Published: Sept. 18, 2013

CU Psychology and Neuroscience professor John Hewitt (Behavioral Genetics) was interviewed for an NPR segment because of some research published in Psychological Science. This research, authored by former Hewitt PhD student Angela Brant (now doing a postdoc at Penn State) and several other CU Psychology and Neuroscience faculty, showed that some high-IQ kids may have an extended sensitive period of learning during adolescence. Read or listen to the NPR segment, or check out the Psychological Science article.

CU Psychology and Neuroscience professor Randy O’Reilly (Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience) and postdoctoral studentTreton Kriete were in the popular press for an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research describes a biologically plausible symbol-manipulation mechanism in the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia regions of the human brain. Read the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine article, and/or read the PNAS abstract (with a link to the full article).

CU Psychology and Neuroscience professor Tor Wager (Cognitive) was interviewed by the CU alumni magazine the Coloradanabout his research on the neurological correlates of physical and emotional pain. Clinical Psychology professor Sona Dimidjian is quoted in the article as well. Read the Coloradan Magazine article.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience announced that the Board of Regents has approved its proposal for a BA degree in Neuroscience, and is moving forward to rapidly implement this degree program. Read the CU press release about the Regents’ vote.

CU Psychology and Neuroscience graduate student Laura Michaelson (Cognitive, mentored by Yuko Munakata) and graduate student Alejandro de la Vega (Cognitive, mentored by mentored by Marie Banich) were in the popular press for a recent publication examining the concept of delayed gratification. Cognitive faculty member Yuko Munakata and former graduate student Chris Chatham were also authors on the study. Read the CU press release about the research, or read the abstract of the article.