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March 02, 2018

New York Magazine interviews Mary Hegarty on how to improve our sense of direction

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March 02, 2018

Kyle Ratner examines the psychological effects of over-the-counter pain meds

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January 31, 2018

Karen Szumlinksi, an expert in the neurobiology of addiction, joins journalist Sam Quinones to discuss the opiod crisis in America.

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January 16, 2018

Cosmides was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1957. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1979 from Radcliffe College, and her PhD in 1985 from Harvard University. At Harvard, she worked closely with famed evolutionary theorist Robert L. Trivers. She is currently Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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January 10, 2018

Skirmantas Janusonis was awarded a Challenge Grant by the California NanoSystems Institute for his project "Brain Serotonergic Fibers: From a Single-cell Stochastic Process to Cognition in a Matrix."

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Dan Conroy-Beam
January 08, 2018

Dan Conroy-Beam and Zoe Liberman have been named 2017 Association for Psychological Science Rising Stars. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD.

January 08, 2018

Rich Mayer is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious James McKeen Cattel Fellow Award by the Association for Psychological Science.

The APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award recognizes APS Members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research. Recipients must be APS Members whose research addresses a critical problem in society at large.

Professor Mayer will be presented with his award at the 30th APS Annual Convention in May 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

Professor Mackie
November 28, 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of numerous prestigious journals, including Science — has named PBS professors Diane Mackie and Brenda Major among its new fellows for 2017.

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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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