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Dan Conroy-Beam
May 20, 2019

Dan Conroy-Beam was awarded a presitigous NSF-CAREER Award for his groundbreaking project "CAREER: Using Computer Simulations to Understand Mate Choice".

Emily La
May 15, 2019

Congratulations to Emily La, a junior Psychological & Brain Sciences and Environmental Studies double major, who was chosen as the second-place winner of the Library Award for Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences category. She will receive a $500 award for her paper: "Understanding Psychological Buffers to Health Adversities Within Sustainable Communities.” Emily is a research assistant in the Sherman Lab working with Professor David Sherman and PhD student Michelle Shteyn on sustainability.

John Tooby
May 01, 2019

John Tooby and Leda Cosmides have been awarded honorary doctorates from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Tooby and Cosmides co-founded the field of evolutionary psychology and co-direct the UCSB Center for Evolutionary Psychology. The doctorates honor their ground-breaking work in launching the field of evolutionary psychology.

March 22, 2019

Neuroscientist Michael Goard was awarded a 2019 research grant from the Whitehall Foundation. The award ($225,000 over 3 years) recognizes pioneering efforts of junior and senior faculty and will support a novel direction for the lab. Goard has developed an approach using a scanning laser microscope to measure neural activity in mice performing a virtual navigation task to determine how spatial memories are stored in the cortex.

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March 21, 2019

Tommy Sprague was awarded a 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. “Sloan Research Fellows are the best young scientists working today,” said Adam F. Falk, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “Sloan Fellows stand out for their creativity, for their hard work, for the importance of the issues they tackle and the energy and innovation with which they tackle them. To be a Sloan Fellow is to be in the vanguard of twenty-first century science.”

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Karen Szumlinski
February 26, 2019

We’ve all seen these people. Maybe at one point in time we’ve actually been these people: messy, falling-down drunk, slurring and incoherent, precariously close to catastrophe … and asking the bartender for another shot.

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October 18, 2018

Hear Richard E. Mayer, Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow, discuss his research on applying psychological science to education.

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July 05, 2018

UCSB/MIT/Harvard neuroscientists find posterior parietal cortex region is crucial to connecting perception to action.

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