Scientific paper by RuCCS Research Programmer Jason Geller accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Published: Friday, 09 April 2021 09:24
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
Published: Wednesday, 07 April 2021 14:30
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
Published: Monday, 29 March 2021 08:32
The Sixth Julesz Lecture is taking place on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. It is being hosted by Dr. Brain 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.
Read more: RuCCS/LVR Sixth Julesz Lecture on Brain Research hosted by Dr. Brian Rogers
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"
Published: Tuesday, 02 March 2021 14:59
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.
RuCCS welcomes new Research Programmer Dr. Jason Geller
Published: Tuesday, 02 March 2021 14:04
Dr. Jason Geller started as the new Research Programmer at RuCCS last July. Geller came to
RuCCS with a lot of experience and skills including a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Iowa State University. He spent the last three years in two postdoc positions—one at the University of Alabama-Birmingham working with Dan Mirman and one at the University of Iowa working with Inyong Choi and Bob McMurray.
Geller's main research interests are in psycholinguistics (visual and spoken word recognition),
learning and memory, and metascience/metaresearch issues. Last November, Geller was an invited speaker at a conference, Advancing Methods in Pupillometry, hosted by Johnathan Peele at
WashU where he spoke about his R package, "gazeR," which provides a standardized preprocessing pipeline to analyze gaze data from the visual world paradigm and pupil data from pupillometry studies.
Recently, Geller teamed up with Princeton colleagues to host a weekly version of the ReproducibiliTEA
Journal Club where they discuss diverse issues, papers, and ideas about improving science,
reproducibility, and the Open Science movement.
Since beginning his position, Geller has been a tremendous help to many at RuCCS. If you need
help programming or troubleshooting your experiment, need a statistical consultation, or need help
a specific need, you can fill out the research request form here.