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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.

Erika Alexander, CLPS Graduate Student, Wins Honor from Acoustical Society of America

Erika Alexander has been awarded Second Prize in the Best Student Paper in Bioacoustics competition at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in Hong Kong, May 2012. Erika presented her research on "Anatomical changes in the inner ear over metamorphic development in Rana catesbeiana."

Welcome to New Assistant Professor Uriel Cohen Priva

We are pleased to welcome Uriel Cohen Priva (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2012) to our faculty as an Assistant Professor starting in 2012-2013! Dr. Cohen Priva's research is in phonological theory, and its relation to information theory using methods from computational and corpus linguistics (among others). His research attempts to understand the way communicative, physical, and psychological pressures affect linguistic performance, competence and change. He focuses on the way information theoretic factors are integrated into language, and the effect they have on phonetics, phonology, sound change, and phonotactics. 

Guillaume Riesen, ScB Cognitive Neuroscience '12, Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Congratulations to Guillaume Riesen, a senior undergraduate concentrator in Cognitive Neuroscience. Guillaume is a recipient of a 2012-2013 Fulbright scholarship to work with Wulfram Gerstner at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Prof. Emeritus Lewis Lipsitt Honored by American Humane Association

The American Humane Association has given its highest award for extraordinary achievements in the field of child welfare to child development pioneer and youth protection advocate Dr. Lewis P. Lipsitt. Lipsitt received the Vincent De Francis Award on the 100th anniversary of The Children’s Bureau, part of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, and Department of Health and Human Services, during its 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington, D.C. Lipsitt, professor emeritus of psychology, medical science, and human development at Brown, founded the Brown University Child Study Center and is acknowledged nationally as a leading child development pioneer. He is the founding editor of Advances in Child Development and Behavior and the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Newsletter. His articles on infant learning and perception, prenatal risk, crib death, adolescent suicide, and other conditions that threaten young people's lives, have appeared in many scientific journals and popular national magazines.

Andrew Lee, ScB Cognitive Science '13, Wins Beinecke Scholarship

Andrew Lee, a dual concentrator in Cognitive Science and Philosophy, has won the Beinecke Scholarship, which supports graduate studies for exceptional scholars.

Attachment Style as a Predictor of Anxiety in Romantic Relationships: New Published Work by CLPS Concentrators

Five undergradute CLPS concentrators have published original research on the topic: Attachment Style as a Predictor of Anxiety in Brown Undergraduates’ Romantic Relationships. Congratulations to Catherine McCarthy, Hannah Boettcher, Rebecca Lieberman, Meredith Mosbacher, and Bryan Russell!

Full text of the article is available from the Indiana Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science.