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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Listen Up: Auditory Scientists Catch Students’ Attention

When we think of our most memorable learning experiences, we’re more likely to recall a special field trip or charismatic speaker than a citation in a research paper. Besides offering a change of pace, these experiences help new concepts take hold.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Psychology Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University’s Roberta Klatzky has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, along with CMU’s Granger Morgan, joining the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic leaders. MORE
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Psychology Alumna Receives Highly Competitive NSF Fellowship

Maya Schumer (DC ’16) has been accepted to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) highly competitive Graduate Research Fellow Program. Schumer, who graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in psychology, was one of 2,000 to receive the award from a pool of over 13,000 applicants. MORE
Monday, March 20, 2017

Adult Subcortex Processes Numbers With Same Skill as Infants

Despite major brain differences, many species from spiders to humans can recognize and differentiate relative quantities. Adult primates, however, are the only ones with a sophisticated cortical brain system, meaning that the others rely on a subcortex or its evolutionary equivalent. MORE
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