Coming up November 21, 2013, 4:00 in Room 271-B Franklin Building. Come see the new temporary location while Straub Hall in being renovated, enjoy refreshments, and find out what is coming up for the Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences. We look forward to seeing everyone.
Friday, November 1 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Willamette Hall, 110 1371 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR
The afternoon symposium will feature guest speaker Dr. Sara Lazar of the Harvard Medical School, who has pioneered studies about the effects of meditation on brain structure and function. In addition to Dr. Lazar’s address, both graduate students and faculty from the University of Oregon will give presentations, including graduate students Lisa May and Robin Hertz, clinical psychology professor Heidemarie Laurent, and noted cognitive neuroscientist Michael Posner.
A reception following the symposium will provide time for further discussion among the speakers and attendees. All who are interested in the scientific underpinnings of meditation and mindfulness are welcome to attend the symposium.
Due to the renovation of Straub Hall the Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences has moved to a new location. The main office is now located at 1715 Franklin Blvd., Eugene, OR.
ICDS awarded several research grants to faculty during the spring of 2011. These include: Trevor Setvin and Mary Hetrick (“The Study of How Groups Cope with Adversity”; $1,000); Melissa Liebert (Dissertation research as part of the Shuar Health and Life History Project; $3,000); Tara Cepon (Dissertation research as part of the Shuar Health and Life History Project; $3,000); and Ezra Markowitz (Dissertation research; $3000)
ICDS awarded several research grants to faculty during the spring of 2011. These include: Misha Myagkov and Yalchin Abdullaev (“Neural Basis of Risk Attitudes in Collective Action vs. Social Welfare: Economic Rationality or Heuristics and Biases”; $5,000); Larry Sugiyama, Michelle Scalise Sugiyama, and Josh Snodgrass (“Pathways of Cultural Transmission”; $5,000); Josh Snodgrass (“Biomarker Lab Development”; $20,000); Frances White, Azim Shariff, Michelle Scalise Sugiyama, and Josh Snodgrass (“Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Education Focus in Integrated Evolutionary Studies”; $5,000); Stephen Dueppen (“Long-Term Processes and Short-Term Events during the Iron Age: Constructing a New Temporal Sequence at Kirikongo, Burkina Faso”; $5,000)
For the past several months we have been working to rebuild the ICDS website. It is now live thanks to the help of CAS IT website designer Irina Kuzmina. If you have any questions or comments about the site, contact Josh Snodgrass.