Babies as biologists
Click to read "On Learning Animal-ness" - an article in a recent issue of National Geographic about the recent PNAS paper titled "Young infants have biological expectations about animals" by Peipei Setoh, Di Wu, Renée Baillargeon and our own Rochel Gelman.
"A Great Day for Philosophy" by Ernie Lepore
On May 30th, 2013, The New York Times published the article "A Great Day for Philosophers" by RuCCS Co-Director Ernie Lepore.
"Along with the words to be offered here is an interesting artifact— a photograph of an assembly of some of the most important and influential philosophers of the latter half of the 20th century on one fine day in April in 1984 in front of the Hyatt Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, N.J...."
Rutgers-UMDNJ Researchers Test Potentially Lifesaving Tool for Detecting Schizophrenia
People with schizophrenia see through visual illusions that trick most people
By Carl Blesch (The Rutgers Focus)
Diagnosing schizophrenia can be difficult as its symptoms often resemble those of other diseases and conditions, including bipolar illness and severe depression or several neurological disorders.
Mental health professionals currently rely on a series of psychological and life-history evaluations ...
Sydney Levine has been selected to receive NDSEG Fellowship
Congratulations! Sydney Levine, a graduate student of Cognitive Development Lab, has been selected to receive a 2013 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). NDSEG selections are made by the Air Force Research Laboratory/Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFRL/AFOSR), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program Office (HPCMO). The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) administers the NDSEG Fellowship.
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.