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Erika Alexander, CLPS Graduate Student, Receives NSF Fellowship

Congratulations to CLPS graduate student Erika Alexander, who has been awarded a fellowship in the National Science Foundation Sponsored program "GK-12: Physical Processes in the Environment."

Victoria Flores Psych. AB '08 Awarded an NSF Fellowship

Congratulations to Victoria Flores (Psychology AB 2008), who has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Victoria will be pursuing graduate studies at the University of Chicago.

Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture, Tuesday May 1: "New Directions in Early Detection & Intervention in Autism"

Announcing the 2012 Lipsitt-Duchin Lectures in Child and Youth Behavior and Development:

"New Directions in Early Detection & Intervention in Autism"

Geraldine Dawson, PhD
Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks and
Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Salomon 001, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

A roundtable discussion on autism research in RI will be held from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in Salomon 001. All are welcome to attend. 

Co-sponsored by
Brown University's Centre for the Study of Human Development and
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

PsychDUG Looking for New Coordinators

The Psych DUG (Department Undergraduate Group) is looking for new coordinators! If you are interested or would like to learn more about the position, please contact us at

Our New Home: Rededication of Metcalf Laboratories

On Friday, February 10, more than 100 members of the Brown Corporation and the Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) community came together to re-dedicate Metcalf Laboratories. Read more and view the video that showcases our beautiful new space.

‘Explorers’ Use Uncertainty and Specific Area of Brain - New Paper in Neuron by Prof. David Badre and Prof. Michael Frank

CLPS Professors David Badre and Michael Frank have collaborated on a new paper in Neuron.

As they try to find the best reward among options, some people explore based on how uncertain they are about the outcome of the options.  Those who employ that thought process, unlike people who use other strategies, uniquely harness the computational power of the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex. Read more about their study, or view the video abstract.

New Book from Prof. Rachel Herz: 'That's Disgusting'

Prof. Rachel Herz has published "That's Disgusting", a new book on the mysteries of repulsion. She will be reading from her new book Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at the Brown Bookstore.