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Yawns are something of a physiological mystery. In today's Academic Minute, Duke University's Elizabeth Cirulli attempts to unravel the confusion surrounding yawns.

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July 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Katie Monnin describes how the use of graphic novels in the classroom can improve reading comprehension and attitudes about reading among young readers. Monnin is an assistant professor of literacy at North Florida and author of the forthcoming Really Reading with Graphic Novels and Teaching Content Area Graphic Novels. Find out more about her here.
July 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Ben Trachtenberg of the University of Missouri School of Law discusses how economists value human life and why the lives of Americans are becoming more valuable. Trachtenberg is visiting associate professor at Missouri's law school, where he teaches courses on criminal and environmental law. Find out more about him here.
July 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Adam Noah of Long Island University-Brooklyn examines how the brain learns to play a popular video game and how better understanding that process can help Parkinson’s patients. Noah is technical director of the ADAM Center and MoCap Lab at Long Island's Brooklyn campus. Find out more about him here.
July 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Robert Vanderlan discusses the role poets played in creating one of the 20th century’s great media empires. Vanderlan is a visiting assistant professor of history at Cornell. Find out more about him here.
June 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Union Graduate College's Catherine Snyder discusses how brain function changes with age. Snyder is clinical assistant professor and associate dean of the School of Education at Union Graduate College. Find out more about her here.

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