Second Julesz Lecture on Brain Research
We are happy to announce the Second Julesz Lecture on Brain Research by Prof. Richard Andersen from Caltech. The topic of Prof. Andersen's lecture is "Parietal Lobe in Action - Recent advances in brain research" and will take place on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 7pm in the UMDNJ-RWJMS Main Auditorium in Piscataway, NJ.
Professor Eileen Kowler: Inaugural winner of the Vision Sciences Society Davida Teller Award
Professor Eileen Kowler
Inaugural winner of the Vision Sciences Society Davida Teller Award!
This award is to be given to an outstanding woman visual scientist with a strong history of mentoring.
It will be presented to her at the 2013 Vision Sciences Society (VSS) meeting in Naples, Florida on Monday, May 13th, at 1:00pm.
Video Spotlight on Stephen Stich - Human Nature and Human Diversity
(originally posted on the Rutgers YouTube Channel on Jan 15, 2013)
In an era of globalization everybody talks about diversity, but how much do you actually know about human nature and human diversity?
Alan Leslie (2012/13) President-Elect of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology
RuCCS Co-Director, Alan Leslie, is the new (2012/13) President-Elect of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. In other news, Alan will give the cognitive keynote address at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, March 1-4, 2013, New York, NY., where he will talk about, "Theory of Mind: The developing story of belief-desire reasoning".
Movement patterns may distinguish autism subgroups
Dr. Elizabeth Torres' work on autism was featured on the SFARI (Simon Foundation Autism Research Institute) website in an article titled "Movement patterns may distinguish autism subgroups" by Sarah DeWeerdt 10/19/2012.
Analysis of the movement patterns of people with autism suggests a new approach to classifying the disorder, as well as opportunities for individualized treatment, according to research presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.