Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 19

IRF Researcher Franco Pestilli wins Janet Taylor Spence Award

Dr. Franco Pestilli has been awarded the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions. This award celebrates “new and cutting edge ideas coming out of the most creative and promising investigators who embody the future of psychological science.”  In particular, this award “recognizes young researchers who cross traditional sub-disciplinary lines in psychological science and …

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Jan 19

Sharlene Newman named associate vice provost for undergraduate education

  IRF Director and PBS associate professor Sharlene Newman has recently been appointed associate vice provost for undergraduate education here at IU. Click here to read more about her appointment. Congratulations Dr. Newman!

Jan 12

Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference

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The 8th Annual Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference is now accepting abstracts! Description: The MUCSC is a one-day interdisciplinary conference on the IU Bloomington campus for undergraduates doing research in the cognitive sciences. Click here for more information on the conference and registration.

Jan 12

In The News: Gratitude

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  Dr. Joshua Brown and colleagues recently published a study on how gratitude affects neural activity, “The effects of gratitude expression on neural activity.” The paper was published in NeuroImage in December 2015. Abstract: Gratitude is a common aspect of social interaction, yet relatively little is known about the neural bases of gratitude expression, nor how …

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