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Graduate student Carolina Flores wins SWIP-NYC Essay Prize for paper on epistemic styles
Congratulations to graduate student Carolina Flores who won the Society for Women in Philosophy - New York City (SWIP-NYC) essay prize for her submission! The SWIP-NYC essay prize competition takes place annually and is open to graduate students in all areas of philosophy who are women or who have ever been identified as women. Winners of the competition are invited to present their papers in New York City in the second half of the spring semester. Flores is the 2021 competition's co-winner for her paper on epistemic styles titled, "Changing Minds with Style," alongside Eliana Peck of the City University of New York.
Scientific paper by RuCCS Research Programmer Jason Geller accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
In the paper titled "Is This Going to Be on The Test? Test Expectancy Moderates the Disfluency
Effect with Sans Forgetica," Dr. Jason Geller and colleague Dr. Daniel Peterson of Skidmore College examine whether the popular eccentric typeface called "Sans Forgetica" can truly enhance memory.
In recent years Sans Forgetica was largely believed by the media to help you remember more information—with little to no scientific backing. As a scientist, Geller decided to conduct the studies needed to assess these claims. The experiment was able to conclude that the unique typeface can enhance memory, but only under certain conditions. Read more about it in the paper here!
Rutgers Dr. Julien Musolino Invited to Speak at the 2021 Vatican Conference
Rutgers' Associate Professor and RuCCS Executive Councilmember Dr. Julien Musolino is one of the invited speakers for the Fifth International Vatican Conference taking place from May 6 to May 8, 2021.
The discussion of this year's conference is "Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul Unite to Prevent & Unite to Cure". Along with Dr. Musolino, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Deepak Chopra, Chelsea Clinton, Ray Dalio, and lots of other professionals are also invited speakers at the conference. For further information about the
conference, check here.
RuCCS/LVR Sixth Julesz Lecture on Brain Research hosted by Dr. Brian Rogers
The Sixth Julesz Lecture is taking place on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. It is being hosted by Dr. Brian Rogers and will be taking place via Zoom. In order to get access to the lecture, please pre-register
with the link provided below. For previous years' Julesz Lectures on Brain Research, check here.
RuCCS Executive Council Member Elizabeth Torres makes cover of the Journal of Personalized Medicine with paper "Digitized ADOS: Social Interactions beyond the Limits of the Naked Eye"
Dr. Elizabeth Torres, RuCCS Affiliate and Associate Professor of Psychology, made the cover of the
Journal of Personalized Medicine (shown right) for her paper "Digitized ADOS: Social Interactions
beyond the Limits of the Naked Eye" owing to high public interest and spike in downloads. The paper discusses artificial intelligence and machine learning related work and wearables that when combined
with clinical criteria offer much more to families than current and traditional autism diagnoses alone.
Access the paper on the MDPI site here.