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Understanding Ancient Human Ear-Orienting System Could Yield Clues to Emotions, Hearing Deficits in Infants

Oct. 12, 2015

Vestigial organs, such as the wisdom teeth in humans, are those that have become functionless through the course of evolution. Now, a psychologist at the University of Missouri studying vestigial muscles behind the ears in humans has determined that ancient neural circuits responsible for moving the ears, still may be responsive to sounds that attract our attention. Neuroscientists studying auditory function could use these ancient muscles to study positive emotions and infant hearing deficits.  Full Story
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MU Announces $1.3 Billion Fundraising Campaign, Largest Effort in School History

Campaign will support signature centers, new academic buildings and increase endowment

Oct. 08, 2015

Officials at the University of Missouri have announced the official kickoff of MU’s new comprehensive funding campaign, Mizzou: Our Time to Lead. The new comprehensive campaign will seek to raise $1.3 billion to support and advance the educational and research goals of Missouri’s flagship university. Mizzou: Our Time to Lead will help to elevate MU’s status in the Association of American Universities (AAU) as well as significantly increase the University’s capacity for education, research, and student and faculty recruitment.  Full Story

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