Announcements and Events
Three students authors, Eliot Garling, Lia Zallar, and Hannah Baumgartner, were selected as winners of the Neuroscience/Psychology/Exercise Poster Prize at the 2015 MCSRP Conference for:
Garling, E.E., Zallar, L.J., Baumgartner, H.M., & Currie, P.J. (2015).
Brain-cannula mapping investigations of acy ghrelin in metabolic, limbic, and reward signaling. Presented at the 24th annual Murdock College Science Research Program, Vancouver, WA, 4-5 November.
Psych majors dive into the mind-bending world of sensory substitution.
Jennifer Corpus named Oregon Professor of the Year
On Feb 12th and 13th, Professor Helen Neville of the University of Oregon will visit the department as a guest of the Rhodes Fund. Professor Neville studies the development and plasticity of the human brain through studies on deaf and blind individuals, people who learned their first or second spoken or signed language at different ages, and on children of different ages and of different cognitive capabilities. There are various opportunities for students to interact with Professor Neville during her visit. Read more details.
On Feb 9th and 10th, Professor John McDonald of Simon Fraser University visited the department as a guest of the Rhodes Fund. Professor McDonald studies the cognitive and neural mechanisms of human perception, selective attention, and multisensory processing using EEG, MEG, and fMRI. There were various opportunities for students to interact with Professor McDonald during his visit. Read more details.
Tim Hackenberg, professor of psychology, contributed an essay to an online discussion forum on whether taxes can promote good behavior.
Devon Porter '11 was named "co-winner" for the American Psychology-Law Society's annual "best undergraduate paper of the year." The paper presents her thesis data (together with Lex Moss's thesis data, from the previous year), and is now automatically accepted for a poster at March's AP-LS meeting.
Congratulations to our 2011 grant and fellowship winners!
Jennifer Corpus, associate professor of psychology, discusses how children respond to success, praise and failure on OPB's Think Out Loud radio program.
Kristen Anderson, assistant professor of psychology, speaks to the risks of self-medicating anxiety with alcohol or drugs on CNN.com