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A new study led by Elinor Amit, an affiliate of the Psychology Department, shows that people create visual images to accompany their inner speech even when they are prompted to use verbal thinking, suggesting that visual thinking is deeply ingrained in the human brain while speech is a relatively recent evolutionary development.

The power of picturing thoughts

Visual images often intrude on verbal thinking, study says, suggesting that pondering with images may be hardwired


To age better, eat better

Much of life is beyond our control, but dining smartly can help us live healthier, longer


Emily Balskus (left), Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Wilson are co-authors of a study that details the development of a tool that may help researchers better identify enzymes present in microbiomes.

Gut details

Researchers’ enzyme advance could help to unlock mysteries of health