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Researcher Unravels the Mystery of Human Perception: Insights from Visual Metacognition Research

Key Findings There is a counterintuitive relationship between perceptual noise and confidence for perceptual judgments, such that the more noise can sometimes lead to greater confidence. Specific areas of the prefrontal cortex located on a posterior-to-anterior axis are implicated in…

Researcher Examines the Risks and Consequences of Mild Concussions in Veterans and Athletes

Key Findings Pre-injury psychosocial factors affect recovery following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in athletes and veterans. Better cognitive functioning before a concussion has been associated with less severe symptoms following a concussion. The APOE e4 allele that is associated…

Computer Models Shed Light on Human Decision-Making

Every day, we take in information and use that knowledge to make decisions, ranging from quick choices to thoughtful deliberations, with consequences for health, outcomes of elections, and many other areas of our lives. Dr. Sudeep Bhatia, an Associate Professor …

Researcher Investigates How Our Snap Judgments Affect Society

Key Findings Humans make rapid and unconscious judgements about a person’s trustworthiness and personality in the blink of an eye. Stereotypes about human faces have major consequences for elections, employment, and legal proceedings. Trainings that counteract stereotypes can quickly and…

2023 IDEA Awards: The Senior Scholar Lifetime Achievement Dr. James M. Jones

2023 Senior Scholar Lifetime Achievement Awardee James M. Jones, PhD University of Delaware Dr. James M. Jones is the Trustees’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Africana Studies and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Diversity at the University of Delaware. He has served as the Chair of the University of Delaware Program in Black American Studies as well as served and taught at both Howard University and Harvard University. James received his B.A. from Oberlin College (1963), an M.A. from Temple University (1967), before going on to receive his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University (1970).

2023 IDEA Awards: The Kellina Craig-Henderson IDEA Early to Mid-Career Awardee, Dr. Jacqueline M. Chen

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2023 Kellina Craig-Henderson Early to Mid-Career Awardee

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