Archive for the ‘Developmental Science’ Category

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

Kayla Finch Receives National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Kayla Finch, a doctoral graduate student working in the Center for Autism Research Excellence, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship for her project, “See that I’m saying: Investigating the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying audiovisual speech integration in preschoolers.”

The project investigates individual variation in preschoolers’ ability to integrate audiovisual cues using a McGurk paradigm, relating their ability to integrate to auditory event-related potential components and to attention to the visual cue (the speaker’s mouth). The main hypothesis is that children who attend less to the mouth and have weaker ERPs will have poorer pre-reading skills.