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Faculty Positions Available
A Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in The Cognitive Foundations of Learning is available at the Johns Hopkins University. Ideal candidates will have a developmental psychology approach with empirical research on attention, memory, and cognitive control that interfaces with educational research and practice. Apply here.
Tenure-track or tenured faculty position open in Human Cognitive Neuroscience/Cognitive Psychology. Junior and more senior candidates with interests and expertise in human perception, memory, and/or cognition (broadly construed) using one or more experimental methods are encouraged to apply online.
A Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Computational Neuroscience, with a focus on human, large-scale brain organization and function, is available at the Johns Hopkins University. Read More. Apply Here.
Now Accepting PhD Applications
Apply by December 15, 2014 for Fall 2015 Admission into the PhD program! Explore our faculty, labs, and areas of research and find answers to common application questions!
Congratulations to 2nd year graduate student Ela Warnecke, recipient of the 1st Place Best Student Paper Award in Animal Bioacoustics at the Fall 2014 Indianapolis meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, for her paper “Foraging among acoustic clutter and competition: Vocal behavior of paired big brown bats.”
Still deciding what courses to take in the Spring? Want to know more about the rigor/content/enjoyment factor of an undergraduate course before registering? Well, just ask your peers over some refreshments! Come chat with other students to hear their thoughts and tips for success in Psych & Brain Sciences courses! Check out ISIS to read up on the spring courses you might want to take next semester, and then get the inside scoop from other undergrads who have taken these courses at the Spring 2015 'Crash Course in Psych Courses' on Wed, 11/5. This is a faculty-free zone to share your feedback and ask any questions you might have! Connect & learn more on Facebook!
Applying to a graduate program in clinical psychology? You can't miss Dr. Papadakis' upcoming advising seminar, Clinical Psychology Graduate School Applications: Personal Statements, CVs, and More, on Thursday, 10/23 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in Krieger 110! Learn more about how to select schools, write a strong personal statement, ask for letters of recommendation, and put together a CV. Come with questions! While this seminar is aimed at seniors who are applying this year, students who are considering applying in future years are also welcome. RSVP on Facebook
"Courting a female is more than just motivation," says Beau Alward, Psychological & Brain Sciences PhD student…when it comes to canaries, that is. According to the recent findings by department researchers Dr. Greg Ball & Alward published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, male canaries not only sang more, but better, with broad brain exposure to testosterone. The male canaries exposed to targeted testosterone also sang more, but their songs weren't as appealing to the females. Their paper, "Differential effects of global versus local testosterone on singing behavior and its underlying neural substrate," suggests that "testosterone needs to act in different areas of the brain to regulate the specific components of this complex social phenomenon." Alward adds, "it appears that, like in so many other species, testosterone in the POM can regulate an animal's motivation, in this case, the motivation to sing. There is the quality of the song that is required to successfully attract a mate and then the process of attending to the female, or singing to her, when she is there which requires the coordination of multiple brain regions." These results may have implications for humans, particularly as it relates to the impact of steroid use on sexual behavior. For more on this research, read the full paper or tune in to the podcast!
Congratulations to our graduate and undergraduate annual departmental award recipients!
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