March 3, 2021
February 26, 2021
Martha J. Farah has been awarded the 2021 HCW Medal by the Society of Experimental Psychologists for her foundational cognitive neuroscientific work on face and object recognition, visual attention, mental imagery, and semantic memory.
This includes her fundamental contributions to cognitive neuroscience and more recent work on the interface between neuroscience and society and investigating the influence of early life experience on neurocognitive development.
February 16, 2021
Congratulations to David Brainard, winner of the 2021 Optical Society Edgar D. Tiller Award!
This award is presented for distinguished work in the field of vision, including the optics, physiology, anatomy or psychology of the visual system.
David is honored for groundbreaking experimental and theoretical contributions to our understanding of how the visual system resolves the ambiguities inherent in sensory signals to produce a stable percept of object color....
February 10, 2021
Congratulations Sudeep Bhatia, winner of a 2021 Association for Psychological Science Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions!
The Spence Award recognizes APS members who have made transformative early career contributions and have shown innovative research ideas that have helped advance psychological science.
January 21, 2021
Congratulations Nicole Rust, winner of a 2021 National Academy of Sciences’ Troland Research Award!
Two Troland Research Awards for significant advancements in experimental psychology and neuroscience are awarded annually by The National Academy of Sciences to recognize unusual achievement by early-career researchers.
By focusing on single unit activity in the neural signals of the primate visual system, her work has pushed the field forward both in providing new insights about how neural signals throughout the visual system inform specific capabilities, and about how the...
November 3, 2020
A recording of this colloquium can be viewed here.
Title: Mechanisms of Threat Control in Humans
Faculty Host: Anna Schapiro
URL for more information: https://psychology.fas.harvard.edu/people/elizabeth-phelps-0
Animal models of associative threat learning provide a basis for understanding human fears and anxiety. Building on research from animal models, I will explore a range of means...
October 13, 2020
Congratulations to the newly elected Society for the Neurobiology of Language Board of Directors
Sharon Thompson-Schill, Chair-Elect
Ingrid Johnsrude, Treasurer-Elect (University of Western Ontario)
Patrick Wong, Secretary-Elect (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Michele T. Diaz, Program Committee Chair-Elect (Penn State University)
The newly elected Board Members will assume their office at the close of the SNL 2020 Annual Meeting.
October 9, 2020
Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2020 Editors' picks celebrating women in science feature's Nicole Rust and Vahid Mehrpour's "Understanding Image Memorability". Nicole Rust and Vahid Mehrpour explore the behavioral characteristics and neural correlates of image memorability.
September 4, 2020
Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Fellow status is typically awarded for one’s scientific contributions, but may also be awarded for exceptional contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.
April 9, 2020
Bob Rescorla, a member of Penn’s Psychology faculty from 1981 to 2009, passed away on March 24. He was widely regarded as the heir to Ivan Pavlov, and one of modern psychology’s preeminent experimental methodologists. Rescorla’s work on learning processes, most famously in the Rescorla-Wagner model, is still an important reference point after almost fifty years. To his colleagues and former students, he is remembered as one of our most inspirational classroom teachers, and a generous and wise advisor and leader. He is missed by all of us who were fortunate to know him. For more information...