Congrats to Dr. Laura Morett for being awarded two research grants to support her research on gesture processing in the NERD Lab!
Two of our students were recognized for their work in the 2018 UA ESPRMC Graduate Research Symposium:
Brian Rivera, second year PhD student in the Ed Psych / Ed Neuro program & the ELDEN Lab, won the Outstanding Paper Presentation Award, for his paper, titled "ERP Mass Univariate Analysis of Fraction Magnitude Comparison."
Nan Mu, second year PhD student in the Ed Psych / Ed Neuro program & the ECS Lab, received an Honorable Mention for her poster presentation, titled "Examining Neural Activation During Music Perception and Imagination Using EEG Signals."
Congrats to Brian and Nan!
Hyemin Han received a University of Alabama Level 1 RGC grant, titled "Why Do Some Stories of Moral Exemplars Increase Prosocial Behavior? —Neuroimaging Study." Here is the abstract for his study:
The proposed research project aims to study when and why people are motivated to emulate moral saints, heroes, and other exemplars by conducting neuroimaging experiments. The proposed research project will examine how different types of moral stories, attainable-relevant versus unattainable-irrelevant stories, differently influence motivational processes associated with moral and prosocial behavior among participants at the behavioral and neural levels. By comparing behavioral and neural influences between different types of moral stories, I intend to consider which type of moral stories can effectively promote prosocial motivation.
Congrats to Dr. Han for this great accomplishment!
Firat Soylu's research on numerical cognition was featured in a UA News article: https://www.ua.edu/news/2018/03/this-many/
The story was also picked up by several other news websites:
Dr. Han will be attending a meeting for moral exemplarity and character virtue development organized by the John Templeton Foundation
The John Templeton Foundation invited Dr. Han to a meeting for moral exemplarity and character virtue development as a commentator. Dr. Han will be attending the meeting between January 21st-22nd 2018 in Marina Del Rey, CA. He will discuss how to utilize the stories of moral exemplars in moral education to promote students' moral motivation effectively.
The Beacon Project at Wake Forest University
Exemplarist Moral Theory by Linda Zagzebski
The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice by William Damon and Anne Colby