1. MassMutual, Western New England University welcome 400 high school students to academic achievers conference | masslive.com

    MassMutual, Western New England University welcome 400 high school students to academic achievers conference | masslive.com

    This is the 14th year MassMutual and Western New England have hosted the conference. This year's theme was 'Build Your Future.'  A big part of everyone's future will depend on learning exactly why and for how long that little rat can be motivated to, or dissuaded from, taping the lever, said Sheralee A. Tershner, chair and professor of neuroscience. She showed the how and why the lever box, once commonly called a Skinner box and now called an 'operant conditioning chamber,' works.  It's not dissimilar to how a slot machine gets players to keep betting money through ...

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