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Chris Erb Awarded Peter D. Eimas Graduate Research Award

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!

Prof. Rebecca Burwell Named as Editor of 'Behavioral Neuroscience'

The American Psychological Association has appointed Prof. Rebecca Burwell as the Incoming Editor of the APA journal, Behavioral Neuroscience.

Prof. David Badre Awarded Young Investigator Award

The Cognitive Neuroscience Society has awarded its 2014 Young Investigator Award to Prof. David Badre. See the Society's website for more information about the award.

Humans and Rodents Face Their Errors

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.

Read more about this study at the Brown News site.

TA Applications Available for Spring 2014

We have opened up applications for undergraduate TAs for CLPS courses in Spring 2014. Please complete our online form to apply. You will need to login with your Brown University Google credentials to complete the form.

How Sleep Aids Visual Task Learning

Prof. Takeo Watanabe's research group investigates what happens in the brain during sleep to lock in learning of a visually oriented “Where’s Waldo”-like task. Read more at the Brown News site.

Climate Change, War, & Psychology

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.