In Memoriam: Jerry Fodor (1935-2017)
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Jerry Fodor. The world’s leading philosopher of mind, Jerry was at the forefront of the cognitive revolution, and a founder of the Rutgers Cognitive Science Center (RuCCS). RuCCS will have an event in Spring 18, and an event in Fall 18 in honor of his memory.
Papathomas, Silverstein and Farkas Team Awarded Grants by TechAdvance and NJHF
We congratulate the research team of Thomas Papathomas, Steve Silverstein and Attila Farkas, who have been awarded two grants to develop and test a patent-pending portable device as a diagnostic and evaluating tool for schizophrenia (SZ). The grants are funded by TechAdvance and the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF). They will support the final stages of developing a stand-alone application for a smartphone that will enable testing of SZ patients in their own environment, as well as experiments to test inpatients upon hospital admission.
Two Cognitive Science Certificate Students Awarded Fellowships by RDI2
We are thrilled to announce that two of our cognitive certificate students received the Fellowship for Excellence in Computation and Data Science from RDI2
- Malihe Alikhani (Computer Science, mentor: Matthew Stone)
- Ji Hye Ryu (Psychology, mentor: Elizabeth Torres).
"Many Animals Can Count, Some Better Than You"
Work by our very own Dr. Rochel Gelman, Dr. C. Randy Gallistel, and former student Dr. Jennifer Jacobs Danan was included in a report on animal counting published in the the New York Times on Feb 5, 2018.
"Human scent is on par with animals, Rutgers professor reports"
Dr. McGann's research was featured on first page of the Daily Targum on Feb 1, 2018.
In his lab, Dr. McGann works with rodents in an attempt to understand the biological systems behind the sense of smell and how the brain differentiates and adapts to different odors, he said. His study centers around the olfactory bulb, an organ located in the front of the brain, that plays a major role in an animal's ability to smell.