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FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

FABBS News

March 29, 2019

Nora Newcombe wins
Howard Crosby Warren Medal

FABBS President, Nora Newcombe, Temple University, has been
awarded the Howard Crosby
Warren Medal. The Society of Experiment Psychology (SEP) issues the award
in recognition of outstanding achievement in Experimental Psychology in the
United States and Canada. Dr. Newcombe was recognized “for her
distinguished research contributions on fundamental aspects of cognition and
development, with emphasis on spatial cognition and the

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Making sense from dots of light

March 29, 2019

For Julie Golomb, it all
started with a college course in visual perception.  “I realized that all of these things I take
for granted about how I perceive the world are actually really hard challenges
for the brain to solve.”

How do we recognize our
coffee mug?  How do we pick out a
friend’s face in the crowd?  Or know that
the round, white and black thing flying at us is, in fact, a soccer ball?

This constant bombardment of
rich and usually moving

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Tracking Legislation in Our Sciences

March 29, 2019

In order to advance sciences of mind, brain and behavior, in addition to the federal funding for our sciences, FABBS tracks legislation with potential impact – positive and negative – on the scientific process. Below are some examples of legislation that FABBS is currently monitoring, taking a position on, or trying to influence. Also included are several important federal agencies and acts due for reauthorization expected to be introduced this session. If you are aware of

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Budget Update

March 29, 2019

The budget process is in full swing on Capitol Hill. Earlier this week, House Appropriations subcommittees held numerous hearings with federal agency leadership including the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education. The tone of the two hearings could not have been more different. Dr. France Cordova was warmly received when she provided testimony to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations subcommittee. Committee members from both sides of the aisle

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