News 2017

September 27, 2017

Before you read on, look for toothbrushes in the photo above. Find them? Both of them? If you’re like the vast majority of people, you honed in on the one near the sink, but probably took a moment or two before seeing the other, much larger one hanging on the wall. Although it is technically much more visible and not out of context, for a while at least, your brain excluded that enormous blue toothbrush in your visual search.

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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!