Hawkeye Lunch and Learn event set for April 28 in Des Moines
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.04.16 | 08:56 am
Bob McMurray (psychology, linguistics, and communication sciences and disorders) will present "From the pristine lab to the noisy classroom, and back again: How the cognitive science of learning can impact teaching, and how the classroom can impact cognitive science" at the next Hawkeye Lunch and Learn event in Des Moines.
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2014.11.19 | 04:42 pm
Psychology's Cathleen Moore has been elected 2016 chair of the Psychonomic Society’s governing board. She will begin as chair-elect in 2015 and assume her role as chair the next year.
UI grad student earns prestigious award to study memory consolidation
By: John Riehl | 2014.09.18 | 10:42 am
UI doctoral student Mary Huff has come a long ways since growing up in Greenfield, Iowa. The Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program scholar is the recipient of a prestigious award which allows her to conduct cutting-edge research that will help treat people with serious memory-related disorders.
University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors
By: Sara Agnew | 2014.09.10 | 03:20 pm
A University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. Even when a behavior is no longer in a teenager’s best interest to continue, they will because the effect of the reward is still there and lasts much longer in adolescents than in adults.
Professor is only the second faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to ever receive this award
By: Nic Arp | 2014.06.23 | 10:34 am
Mark Blumberg, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, has been honored with a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, becoming only the second faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to ever receive this honor.
By: Amy Mattson | 2014.06.17 | 04:03 pm
A new UI study reports a potential link between stress hormones and short-term memory loss in older adults. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveals that having high levels of cortisol—a natural hormone in our body whose levels surge when we are stressed—can lead to memory lapses as we age.