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Additional Congratulations to...

Julien Musolino: Cognitive Scientist and Rutgers Professor in the Department of Psychology, Julien Musolino, received the Chancellor's Award for Impacts in Teaching earlier this year!






Mary Rigdon: Handbook of Experimental Game Theory worked on by RuCCS Associate Teaching Professor Mary Rigdon is available for purchase now!






Mariapaola D'Imperio: RuCCS EC member and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Mariapaola D'Imperio, obtains an EFL International Chair position to give a lecture series in Paris!






Elizabeth Torres: NJ Governor's Council for the Medical Research and Treatments of Autism awards grant to RuCCS Affiliate Elizabeth Torres' NJACE! 






Ryan Rhodes: RuCCS Teaching Postdoc Ryan Rhodes publishes paper "Informative use of “not” is N400‐blind" in Psychophysiology. Read the paper here!







New RuCCS-ARL Cooperative Agreement led by Psychology Professor and RuCCS EC member Jacob Feldman receives $250K grant

RuCCS has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the Army Research Lab to conduct joint research on “The Interpretation of Moving Shapes.” The Cooperative Agreement is funded by the Development and Engineering Command of the U.S. Army Research and has granted Rutgers $250,000. The agreement is led by PI Jacob Feldman, Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers.






Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and RuCCS EC member Steve Stich's Geography of Philosophy Project has been extended and additionally funded through December 2022

The John Templeton Foundation has extended the Geography of Philosophy Project through December 2022 as it was initially intended to end in May of 2021. Along with the extension is the additional funding of nearly $547K to continue project efforts during the pandemic.

"The Project PIs—Clark Barrett, Edouard Machery, and Steve Stich [of Rutgers University]—and the international Team Leaders are enormously grateful to the John Templeton Foundation President, Heather Templeton Dill, and to the Foundation’s dedicated staff for their ongoing support of research inspired by Sir John Templeton’s conviction that all intellectual traditions would be enriched by deep exploration of fundamental philosophical concepts in cultures around the world."



RuCCS Executive Director Sara Pixley wins Rutgers COVID-19 research grant for project "Artificial Intelligence, Pandemics, and Mental Health"


Sara Pixley, Executive Director at RuCCS, is one of the recipients of the grants as the Co-Principal Investigator for "Artificial Intelligence, Pandemics, and Mental Health." The project was granted a social
science research award by Rutgers University Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. The center encouraged biomedical and social science researchers at Rutgers to research COVID-19 and its impacts in September for eligibility in the grant opportunity. A total of 35 projects were selected from an application pool of 150. The projects aim to create new knowledge leading to effective virus treatment, improved mental health, and pandemic relief. This work is completed in collaboration with PI Vivek Singh (School of Communication & Infomration and RuCCS Affiliate) & Co-PI Vince Silenzio (School of Public

More information regarding the grants and other winning projects can be found here.






Thomas Papathomas, Professor and Director of the RuCCS Laboratory of Vision Research, is invited as a founding member to join the Editorial Board of The Journal of Illusion


The Journal of Illusion launched in October under Editor-in-Chief Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan
University in Kyoto, Japan and is open for submissions. Papathomas is a Senior Editor for the journal alongside ten other professors.

Along with this, Professor Papathomas plans to continue collaborative research project across two sites (Rutgers, Rochester) with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care's Dr. Steven Silverstein on the correlation between performance in depth-inversion illusions and illness severity in schizophrenia patients.
He has also recruited graduate research assistant Christen Crosta and two undergraduate students to continue the research project.