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Podcast episode with Mara Mather

In this episode of “Lessons in Lifespan Health,” Mara Mather discusses her work in examining how emotion impacts our attention and memory, and how studying a small brain region called the locus coeruleus can shed light on how our brains change as we age.  Her

Kelly Durbin wins APA Dissertation Award

Congratulations to clinical science doctoral student, Kelly Durbin, for winning the 2019 American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award!  This award is sponsored by the APA Science Directorate and assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs.

Being hungry makes everything seem more emotional

We asked participants to fast before coming in to our lab to complete an experiment in which they viewed pictures of household and food items each paired with a positive, negative or neutral sound. When they arrived to our lab, we randomly assigned half of

Sara Gallant receives travel award to present at Psychonomics

Sara Gallant received ‘The Psychonomic Society and Women in Cognitive Science Travel and Networking Award for Junior Scientists’ to attend Psychonomics and present her poster reporting on the influence of arousal on suppression of distraction in younger and older adults. Older adults were more likely to