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RuCCS Students Launch the First Undergraduate Cognitive Science Journal in the World

LAUNCH AND CALL FOR PAPERS: We are excited to announce the launch of the "Mental Note" journal, the only one of its kind – an Academic Journal dedicated to Cognitive Science, aimed at publishing undergraduate research.

We are looking for college-level research papers and theoretical works and commentaries pertaining to the Cognitive Sciences.

For more info, please visit the journal website -

Elizabeth Torres secures patent for "Methods for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders"

We are excited to inform you that Dr. Elizabeth Torres has secured the patent for her work on "Methods for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders" from the US Patent Office. 

RuCCS Executive Director Sara Pixley Awarded SAS Staff Excellence Award

The first annual Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Awards for Distinguished Service recipients were honored by Peter March, Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and JoAnne Williams, Vice Dean of Administration, for their distinguished record in service excellence and dedication to the School of Arts and Sciences and our students and constituents at a reception at Winants Hall on February 22.

RuCCS' own Sara Pixley was one of the twelve staff members who received the prestigious award. Click here to read the whole story.

Research Co-Authored by Dr. Silverstein has found that heavy smoking can damage vision

Recent study conducted by researchers from the Perception, Neuroscience and Behavior Laboratory in Brazil with Dr. Steve Silverstein as consultant, have discovered that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision. 

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Celebrating the Legacy of Jerry Fodor, a Pioneering Rutgers Philosopher

Written by John Chadwick | SAS Senior Writer

Jerry Fodor launched a golden age at philosophy department

Three world-renowned scholars from Harvard and Tufts universities came together earlier this month to honor the Rutgers University philosopher who inspired, challenged, and confounded them: Jerry Fodor.

Fodor, who died in 2017, was a pioneering scholar in the field of cognitive science. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later at Rutgers—where he ushered in a golden age in the university’s philosophy department—Fodor helped develop the theories that view the human mind as an information processing system with modules for functions such as language, music, or math.

Click here to read the entire story on the SAS website.


For obituaries, remembrances and other publications following Jerry Fodor's passing, click here.