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APS Past President Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger, III, once convinced a graduate student to don a gorilla suit to get a leading scientist’s attention. APS Past President Susan T. Fiske nudged a student to explore such intimidating subjects as magnet physics and electrophysiology. These unusual guiding gestures have earned Fiske and Roediger, along with APS Fellows Richard N. Aslin and Yaacov Trope, the 2016 APS Mentor Award. ... More>
Joseph E. LeDoux equates emotional experience — particularly fear — with soup. Like the medley of ingredients we add to broth, fear encompasses a mix of brain arousal, body feedback, attention, and memory. In his APS William James Fellow Award Address, LeDoux argues for a new, increasingly multidimensional way of studying fear. ... More>
As a college student, APS Past President Michael Gazzaniga wrote a letter to neuropsychologist Roger Sperry asking about summer job possibilities. That small step not only landed Gazzaniga a fellowship in Sperry's lab but also seeded his groundbreaking research on the split-brain effect. In his APS William James Fellow Award Address, he advises young scientists to "just write the letter" when they want to jumpstart a career in science. ... More>
See some of the highlighted events from the 2015 APS Annual Convention and mark your calendars for next year's meeting. ... More>
APS Past President Michael S. Gazzaniga has been named a 2015 William James Fellow Award recipient for lifetime contributions to basic psychological science for his innovative experiments with split-brain patients, […]... More>