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Cognitive Science

September 17, 2019

Imagine blending economics, psychology, and neuroscience to pioneer new ways to think about human behavior. Behavioral economist Colin Camerer does just that and was honored as the recipient of the 12th annual Distinguished Cognitive Scientist award on Monday. Bestowed by UC Merced’s...
Six faculty members have been named this year’s Hellman Fellows — two from each of UC Merced’s schools. The 2019-20 winners are: • Professor Anna E. Beaudin, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, School of Natural...
A new effort is underway to lay the groundwork for the next major development at UC Merced — a fourth school, this one with the Gallo family name on it. The planning initiative is a faculty-led effort to create a new, transdisciplinary school...
Cognitive science Professor Teenie Matlock, the McClatchy Chair in Communications , has been appointed interim vice provost for the faculty at UC Merced. This is her first high-level administrative position, but hardly her first leadership role. As...
According to a recent Forbes magazine article, tech companies throughout the U.S. have discovered something universities have known since they began: Liberal arts thinking makes employees stronger. Students who choose the new philosophy major at UC...
A new Pew Research survey shows that one-third of Americans have trust in a higher power or spiritual force, whether they call it “god” or not, and two new studies show that people who think they have that force in their corner feel empowered...
Twitter's Trier-Lynn Bryant speaks to first-generation students about what makes them unique in today's workplace.
Starting and navigating the career-planning process can be daunting for any college student, but especially for those who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. UC Merced’s Office of Leadership, Service and Career and...
Jazz musicians riffing with each other, humans talking to each other and pods of killer whales all have interactive conversations that are remarkably similar to each other, new research reveals. Cognitive science researchers at UC Merced have developed...
Dyslexia is a neurobiological condition that about 5 percent to 7 percent of people struggle with, yet it remains under-diagnosed and under-treated. The UC Merced Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development and the grassroots organization...
The monks take tea with Professor Noelle and continue discussing concepts in neuroscience.
Two UC Merced cognitive scientists spent part of their summer in India this year, teaching neuroscience to a group of exiled Tibetan Buddhist monks. Professors Ramesh Balasubramaniam and David Noelle each made their second trips to southern India, where...

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