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Buckholtz and Cikara Selected as APS Rising Stars

December 23, 2015
     Professors Joshua Buckholtz and Mina Cikara were selected as Rising Stars for 2015 for the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
     The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.
     Buckholtz studies brain circuits involved in legal decision making and the mechanisms underlying...
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Yaoda Xu Article in Nature Neuroscience

Yaoda Xu Article in Nature Neuroscience

December 1, 2015
Recent studies have provided conflicting accounts regarding where in the human brain visual short-term memory (VSTM) content is stored, with strong univariate fMRI responses being reported in superior intraparietal sulcus (IPS), but robust multivariate decoding being reported in occipital cortex. Given the continuous influx of information in everyday vision, VSTM storage under distraction is often required. We found that neither distractor presence nor predictability during the memory delay affected behavioral performance. Similarly, superior IPS exhibited consistent decoding of VSTM...
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Pinpointing Punishment:  Joshua Buckholtz Featured in Harvard Gazette

Pinpointing Punishment: Joshua Buckholtz Featured in Harvard Gazette

October 29, 2015

Harvard Assistant Professor of Psychology Joshua Buckholtz explains how a brain region called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex coordinates third-party punishment decisions of the type made by judges and juries. The findings were released in a paper co-authored by Buckholtz and René Marois of Vanderbilt University.

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