News from FABBS

Q&A with Dr. Philip Rubin, Incoming FABBS President

January 13, 2022 

Philip Rubin, PhD

What inspired you to become President of the FABBS board?

My experience with FABBS goes back over twenty years. I first became aware of the organization in 2000, when I took a leave from my position as a senior scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, CT, where I was doing psychological research and computational modeling related to the biological bases of speech and other cognitive activities, to serve as the Director of the

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Q&A with Dr. Roxane Silver, Outgoing FABBS President

December 16, 2021

As 2021 ends, FABBS celebrates the leadership of Dr. Roxane Cohen Silver (University of California, Irvine) as President of FABBS for the past two years. We have invited Dr. Silver to reflect on her time in the role.

Roxane Cohen Silver, PhD

What was the most rewarding accomplishment while leading FABBS?

Serving as President of FABBS for the past two years has been one of the most valuable service activities in which I have been engaged over the course of my

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Q&A: BRAIN Initiative Director Dr. John Ngai

October 20, 2021

FABBS spoke to Dr. John Ngai about the NIH BRAIN Initiative and how cognitive and behavioral scientists fit into his vision for the program and which contributions he sees as having the most potential.

“Because cognitive and behavioral scientists work at so many intersections—brain, human cognition, language, social behavior, and culture—the perspectives and questions they bring to the work of neuroscientists, physicists, statisticians, computer scientists,

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Q&A: Dr. Barbara A. Spellman Comments on Why You Should Join AAAS

Barbara A. Spellman (Photo: courtesy of the University of Virginia Law School)

Dr. Barbara Spellman currently serves as the Secretary of the Psychology Section of AAAS. After obtaining her law degree from New York University in 1982 and practicing tax law, Dr.  Spellman earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a psychology professor, she focused her research on memory and higher-order cognition. In 2008, having shifted her attention

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