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Joy Geng and Lisa Oakes receive James S. McDonnell Foundation Opportunity Awards

The James S. McDonnell Foundation has announced the winners of the Inaugural Opportunity Awards for Understanding CognitionThis year only 10 awards were made worldwide, with two separate awards being made to UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain faculty members: Joy Geng (w/ co-PI Simona Ghetti) and Lisa Oakes (w/ co-PI Katie Graf Estes).

Prof. Geng will use her award to to examine interactions between visual attention and memory in children and adults by leveraging virtual reality. Prof. Oakes' project examines how infants learn through play in naturalistic settings.