Emily Han

About Emily Han

Emily Han moved here last year from Australia. She studies neuroscience and enjoys writing in both English and Chinese. Cooking pork-ribs is her newfound passion.

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A New Animal Model for Bad Decisions

A New Animal Model for Bad Decisions

Humans are constantly making decisions about how to spend time, yet we are pretty terrible at doing so effectively. We sit through boring movies, stay in line at a crowded restaurant and continue to pursue low-return projects, because we simply cannot bear to see the time we have already invested in these activities go to(...)

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Recent Study Reveals How the Brain Learns from Others’ Mistakes

Recent Study Reveals How the Brain Learns from Others’ Mistakes

Last month, my friend came back from Mount Kosciuszko with stunning photos and a seriously painful-looking sunburn. As I prepared to undertake the same hike based upon his enthusiastic recommendation, I decided to pack some SPF 50 and planned to reapply every 30 minutes. Without experiencing a sunburn firsthand, I knew to stay sun-safe, thanks(...)

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Wrapping Axons – an Ongoing Mission Throughout Your Lifespan

Wrapping Axons – an Ongoing Mission Throughout Your Lifespan

You are driving on a road and see a pedestrian approaching the crosswalk. You brake to give way. Even such a simple action as this requires multiple levels of processing in our brains — recognizing the shapes and curves that resemble a human being, observing the speed at which they move, pressing the brake with(...)

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Why Winners Keep Winning

Why Winners Keep Winning

You are on a roll. In the morning, you delivered a compelling business proposal. You were the center of attention at lunch and your colleagues loved your witty remarks. In the afternoon meeting, you stood your ground and brilliantly defended your case with irrefutable arguments. When it’s your day, you feel invincible. What gives you(...)

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