News

Leah Somerville selected for Robert L. Fantz Memorial Award

December, 2017

Leah Somerville has been selected for the American Psychological Association Robert L. Fantz Award. This award is given annually to support careers of promising young investigators conducting scientific research on perceptual-cognitive development and development of selective attention.

Check out our ANDL Fall 2017 Newsletter!

October, 2017

Get updates on our past research, as well as information on exciting new studies that you or your children can participate in :)

ANDL at Flux 2017

September, 2017

Much of the lab traveled to Portland, OR to present our work at the Flux Congress Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting. Altogether, we presented eight posters and two talks! 

Dr. Juliet Davidow was awarded the Best Poster prize in the postdoctoral fellow category. Congratualtions, Juliet!!

We're hiring a joint postdoctoral position with MGH!

September, 2017

A postdoctoral fellow is recruited for two NIH funded projects focusing on developing Freesurfer- compatible brain image analysis tools for children. One project aims to extend the tools for brain imaging data for children between 2-6 years of age. The second project aims to extend the tools for longitudinal analysis of developmental data from older children and adolescents as part of the Human Connectome Project in Development. Code development will focus on pair- and group- wise registration tools, segmentation methods and surface-based image analysis algorithms.

NO UNDERGRADUATE POSITIONS AVAILABLE FALL '17

August, 2017

Due to the number of returning undergraduate students, the lab does not have any open positions for Undergraduate Research Assistants for the Fall 2017 semester. This means we will not be granting permission for any new students to enroll in PSY2160r.

KATHERINE POWERS BEGINS POSITION AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

July, 2017

ANDL postdoc Katie Powers will be joining the Department of Psychology at Harvard University as the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies. This position is a perfect fit for Katie's dedication to undergraduate education, and we are happy she will stay close by the lab. Congratulations, Katie!

BARBARA BRAAMS PUBLISHES BOOK

July, 2017

ANDL Postdoc Barbara Braams has published a Dutch book, "Het Riskante Brein" ("The Risky Brain"). In "Het Riskante Brein", she explains what we have learned in recent years about the relationship between risk behavior and brain development, and how we can apply this knowledge. Congratulations, Barbara!

BARBARA BRAAMS RECEIVES MAJOR RESEARCH GRANT

July, 2017

ANDL postdoc Barbara Braams has been awarded the very competitive Veni grant from the Dutch government. This is a major research grant that will allow her to launch her independent research career in 2018, studying the relationship between laboratory and real-world risk taking. Congratulations, Barbara!

Leah Somerville receives CNS Young Investigator Award

December, 2016

Leah Somerville, lab director, has received the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Young Investigator Award. She will receive the award at the 2017 CNS meeting in San Francisco.

ANDL work featured in the New York Times

December, 2016

The New York Times published an article about our recent Neuron paper entitled, "Searching for signatures of brain maturity: What we searching for?".

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