Archive for the ‘Developmental Science’ Category

Prof. Jean Berko Gleason Receives Roger Brown Award

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

PBS Prof. Emerita Jean Berko Gleason received the Roger Brown Award at the 14th International Congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language in Lyon, France. The Department congratulates her on this honor!

PBS Prof. Emerita Jean Berko Gleason receives the Roger Brown Award at the 14th International Congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language in Lyon, France. Presented by Brian MacWhinney. Background image is a Wug. In order to perform Prof. Berko Gleason’s famous 'Wug Test’ one requires two of them!

PBS Prof. Emerita Jean Berko Gleason receives the Roger Brown Award at the 14th International Congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language in Lyon, France. Presented by Brian MacWhinney. Background image is a Wug. In order to perform Prof. Berko Gleason’s famous ‘Wug Test’ one requires two of them!

Child Cognition Lab & “How the Piloses Evolved Skinny Noses” Making News!

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

PBS Professor Deborah Kelemen and the Child Cognition Lab recently published How the Piloses Evolved Skinny Noses, a book designed to teach young children about evolution. The book has since received positive attention. Professor Kelemen recently participated in a panel discussion (26 minutes in) with Professor Richard Dawkin’s on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week, the UK’s largest cultural/arts radio magazine program. Professor Kelemen was also featured on BBC World Service Newshour (46 minutes in).

We congratulate Professor Kelemen and her lab on their excellent work!

Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg Participates in Reddit AMA!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg recently took part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. The extensive Q&A covered a wide range of topics, from how our understanding of autism spectrum disorders has evolved over Dr. Tager-Flusberg’s 40-year career, to how the field may change in the years to come.

Professor Emerita Jean Berko Gleason to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Washington & Jefferson College

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that Professor Emerita Jean Berko Gleason will receive an honorary Doctor of Science from Washington & Jefferson University for her breakthrough research on child language acquisition. These findings, among many in Dr. Gleason’s long and fruitful career, have had a tremendous impact on the fields of psycholinguistics, human development, and others.

Dr. Gleason will be honored alongside civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis, Imam Khalid Latif of the Islamic Center at New York University, and Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist for NASA. The Department heartily congratulates Dr. Gleason on this honor.

Growing Up Science Talk Series, April 20

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, Center for Autism Research Excellence, Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5:30-6:30
64 Cummington Mall, Room 159

Spring 2016 Colloquia Schedules

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Spring 2016 colloquia schedules for the Clinical program, Developmental Science program, Center for Systems Neuroscience, and Center for Memory and Brain are now available

Graduate Student Telli Davoodi Awarded Research Fellowship

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Congratulations to Psychological & Brain Sciences PhD student in Developmental Science, Telli Davoodi, for winning a Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship to support research and travel in Turkey

Peter Blake Published in Nature

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Today’s issue of Nature features a research article by lead author Peter Blake entitled, “The ontogeny of fairness in seven societies“. Nature has also published a news article discussing the publication’s findings.

Congratulations to Peter and his collaborators!

Welcoming New Faculty

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Join me in welcoming Joe McGuire as Assistant Professor to the Department. Joe arrived in Boston in July and is busy setting up his new lab at 677 Beacon Street, and will be teaching Human Brain Mapping this Fall.

Join me also in welcoming Dr. Erika Wells as full time Lecturer. Dr. Wells’ appointment begins September 1st and her office is located at 64 Cummington Mall.

Welcome, Joe and Erika!

– David Somers, Department Chair

Fall 2015 Colloquia Schedules

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Fall 2015 colloquia schedules for the Brain, Behavior and Cognition program, Clinical program, Developmental Science program, Center for Systems Neuroscience, and Center for Memory and Brain are now available