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Northeastern neuroscientist joins Dalai Lama to explore spirituality and science

Stress and fear have far-reaching effects that start in the brain and permeate an individual’s life in lasting ways. Together with the Dalai Lama and other experts, Northeastern neuroscientist Rebecca Shansky is confronting trauma head-on in an effort to help communities in Africa heal from conflict.
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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 […]
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Professor lives out rock star fantasy

John Coley, a psychology professor who moonlights as a bassist in a blues-rock band, reflects on the adrenaline rush of playing for a live audience. “After the show you feel so revved up,” he says. “You go home and you can’t fall asleep for hours.”