSU School of Biological Sciences, it is the neurobiology — or the way that color and light receptors in our eyes respond and how our brains interpret it — that affects our perception of the world. Kardong last semester presented a short course on sensory perception and experience at a WSU Cougar Conversation. “The Art of Science and the Science of Art” utilized a wide variety of paintings, photographs, collages and optical … » More …