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Jeffrey Cockburn, CLPS Grad, Wins Best Poster at Society for Neuroeconomics

CLPS graduate student Jeffrey Cockburn won the Best Poster award at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics in Miami, Sept. 2012. View his poster: 'Why do we value freedom: Genetic Polymorphism predicts the impact of choice on value.'

Too Much Information? New Study Reveals Differences in Consumer Preference for Details

In a new study, Prof. Steven Sloman and CLPS alumnus Philip Fernbach found that while some people require a detailed explanation of how a product works before they’ll be willing to pay more, others became less willing to pay when confronted with that additional detail. A simple, standard test predicted the desire for detail — who wants more, who wants less. Learn more about their findings from the Brown press release.

Honors Program 2012-2013 Details Now Available

We have unified and updated our Honors program across all of our concentrations. You can review the requirements and timetable, and download the Declaration of Honors form, at our new Honors Program page.

First-Year Students Flock to Sleep Study

Happy to help sleep researcher Mary Carskadon learn more about the health and biological effects of sleep in college, hundreds of first-year students have enrolled in her semester-long study, volunteering to keep careful records. Read more about the study in the Brown press release.

Brown Welcomes New CLPS Professors Takeo Watanabe and Uriel Cohen Priva

Brown has published detailed welcome profiles of new CLPS faculty Prof. Takeo Watanabe and Asst. Prof. Uriel Cohen Priva.

'Sayles Hall Swarm' Experiments Study Crowd Motion

To determine how crowd behavior emerges from individual actions, Prof. William Warren assembled his own crowds and engaged them in an unusual four-day experiment in Sayles Hall. The subjects were equipped with motion capture markers affixed like antennae to bike helmets. For more details, see the Brown press release.

Training Improves Recognition of Rapid-Fire Objects - New Research from Prof. Takeo Watanabe

"Attentional blink" is the term psychologists use to describe our inability to recognize a second important object if we see it less than half a second after a first one. It always seemed impossible to overcome, but in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Prof. Takeo Watanabe and his team report they’ve found a way. For more details, see the Brown press release on this new research.