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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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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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August 30, 2017

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

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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.

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