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 as a way to diagnose patients. But a three-dimensional illusion that tricks most people into seeing close objects in the distance and background objects up close may represent a breakthrough in detecting the illness.
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.
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.