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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.