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Northeastern Translational Vision Lab’s to collaborate with Boston Museum of Science

Dylan Rose, a graduate student in Psychology Professor Peter Bex's lab, is studying eye movement biometrics, connecting eye movement behavior and visual attention to both ophthalmological and neurobiological problems. Bex's Translational Vison Lab will be teaming up with the Museum of Science's Living Laboratory, a research program at the museum that brings visitors and scientists together to learn about science while conducting research.

Northeastern Psychology Professor to meet with the Dalai Lama to share her research

Northeastern Psychology Professor Rebecca Shansky will head to Gaborone, Botswana this August to partake in the Dialogue with the Dalai Lama, hosted by the Mind and Life Institute. She will share her research on the brain's response to stress and trauma on stage with other neuroscientists, activists, and scholars.

Undergraduates attend APS Convention

Several undergraduate student members of Prof. Coley’s CORE lab and graduate student Jessica Leffers recently attended the Association for Psychological Science’s 29th Annual Conference. Check out this article about their experience featured on the College of Science website here.

Psychology student spends co-op working in pediatrics

Psychology student Keeyon Olia has spent his co-op working at Roslindale Pediatrics assisting physicians in various tasks and having the opportunities to observe development of newborns in their first months of life. Learn more about his experience here.

Prof. Derek Isaacowitz named editor-in-chief of psychological sciences journal

Congratulations to Prof. Derek Isaacowitz for being named the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) next psychological sciences editor-in-chief of the Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Prof. Isaacowitz says about his new role as editor: “This is such an exciting time for the psychological study of aging and gerontology, with new […]

Profs. Lisa Feldman Barrett and Derek Isaacowitz receive NIH grant

Congratulations to Profs. Lisa Feldman Barrett and Derek Isaacowitz who recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for their project, “Affect regulation and beta amyloid: Maturational factors in aging and age-related pathology.” The goal of the project is to assess how affect regulation strategies are protective of cognitive and affective functioning in […]
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Prof. Chuck Hillman featured in the New York Times

Recently, Prof. Chuck Hillman was featured in the New York Times in an article titled, “Losing fat, gaining brain power, on the playground.” The article discusses Prof. Hillman’s research that found that physical activity in children on the playground improves their brain health and thinking. To read the full article, click here.

Prof. Iris Berent receives grant from the National Science Foundation

Congratulations to Prof. Iris Berent who recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project, “Collaborative research: role of the motor system in phonological and phonetic processing.” The project is in collaboration with Alvaro Pascual Leone and Albert Galaburd at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and  explores the role of embodiment and abstraction […]

Prof. Lisa Feldman Barrett featured in NPR

Recently, Prof. Lisa Feldman Barrett was featured in an article in NPR entitled, “The Making of Emotions, From Pleasurable Fear to Bittersweet Relief.” The article features highlights from an interview with Shots, Health News from NPR, in which she discusses a new theory of emotions from her new book, “How Emotions Are Made: the Secret […]

Psychology Department Graduation Ceremony 2017

On May 4, 2017, a special department ceremony and reception was held for graduating Psychology majors (January, May or August 2017 completion) and their families. All Psychology graduates were recognized and congratulated and special awards were given. The following awards were given to some of our most outstanding students: ◆Co-op Excellence Award: Kyle Forgeron ◆Faculty Scholar […]