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!
Law school event is viewable onlineOctober, 2015
Leah Somerville participated in a panel discussion entitled "From Troubled Teens to Tsarnaev: Promises and Perils of Adolescent Neuroscience and Law” at Harvard Law School.
Graduate student recognized for conference presentationOctober, 2015
Erik Nook, PhD student in the lab, earned an Honorable Mention for the Smadar Levin Award for his poster presentation at the 2015 Society for Research in psychpathology Conference. Congratulations, Erik!
SOMERVILLE RECEIVES NARSAD YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDSeptember, 2015
Leah Somerville has been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Foundation. This project will leverage the MGH Human Connectome Project Lifespan Feasibility Study to assess relationships between neurodevelopmental trajectories and emergent symptoms of depression and anxiety during adolescence.
WELCOME NEW LAB MEMBERS!September, 2015
ANDL welcomes new researchers Gina Falcone, Lia Kaynor, Maggie Schell, and Joan Zhang!
Somerville speaking to Chief JusticesJuly, 2015
Leah Somerville will be speaking about adolescent brain development at the 2015 National Conference of Chief Justices and State Court Administrators in Omaha, Nebraska. The symposium, entitled Adolescent Brain Development: Youth Status and Juvenile Justice, is intended to teach state court justices and officials about the ways in which the adolescent brain differs from the adult brain. Her co-presenter (and colleague in the Center for Law, Brain, & Behavior) The Honorable Jay Blitzman will discuss the implications of neurodevelopment for juvenile justice policy and practices.