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Petr Janata: In the Groove

Petr Janata: In the Groove

Cognitive neuroscientist studies the psychology of music.

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Rick Robins named new Associate Editor at PSPR

Rick Robins named new Associate Editor at PSPR

Rick Robins will start his term as Associate Editor at Personality and Social Psychology Review (PSPR) in January 2018. PSPR is the premiere outlet for original theoretical papers and conceptual review articles in all areas of personality and social psychology.

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Chris Hopwood and Wiebke Bleidorn receive Animal Advocacy Research Fund grant

Chris Hopwood and Wiebke Bleidorn receive Animal Advocacy Research Fund grant

The Animal Advocacy Research Fund grant awarded funding to Chris Hopwood and Wiebke Bleidorn to study motives for ethical eating.The purpose of this project is to develop a model of individual and group differences in motives for ethical eating so that animal advocacy groups can tailor campaigns and maximize their impact on groups and individuals with different motives for plant-based diets.

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Visual Attention Drawn to Meaning, Not What Stands Out

Visual Attention Drawn to Meaning, Not What Stands Out

Findings by Professor John Henderson Overturn Widely Held Ideas of Visual Attention

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Oxytocin Turns Up the Volume of Your Social Environment

Oxytocin Turns Up the Volume of Your Social Environment

Before you shop for the “cuddle” hormone oxytocin to relieve stress and enhance your social life, read this: A new study from behavioral neuroscientists Natalia Duque-Wilckens and Brian Trainor suggests that, sometimes, blocking the action of oxytocin in the brain may be a better option.

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Susan Rivera's research highlighted in ScienMag

Susan Rivera's research highlighted in ScienMag

Her new findings may help develop a marker to identify anxiety in children with fragile X syndrome and other developmental disorders, and open avenues for future treatment options.

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Slate article spotlights Bleidorn research

Slate article spotlights Bleidorn research

Study looks at motherhood and self-esteem.

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 Journal issue focuses on brain plasticity

Journal issue focuses on brain plasticity

“Current Perspectives on Neuroplasticity in Human Development,” a special issue of the journal Cognitive Development edited by Professor Susan Rivera, is available for free online access until Sept. 29.

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Visual Attention Paper Tops a Google Classics List

Visual Attention Paper Tops a Google Classics List

A paper co-authored by John Henderson, a professor in the Department of Psychology and at the Center for Mind and Brain, tops a Google Scholar list of most-cited articles from 2006 in the field of cognitive science.

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Researchers Receive Grant to Model Human Memory and Learning for Machines

Researchers Receive Grant to Model Human Memory and Learning for Machines

A multi-university study led by Professor Charan Ranganath aims to develop a computer model of how the brain forms, stores and retrieves complex memories.

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Nolan Zane receives 2017 UC Davis Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award

Nolan Zane receives 2017 UC Davis Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award

Nolan Zane has been chosen by the Committee on Public Service as one of the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award. This award is presented annually to recognize significant contributions to the world, nation, state and community.

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Joanna Scheib's Research Featured in Egghead Blog

Joanna Scheib's Research Featured in Egghead Blog

Scheib's article in Fertility and Sterility receives mention.

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Paul Eastwick receives 2017 Janet Taylor Spence Award from APS

Paul Eastwick receives 2017 Janet Taylor Spence Award from APS

Paul Eastwick has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Janet Taylor Spence Award from APS. This award recognizes transformative early career contributions to psychological science.

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