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In Memoriam: Jerry Fodor (1935-2017)

jerry fodor portraitIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Jerry Fodor.  The world’s leading philosopher of mind, Jerry was at the forefront of the cognitive revolution, and a founder of the Rutgers Cognitive Science Center (RuCCS).  RuCCS had an event in Spring 18 in honor of his memory. 

Click here for more info about the event, obituaries and remembrances of Jerry.


Dr. Michael Lewis Receives a Lifetime Distinguished Contribution Award

michael lewis new2The International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS), at their 21st Biennial Congress on June 30, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, awarded Dr. Michael Lewis a Lifetime Distinguished Contribution Award for the Study of Infant Development.




RuCCS Post-Doc Dr. Attila Farkas was awarded the Mistletoe Research Fellowship

processed attila farkas2The Mistletoe Research Fellowship provides research grants and opportunities to collaborate with startups. This fellowship provides 10k to be used towards any research activity. He also becomes a part of the Mistletoe Startup collaboration which provides professional training through workshops and networking, as well as participation in a year-long applied industry project. Please do join us in congratulating him, and his mentor Dr. Thomas Papathomas!



Cell Phone or Laptop Use During Class Can Significantly Lower Exam Scores

Put your cellphone down! Research coming from the lab of Arnold Glass (Psychology) is getting cited in the media. In his study, students in classes with cellphones and laptops allowed scored significantly lower on exams. You can read more about this work in a recent ABC News report.

Incoming Grad Student, Richa Rai, Awarded an Excellence Fellowship

RUCCS Graduate ProgramIncoming graduate student in Psychology, Richa Rai, was awarded an Excellence Fellowship by the Dean’s office. This is a competitive fellowship, offered to a limited number of students who demonstrate outstanding qualifications. She will be working with Elizabeth Torres (Psychology).