Congratulations to Savannah Cookson! She successfully defended her dissertation on October 6, 2016. The title of her dissertation was ‘Investigating the Sub-Regional Organization of Prefrontal Cortex’. Her dissertation was committeed by Drs. David Badre, Dobromir Rahnev, Paul Verhaeghen, and Mark Wheeler, and chaired by Dr. Schumacher. She will graduate in December and then start a post-doc position at University of California, Berkeley with Dr. Mark D’Esposito
Dr. Matt Bezdek recently gave an invited talk at the Interacting Minds Centre Bootcamp at Aarhus University in Denmark. His talk was entitled “The engaged brain: Neuroimaging methods to measure the mind at the movies.” You can see the talk abstract, as well as information about the other sessions from the Bootcamp, at the event webpage.
Congratulations to Derek, who successfully defended his Masters Thesis! The defense took place on January 14th, 2016. Derek’s thesis is titled “The Compass of Control: Congruency Sequence Effects, Boundaries, and Task Sets”, and is committeed by Drs. Eliot Hazeltine and Dan Spieler and chaired by Dr. Schumacher. Excellent work!
Congratulations to Christine, who passed her preliminary examinations and earned her candidacy! The exam took place the week of January 4th, and Christine was officially granted candidacy on January 13th. Stellar work!
Congratulations to Savannah, who successfully proposed her dissertation work! The proposal talk took place on November 6th, 2015. Savannah’s dissertation will be on “Investigating the Sub-Regional Organization of Prefrontal Cortex”, and is committeed by Drs. David Badre, Dobromir Rahnev, Paul Verhaeghen, and Mark Wheeler, and chaired by Dr. Schumacher. Excellent work!
Check out this video interview with our post-doc, Matt Bezdek, talking to CNN about his study on narratives and attentional narrowing.
Check out our Journal Articles page to see our newest article by Bezdek and colleagues, published in Neuroscience: “Neural evidence that suspense narrows attentional focus”.
InsideScience.org has published an article about the Narrative Transportation study! Check it out here.