Category Archive: Imaging Research Facility

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


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

Mature woman at beach looking at sky

  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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Oct 03

NeuroImaging Hackathon

The 2015 NeuroImaging Hackathon was a success!! Visit the page to find out what wonderful things happened.

May 12

Society for Neuroscience


Neuroscience 2015 will take place October 17-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

May 12

Society for the Neurobiology of Language


The Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language will be held in Chicago, Illinois on October 15-17, 2015.

Jan 26

Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience 2015


The Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience continues to accept applications for the 2015 Institute (June 22-July 3) to be held in Santa Barbara, California. This year’s topics are: Computational and Methodological Cognitive Neuroscience (Course Director – Brian Wandell), and Cognitive Neuroscience of Development (Course Director – Susan Bookheimer). See: to apply and for additional …

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Jan 17

Brian O’Donnell and Sharlene Newman featured in USA Today


Though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the country, little is definitively known about its impact on the brain. A study taking place at Indiana University is designed to help change that. Clinical psychologist Brian O’Donnell and colleague Sharlene Newman are recruiting current and former marijuana users to participate in a study …

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Jan 17

Hoosier Brain Project


The Hoosier Brain Project is an effort designed to examine brain-behavior relationships in college aged individuals with a focus on health issues that impact this age group – psychological disorders such as depression and substance abuse. The age in which many psychological disorders appear is late adolescence and emerging adulthood (Kessler et al., 2005).  This happens …

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Jun 03

IRF Researcher, Karin James, Featured in NY Times


What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades By: Karin James Featured in NY Times To view the article, visit:

May 21

IRF Research Assistant Positions Available


We are looking for self-motivated students (including both undergraduate and graduate students) to work in the Imaging Research Facility on brain imaging data analysis. Required skills and abilities: strong computational skills and experience with matlab. This could turn into a paid position depending on funding. Please send resume to Hu Cheng ( Applications will be accepted until positions …

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