Central to FABBS mission is to promote the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior, and to communicate the importance of its research to the public – this includes encouraging and recognizing the work of young scientists. The FABBS Research Excellence Awards program honors undergraduate and graduate students within our affiliate member departments and divisions who have conducted research of superior scientific quality with broad societal impact. Awardees research reflect potential impact with clear relevance of the research for policy decisions (e.g. implications of the research for social and policy issues, and/or efforts to communicate the science to non-academic constituencies).
The FABBS selection committee carefully reviewed our largest pool of applications to date. We are pleased to announce our Research Excellence Awardees for 2020-2021 and congratulate them on their achievements.
- Analia Marzoratti, The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
“Increased exposure to environmental risk factors alters neural oscillatory activity during language learning in children.“
- Jiani Li, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Psychology
“Neural synchrony as a signature for similar emotional experience”
- Megan Maxwell, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
“Evidence that neighborhood threat and brain volume mediate the relationship between neighborhood poverty and children’s psychopathology”
- Katherine Lopez, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
“Cognitive, personality, and neural signatures of impulsivity in childhood suicide: An Adolescent, Brain, and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study“
- Colleen Frank, University of Michigan, Department of Psychology
“The role of working memory for emotion in affective forecasting”
- Martin De Vita, Syracuse University, Department of Psychology
“The effects of cannabidiol and analgesic expectancies on experimental pain reactivity in healthy adults: A balanced placebo design trial”
- Celine Cammarata, Cornell University, Department of Human Development
“The role of acetylcholine in flexible cognition across age and species”
FABBS is honored to feature and promote the promising work of these young scientists. We eagerly anticipate their ongoing contributions to their fields.
The call for nominations for the 2021-2022 awards will be sent out in the fall. Students from FABBS affiliate members are eligible for nomination. Learn how to become an affiliate member.
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