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February 10, 2014

It’s widely acknowledged that a common threat unites people. Individuals who were previously separated by social class, race or ethnicity come together, forming new cooperative alliances to defeat a common enemy. But does it take an external threat — an attack like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 — to make these social divisions melt away?

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January 24, 2014

To address health issues related to head injuries — which may not appear until long after a player has retired — the NFL has teamed with GE to create the Head Health Challenge, a $20 million research initiative. Among the 16 round-one winners is Scott Grafton, a professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and director of the campus’ Brain Imaging Center.

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January 15, 2014

UCSB Professor Miguel Eckstein and colleagues have found that when it comes to vision, the brain can perform more than one function without sacrificing time or accuracy.

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Heejung Kim
December 11, 2013
Professors Kim and Sherman team with Bren School & Political Science faculty and graduate students for UCSB Graduate Division Crossroads Project
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December 06, 2013

Social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects.

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December 05, 2013

UCSB to host 2014 Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience: Registration Open till January 15, 2014

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Scott Grafton
December 04, 2013

Scott T. Grafton, professor of psychological and brain sciences, for establishing brain imaging technology as a tool for cognitive neuroscience and its novel application to normal, plastic and pathological motor behavior.

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November 27, 2013

Technology to help doctors tailor drug treatment based on how fast patients metabolize and excrete medicines set to kick-start personalized medicine.

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November 07, 2013
Heroes. Warhorses. Ex-servicemen and women. Whatever your name for them, veterans are a major reason why the country exists, and Abraham Lincoln’s call to “care for him who shall have borne the battle” rings as true now as it did two centuries ago.
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October 16, 2013
The human mind is capable of not only being cognitive and registering experiences but also of being introspectively aware of these processes. Until now, scientists have not known if such introspection was a single skill or dependent on the object of reflection. Also unclear was whether the brain housed a single system for reflecting on experience or required multiple systems to support different types of introspection.
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