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  • Psychology

  • Events 

    November 11 - 13, 2014

    Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal through Early Childhood
    Fifth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speaker:Thomas R. Insel (National Institute of Mental Health)
    Speakers: Tracy L. Bale (University of Pennsylvania), Jay Belsky (University of California, Davis), Maureen Black (University of Maryland), Pia Britto (UNICEF), Serena Counsell (King's College London), Martha Farah (University of Pennsylvania), Edward Frongillo (University of South Carolina), Michael Georgieff (University of Minnesota), Takao Hensch (Harvard University), Sharon Lynn Kagan (Columbia University), Patricia Kuhl (Washington University), Ed Lein (Allen Institute for Brain Science), Betsy Lozoff (University of Michigan), Linda Mayes (Yale School of Medicine), Andrew N. Meltzoff (Washington University), Charles A. Nelson (Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital), Joseph Piven (UNC School of Medicine, CIDD), Dana Suskind (University of Chicago), Nim Tottenham (UCLA)

    Discover the latest cognitive neuroscience research on infant and early childhood development; social, family, and nutritional factors that cause lasting changes to the brain; and intervention, education, and policy to help at-risk children.

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

    Baby Talk: Closing the Achievement Gap, Word by Word

    Moderator: Michael H. Levine (Executive Director, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop)
    Panelists: Patricia K. Kuhl (Co-Director, Institute for Learning and Behavioral Sciences (ILABS), University of Washington; Co-author, "The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind."), Patti Miller (Director, Too Small to Fail Initiative for the Clinton Foundation), Dana Suskind (Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Chicago and Founder and Director, Thirty Million Words Initiative)

    By the time they are 3, children from low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than their high-income peers. Join us for a public panel discussion on early childhood development and strategies to boost school readiness for all children.

  • Past Events

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science

    Speakers: Samuel Bowser (New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase (The Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton, Linda Gormezano (American Museum of Natural History)

    Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. Learn from intrepid explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in punishing conditions, and what happens when things go wrong.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Consumer Behavior and Food Science Innovations for Optimal Nutrition

    Keynote Speaker: Joanne Guthrie (United States Department of Agriculture)
    Speakers: Bruce Cogill (Bioversity International), Fred Brouns (Maastricht University), Howard Moskowitz (iNovum LLC), James O. Hill (University of Colorado), Jodi Kahn (FreshDirect), Juan M. Gonzalez (Mead Johnson), Kees de Graaf (Wageningen University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Richard D. Mattes (Purdue University), Rick Weiss (Viocare, Inc.), Sanjiv Avashia (Tate and Lyle), Serena C. Lo (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

    This conference will explore how consumer behavior can be analyzed and utilized to advance healthy and sustainable nutrition

    Monday, March 10, 2014 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    The Psychology Section Presents Barack Obama as a Global Leader

    Speakers: Uwe P. Gielen (IICCP, St. Francis College), Dinesh Sharma (SUNY-Binghamton, IICCP, St. Francis College)

    The authors examine Obama's efforts in light of the social psychological literature on leadership and review how the American president is perceived and judged by the public around the world.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Confronting Mortality: Faith and Meaning across Cultures

    Featuring: Allan Kellehear, Jeffrey J. Kripal, and Lani Leary
    Moderator: Steve Paulson

    How do we cope with the inevitability of our mortality? Experts in psychology, philosophy and sociology come together to share a multicultural perspective on death, dying, and what lies beyond.

  • Publications 

    Annals

    Addiction Reviews

    Edited by George R. Uhl (National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland)

    The sixth installment of this annual series explores molecular and translational/therapeutic aspects of addiction.

    Volume 1327

    Annals

    Flow of Time

    Edited by Dean Rickles and Maria Kon (University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

    This Annals volume explores the nature of time's passage from a variety of perspectives, including from mathematics and physics to linguistics and cognitive science.

    Volume 1326

    eBriefing

    Consumer Behavior and Food Science Innovations for Optimal Nutrition

    Keynote Speaker: Joanne Guthrie (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    This eBriefing looks at how research on consumer behavior can be applied to advance healthy and sustainable nutrition.

    Annals

    The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by Alan Kingstone (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and Michael B. Miller (University of California, Santa Barbara, California)

    Scholarly review articles at the forefront of cognitive neuruoscience

  • Podcasts

    Podcast
    September 10, 2010

    What Makes Us Wise?

    Can we all be wise old owls? Science journalist Stephen Hall and neuroscientist Andre Fenton dissect what we call wisdom, from the neurons in our brain, to the social constructs behind it.

    Download (22 MB, 00:42:32)
    Podcast
    August 27, 2010

    Better Brains

    Neuroscientist Richard Restak thinks with the right mental exercises, our brains can be much better. Today he teams with writer Susan Orlean to talk about our brainy potential.

    Download (35 MB, 00:54:21)
    Podcast
    August 13, 2010

    How Prosperity Evolves

    With our economy a shambles and our environment threatened, is there any reason to be optimistic about the future? Matt Ridley says there's scientific proof to say we should be.

    Download (33 MB, 00:51:28)
    Podcast
    July 2, 2010

    What's that Smell?

    Biologist Stewart Firestein and world-renowned perfumer Christophe Laudamiel team up to tackle the science of smell.

    Download (32 MB, 00:49:12)
  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.

    Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.