12/4/2013 2:57 pm — Congratulations to Gordon Logan and Kristy Snyder for their recently published study results (automatic typing). A description of the research will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, which recently posted it online. see more info at http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/12/automatic-typing/
11/15/2013 10:35 am — Congratulations to Bethany Rittle-Johnson, who was asked to be part of the National Governor's Association Expert Roundtable for Strengthening Early Mathematics Education! She will travel to Washington, D.C. later this month to engage in this important discussion with leaders in math education across the country.
10/3/2013 8:34 am — Congratulations to Rachel who has been selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Vanderbilt Graduate Leadership Academy (GLA) ! This group will be meeting every month with various leaders of the university including the Chancellor.
10/2/2013 1:22 pm — Congratulations to Alexander Maier and Michele Cox for their forthcoming PNAS paper on illusory figures. More information can be found at http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/09/illusions/
9/30/2013 9:10 am — Wonderful news. Jon Kaas is the winner of the 2014 George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience awarded by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. The prize is awarded annually to a neuroscientist who has conducted cutting-edge research that has revolutionized the field.
4/25/2013 11:02 am — Three awards were presented to graduate students in the Department of Psychology during the Psychology Day celebration on Tuesday April 23rd, 2013. First, congratulations to Braden Purcell winner of the Pat Burns Memorial Graduate Student Research Award for outstanding achievement in research. Second, congratulations to Doug Godwin winner of the William T. Hodges Teaching Assistant Award which recognizes outstanding work as a teaching assistant in the Department of Psychology. Congratulations to Kacie Dougherty as winner of the Lisa B. Quesenberry Foundation Award; an award given to a female graduate student studying the field of psychology. Also congratulations to Michael Geoghegan as winner of the Jum C. Nunnally Research Award which recognizes the student with the most outstanding undergraduate honors project.
2/21/2013 9:01 am — Great news: Alex Maier has been selected as a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. This is a highly prestigious and competitive award, with winners selected from a pool of very talented young scientists. Congratulations Alex!!!
12/10/2012 10:01 am — Isabel Gauthier has been elected as a Fellow of of the Society for Experimental Psychologists. This is the oldest and most prestigious honorary society in Psychology, with only a handful of Fellows elected every year. This is a richly deserved honor for Isabel. Along with Randolph Blake, Jon Kaas, and Gordon Logan, our department now has 4 members in this Society.
12/6/2012 1:58 pm — Division 3 of APA recently announced young investigator awards given for outstanding articles by young investigators in the Journal of Experimental Psychology (JEP) journals. Daryl Fougnie, a former graduate student in our department who is now a post-doc at Harvard, was one of the two winners of the award for JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition for an article he published with Rene Marois, who was his adviser in graduate school. Fougnie, D., & Marois, R. (2011). What limits working memory capacity? Evidence for modality-specific sources to the simultaneous storage of visual and auditory arrays. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 1329-1341. Congratulations to both Daryl and Rene!!!!!