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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.

2022 FABBS Early Career Award Winners

FABBS is pleased to announce our 2022 Early Career Impact Award winners. This award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Member societies are invited to submit nominations on a rotating basis and the awardees will be featured in profile pieces throughout the year.

Association for Behavior Analysis International

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A Look Inside the Visual System: Advancements in How the Brain Processes Perception 

May 12, 2022

Though the visual world is a constant stream of information, we perceive the world not as an overwhelming flood of light, but as discrete events, with clear settings and distinct objects. For example, the scene in front of you: a room, a monitor or mobile phone, and this text. How does the brain assimilate this visual input? How can we use this information in the next frontier of research? 

Dr. Radoslaw Cichy is a Research Group Leader at the Free University of Berlin and

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CUR Highlights Undergrad Voices on Capitol Hill

May 12, 2022

Posters on the Hill graphic from CUR.org

FABBS congratulates the undergraduate students and their mentors in the behavioral and brain sciences featured in the Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill 2022 that took place virtually on April 26-27. The annual event celebrates the impressive work of the accepted students across disciplines and supports the messages of the importance of undergraduate research at the federal level.

CUR is an organization of

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Webinar Showcases Initial Findings from NIH-funded SBE Health Impacts of COVID-19

May 12, 2022

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it abundantly clear that highly effective vaccines and therapeutics alone have been insufficient to control the pandemic. To best prevent the spread, health leaders at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) quickly recognized the urgent need to apply evidence from the behavioral and social sciences to increase vaccine acceptance and uptake, adoption of effective behavioral mitigation strategies such as face mask wearing and physical

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