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Research News

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Scott Slotnick has been awarded a three-year grant from the Dana Foundation for a project entitled "Frontal-Occipital Interactions During Visual Memory." Congratulations to Scott. Posted 9/16/14.


Larisa Heiphetz and Liane Young have been awarded a grant from the The John Templeton Foundation. Posted 9/26/14. [More about this grant]

Alexa Veenema has been awarded a five-year, $1.75 million NIH grant to study the neural circuits underlying social play behavior in juvenile rats and how these neural circuits differ between males and females. Posted 9/26/14. [More about this grant]

Five of our students—James Dungan, Laura Niemi, M.E. Panero, Josh Rottman, and Jordan Theriault—were awarded the SPSP Diversity Fund Travel Award. Posted 9/16/14. [More about this award]

Two behavioral neuroscientists join our faculty: John Christianson (as of July 1, 2013) and Michael McDannald (as of July 1, 2014). Clinical psychologist Barry Schneider, specializing in research on child psychopathology, joins our faculty September 1, 2014.

Events

OCTOBER 22
Colloquium Speaker Series
Robert Rauschenberger
McGuinn 334
3:30 pm

NOVEMBER 5
Colloquium Speaker Series
Hillary Anger Elfenbein,
Washington University
Carney 206
3:30 pm

Research in focus

Liane Young, assistant professor of psychology and the director of the Morality Lab at Boston College, talks about her research that focuses on the cognitive and neural basis of human moral judgment and behavior.

 

Sara Cordes, assistant professor of psychology and principal investigator of the Infant and Child Cognition Lab, discusses some of the more than 20 research studies currently being conducted in the lab.