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Congratulations Jennifer!

February 22, 2017—Jennifer Trueblood has received a two-year Research Fellowship from the Alfred P Sloan Foundation. These highly prestiguous awards are given “to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise….in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. ”Congratulations Jennifer!!!!


Congratulations Geoff!

February 8, 2017—Geoff Woodman has been selected as a Chancellor’s faculty Fellow in the 2017 class, a title he will hold for two years. This is one of VU’s most prestigious awards, given to twelve recently tenured faculty to recognize their accomplishments and provide support and activities for further career development. This makes the second faculty member from our Department to be singled out for this distinction - Bunmi Olatunji was in the Class of 2015.


Congratulations Suzana!

November 18, 2016—

Suzana Herculano's book, entitled The Human Advantage, is reviewed in the November 24 issue of the New York Review of Books. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/11/24/86-billion-neurons-herculano-houzel/


Bachorowski Interviewed on NPR!

November 18, 2016—

NPR's Radiololab (Season 4, Episode 1) interviewed Jo-Anne Bachoroswki on her research on laughter. http://www.radiolab.org/story/91588-laughter/


Congratulations Megan!

September 23, 2016—

Megan Ichinose is on the Chancellors mental health initiative committee!

 

https://www.vanderbilt.edu/chancellor/committees/chancellors-strategic-planning-committee-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/


Congratulations Isabel & Tom!

September 12, 2016—Congratulations on a new three-year grant from the National Science Foundation on Measuring, Mapping, and Modeling Perceptual Expertise; PI is Isabel Gauthier, co-PI is Thomas Palmeri, and Senior Investigators are Sun-Joo Cho from Vanderbilt, Gary Cottrell from UCSD, and Mike Tarr and Deva Ramanan from Carnegie Mellon. This project supports a collaborative interdisciplinary research network that aims to develop measures of individual differences in visual recognition, relate behavioral and neural markers of individual differences, develop models that explain individual differences, and relate models with neural data.


Congratulations, David and Camilla!

September 9, 2016—Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth Discussed in Nature The SMPY (Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth) was the topic of a feature news article published in the journal Nature on September 8th. The SMPY was found by Professor Julian Stanley in 1972, and is now run by Professor David Lubinski and Dean Camilla Benbow. Congratulations to David and Camilla on a fascinating article about an amazing research study.


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Events

February 23, 2017 – Neuroscience Brown Bag Series

Amirsaman Sajad

Department of Psychology (Schall Lab)

Vanderbilt University

12:10pm

Wilson Hall Room 316

Title & Abstract TBA


February 28, 2017 – Clinical Science Brown bag Series

Kendra Hinton

Departmemt of Psychology (Zald Lab)

Vanderbilt University

12:10pm

Wilson Hall Room 316

“Keep your eyes off the prize: using a rewarded stop signal task and an experience sampling paradigm to index impulsivity”

Impulsivity is a multi-dimensional construct that is associated with risky behaviors as well as externalizing disorders. One commonly studied facet of impulsivity is response inhibition, which can be indexed via the stop signal task (SST). While impulsivity is often studied in the context of motivation, the SST has largely not been examined in this context. Additionally, impulsivity has generally been studied in the laboratory, and few studies have looked at, “real world” measures of this construct. Thus, the present study used a sample of 75 undergraduates to look at relationships among a rewarded SST, a 2-week experience sampling paradigm where individuals reported on and resisted commonly experienced daily desires, and self-report measures of impulsivity.


March 1, 2017 – CCN Brown Bag Series

Duane Watson

Psychology & Human Development

Vanderbilt University

12:10pm

Wilson Hall Room 316

Multiple roads to prominence: Understanding emphasis in conversation

Traditionally, it has been assumed that speakers emphasize words in a conversation in order to signal that these words are new, focused, unpredictable or important. In this talk, I will present evidence from a series of experiments that suggest that acoustic prominence is the product of a variety of factors, including processes that are linked to ordering the word's phonemes. I will argue that rather than being a unitary linguistic or psychological construct, emphasis is the product of an array of different cognitive and linguistic factors.  

 


March 1, 2017 – Department of Psychology Special Presentation

“Data Storage Options for Wilson Hall Researchers”

by staff from VUIT/ACCRE/VVRC

 

Wilson Hall Room 316

4-5:30pm

A presentation on various data storage option available through VUIT, ACCRE, and VVRC (including Box, ACCRE storage, DORS, the Isilon data storage system, and TEBA).

We encourage all laboratories to have one member in attendance. 

 

 


March 2, 2017 – Neuroscience Brown Bag Series

Kaleb Lowe

Department of Psychology (Schall Lab)

Vanderbilt University

12:10pm

Wilson Hall Room 316

Title & Abstract TBA


March 3, 2017 – Society of Experimental Psychologists Annual Meeting

Annual meeting.


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