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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The ability to extract important information from a busy environment has long been thought to be a hallmark of human intelligence, but new UI research suggests that pigeons, and likely other creatures too, are also able to make quick decisions about which objects belong in certain groups.
University of Iowa student Erin Church discusses the undergraduate research opportunities she's had working with associate professor Teresa Treat in the UI Department of Psychology.