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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.

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.

October 01, 2014

An innovative research replication initiative has generated results that have important implications for eyewitness memory. The project confirms earlier findings that asking witnesses to provide a verbal description of a suspect can impair their ability to select that suspect from a lineup — the so-called “verbal overshadowing” effect.

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August 21, 2014

Prof. Grafton's research featured in Convergence, the magazine of engineering and the sciences at UCSB.

http://convergence.ucsb.edu/article/delicate-mystery-brain-trauma

Mike Gazzaniga
March 18, 2014

The award honors psychological scientists for groundbreaking contributions to the basic science of psychology.

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — Michael Gazzaniga, director of UC Santa Barbara’s SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind and a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, has been named a 2015 William James Fellow by the Association of Psychological Science (APS).

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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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