ANDL to conduct Human Connectome Project in DevelopmentAugust, 2016
The ANDL lab will be one of the research sites that will conduct the Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development. This study is focused on the development of brain connectivity in a large number of participants (N~1200) aged 5-21, including a longitudinal sub-study focused on pubertal development and brain connectivity. The PIs of this project are from Washington University (David van Essen, Deanna Barch), University of Minnesota (Kathleen Thomas, Essa Yacoub), UCLA (Susan Bookheimer, Mirella Dapretto), and Oxford University (Stephen Smith). The Harvard Gazette wrote an article about the project, see below!
ANDL RECEIVES COLLABORATIVE GRANT WITH MCB LABMay, 2016
Leah Somerville is co-PI on a collaborative grant that has been awarded by the Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative at Harvard University. This grant will support collaborative research with Dr. Takao Hensch (Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology) and Dr. Carolyn Johnson (postdoctoral fellow in the Hensch Lab). Carolyn will be the primary researcher on this project which investigates the effects of early life stress on frontal cortical function and emotional behavior using rodent models. Congratulations, Carolyn!
Leah Somerville wins Mentoring AwardApril, 2016
Leah Somerville has been selected as a recipient of the annual Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award. This award is presented by the Harvard University Graduate Student Council.
Maheen Shermohammed awarded NSF FellowshipMarch, 2016
Maheen Shermohammed, PhD student, is a 2016 recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations, Maheen!
Alex Rodman awarded dissertation fellowshipMarch, 2016
Alex Rodman, PhD student, was selected as a 2016 recipient of the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship from the American Psychological Association. Congratulations, Alex!
ERIK NOOK WINS POSTER AWARD AT SASMarch, 2016
Erik Nook, PhD student, received a Poster Award at the 2016 Society for Affective Science meeting for his poster entitled, "A linguistic signature of psychological distancing in emotion regulation". Congratulations, Erik!
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT ANDLMarch, 2016
The Affective Neuroscience & Development Laboratory at Harvard University (Lab Director: Leah Somerville) is hiring 1-2 paid Summer Interns to conduct research in the summer of 2016. Click to expand the advertisement below for more information!
ANDL featured in local high school newsDecember, 2015
Students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School (Cambridge, MA) visited ANDL and had some fun in the mock scanner. Check out their article!
ANDL research featured on PBS specialOctober, 2015
Our 2013 Psychological Science paper is featured (and amusingly re-enacted) on Episode 2 of the 4-part miniseries "The Brain with David Eagleman" on PBS. A video preview of our segment is available at the link below!