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Researchers work on device to help individuals cope with autism

The Wehab Lab of the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory has been working on developing a haptic breathing pacer (HBP) to address issues surrounding mental health and emotion dysregulation, an individual’s inability to change an undesired emotional experience. The device applies vibrations to a user’s body, with which they can synchronize their breathing to reduce arousal in…

Research Roundup: Epilepsy and electrical brain activity, education disparities and how young children teach peers

Each week, The Daily’s Science & Tech section produces a roundup of the most exciting and influential research happening on campus or otherwise related to Stanford. Here’s our digest for the week of Oct. 13 – Oct. 19. Abnormal electrical brain activity affects patients treated for epilepsy Patients affected by epilepsy have benefited immensely from…

Looking to improve your grades? Stanford GSE researchers say to do this

An online course equipping students to develop a “growth mindset … the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed but can be developed,” according to Stanford News, has been developed by award-winning Graduate School of Education (GSE) professors Carol Dweck and Greg Walton. The program focuses on how shifting perspectives on education can help to improve students’ scores on written assessments by shifting their stances toward certain core subjects.