Tag Archives: PhD

How Selective Is Your Attention?

Why do we notice a remarkably beautiful person in a crowd? In his PhD thesis, Andero Uusberg studied specific mechanisms that the brain uses to pay attention. Continue reading

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Cum Laude Graduate Marina Gets a Head Start on Career

Meet Marina, a fresh ‘cum laude’ graduate of the master’s programme in EU-Russia studies. Marina reveals why she feels both excited and nervous about graduation, and talks about her new job and future plans in a podcast interview. Continue reading

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How Understanding Our Mobility Makes Societies Smarter

Human geographer Olle Järv shows how understanding personal mobility improves urban and transportation planning, and helps to identify social segregation. Continue reading

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My Farm Is My Stage: Insights into Estonian Rural Tourism

Ethnologist Ester Bardone explores how rural experiences become commodities that are staged and performed by tourism entrepreneurs, backed up by institutions and media. Continue reading

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What’s the Secret of the Slim?

How do some people stay slim? What’s different about their behaviour? Psychologists look into the success formulas of slim people to help those worried about their excess weight. Continue reading

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Exploring the Odd Charm of French Guiana as an Expedition Chef

Read Ann Ideon’s story about an expedition to French Guiana, where she participated as a chef. Ann, a UT graduate in geography, has succeeded in combining her education with her passion for cooking. Continue reading

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The Gender Gap, or When a Male Changes His Ways

Animal ecologists and psychologists come to similar conclusions: In stressful environments, the differences between males and females diminish. Continue reading

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