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UA Researchers Develop New Way to Look Deep Inside the Brain

Researchers at the University of Arizona may be on the cusp of a breakthrough when it comes to examining the deepest parts of the brain. Their new technology, similar to an ultrasound, has the potential to measure electrical activity deep inside the brain. They have dubbed the project, Acoustoelectric Brain Imaging, or ABI. Stephen Cowen, assistant professor of psychology, believes ABI has much to offer the world of psychological research as well in the areas of diagnosis and treatment.

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09/16/2016 - 09:25

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UA Partners on Study to Improve Cognition in Older Adults

Cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, but as the world’s population of older adults grows, researchers are looking at ways to prevent it. The University of Arizona, the University of Florida and the University of Miami have been awarded a five-year, $5.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study whether a combination of computer-based cognitive training exercises and direct electrical stimulation to the brain can help improve cognitive functioning in older adults. Dr.

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09/19/2016 - 08:11

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Other Diversity Research

Chen, A. & Lai, V. T. (2011). Comb or Coat: the Role of Intonation in Online Reference Resolution in a Second Language. In: Zonneveld, W., Quené, H., Heeren, W. (Eds.), Sound and Sounds, Utrecht: UiL OTS, pp. 57-68.

Stone, J., Chalabaev, A., & Harrison, C. K. (2011). Stereotype threat in sports. In M Inzlicht & T. Schmader (Eds) Stereotype Threat: Theory, Process, and Application (pp. 217-230). Oxford University Press.

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Disabilities/Cognitive Deficits

Grilli, M.D., & Glisky, E.L. (2010). Self-Imagination enhances recognition memory in memory-impaired individuals with neurological damage. Neuropsychology, 24 (6), 698 -710.

Grilli, M.D., & Glisky, E.L. (2011). The self-imagination effect: benefits of a self-referential encoding strategy on cued recall in memory-impaired individuals with neurological damage. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 929-933.

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Religion Research

Greenberg, J. (2012). Terror management theory: From genesis to revelations. P.R. Shaver & M. Mikulincer (Eds.). The Social Psychology of Meaning, Mortality, and Choice. (pp.17-36). Washington, D.C.: APA.

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Socioeconomic Status Research

Ruiz, J. M., Steffen, P., & Prather, C. C. (2012). Socioeconomic status and health. In A. Baum, T. A. Revenson, and J. E. Singer (Eds.), Handbook of Health Psychology. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ.

Kay, A.C., & Sullivan, D. (2013). Cultural unity and diversity in compensatory control processes. In M. Gelfand, C. Chiu, & Y. Hong (Eds.), Advances in Cultural Psychology: Vol. 3 (pp. 181-226). New York: Oxford University Press.

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Race/Ethnicity Research

Bean, M. G., & Stone, J. (2011).  Another view from the ground:  How laws like SB1070 and HB2281 erode the intergroup fabric of our community.  Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-2415.2011.01267.x

Stone, J., & Moskowitz, G. B.  (2011). Nonconscious racial bias in medical decision-making:  What can be done to reduce it?  Medical Education, 45, 768-776.

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