News 2017

September 21, 2017

A multidisciplinary team of researchers, including UC Santa Barbara scientists John Bowers, Michael Goard and Luke Theogarajan, has been awarded $9 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and widely share state-of-the-art optical brain-imaging techniques.

The group of neuroscientists, electrical engineers, molecular biologists, neurologists, bioengineers and physicists was recognized for its collaborative NEMONIC (NExt generation MultiphOton NeuroImaging Consortium) project, which pushes the boundaries of brain imaging.

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Prof. Heejung Kim
August 30, 2017

Professors Heejung Kim and David Sherman have been appointed Co-Editors of Personality and Social Psychology Review, the field's most prestigious and high-impact-factor journal.

August 30, 2017

PBS student Jonathan Coughesy '17 was awarded a UCSB Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Congrats, Jonathan!

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July 10, 2017

PBS faculty Emily Jacobs, Daniel Conroy-Beam, Vanessa Woods, Ben Reese, Diane Mackie, Tamsin German and Skirmantas Janusonis attend the 2017 Science and Engineering Commencement Ceremony.

Professor Jim Roney
July 06, 2017

Professor Jim Roney, PBS graduate Adar Eisenbruch, and current graduate student Rachel Grillot were honored with the 2017 Margo Wilson Award for the best paper published in Evolution and Human Behavior for their paper: Eisenbruch, A. B., Grillot, R. L., Maestripieri, D., & Roney, J. R. (2016). Evidence of partner choice heuristics in a one-shot bargaining game. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 429-439.

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July 06, 2017

PBS undergraduates present the results of their independent research projects at the poster session for the Advanced Research Methods Laboratory.

Andrea Shannon Mora
July 05, 2017

Members of the graduating class of 2017 celebrated at a departmental reception. Congrats to all our PBS grads!

June 29, 2017

PBS Professor Mary Hegarty was awarded the Raymond Nickerson prize for the best paper in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied for 2016. Graduate students Alex Boone and Trevor Barrett were co-authors on the paper.

Hegarty, M., Friedman, A., Boone, A. P., & Barrett, T. J. (2016). Where are you? The effect of uncertainty and its visual representation on location judgments in GPS-like displays. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22(4), 381-392.

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June 22, 2017

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences congratulates all of our PhD graduates! The following graduates participated in the Graduate Division ceremony on June 18, 2017 (from left): Will Ryan (holding honorary graduate Gordie); Kaziya Lee; Amanda Kautzman; Christina Shin; Jared Bagley; Lauren Winczewski; Kyle Ploense; Jessica LeClair; Adar Eisenbruch; Janet Pauketat; and Jeff Bowen.

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