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published on 08 February 2014
Chris Erb has been awarded the first CLPS Department Peter D. Eimas Graduate Research Award. The award will allow Chris to create a mobile reach tracking apparatus for use in developmental research outside the laboratory, such as in the Providence Children's Museum. This will allow him to examine with precision the time course and confidence of decision processes in preschool-age children. Congratulations, Chris!
published on 24 January 2014
published on 08 January 2014
published on 22 November 2013
What happens when the brain recognizes an error? A new study from James Cavanagh in the lab of Prof. Michael Frank shows that the brains of humans and rats adapt in a similar way to errors by using low-frequency brainwaves in the medial frontal cortex to synchronize neurons in the motor cortex. The finding could be important in studies of “adaptive control” problems like obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, and Parkinson’s.
published on 14 October 2013
A team of psychologists led by Stephan Lewandowsky (U Bristol) has organized a special issue on the psychology of conflict and peace in the American Psychologist. The articles in this issue explore the opportunities for psychological science to contribute to conflict reduction or prevention. The first article (Lewandowsky et al.) discusses how climate change the misrepresentation of information about climate change poses serious but tractable risks to peace. Joachim Krueger, Professor in the Department of CLPS, is a co-organizer of the special issue and a co-author of the lead article. You can download the article here.