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March 17, 2015

Dynamical Neuroscience graduate student Nikki Marinsek is one of four UCSB students in the 55 student strong U.S. “young scientists” delegation attending the meeting. The U.S. contingent will join other young scientists from 88 countries across the globe. They will have the opportunity to interact with the 70 Nobel Laureates who will be in attendance. This years’ 65th Meeting of Nobel Laureates will be the fourth interdisciplinary meeting.

February 11, 2015

Psychological & Brain Sciences Professor Jim Blascovich was interviewed by KEYT as part of an announcement for the UCSB Center for Digital Games Research.

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December 19, 2014

The article “What Memory Is” by Psychological & Brain Sciences Professor Stanley B. Klein is the inaugural feature in the CrossWires initiative from the neuroscience journal WIREs Cognitive Science (Wiley Publishers). In CrossWires, a new, potentially controversial theory is presented and comments are invited and solicited.

December 05, 2014

Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, announced Friday that researchers at UCSB received a National Science Foundation grant to study the psychological response to the threat of Ebola.

The project, titled “RAPID: The Psychology of Fear: Cultural Orientation and Response to Ebola Threat,” received $128,202.

Ebola is one of the deadliest contagious diseases to emerge into the public consciousness in recent years, and it has been a source of much fear globally, despite the fact that the actual risk of contagion is quite low in many parts of the world.

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