September 2016

Lab member and graduate student Kruti Vekaria has written an article for Brain Blogger about the relationship between patterns of neural connectivity and the tendency to procrastinate. As she describes, a recent brain imaging study of procrastinators found that, “neural functional connectivity was actually able to add significant additional predictive power on top of what self-control could predict by itself. This suggests that there is … Continue reading September 2016

June 2016

Congratulations to Emily Robertson, our wonderful laboratory manager for the last two years, as she moves on to the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Louisiana State University, where she will be working with the amazing Paul Frick. The only problem is how sad we are to say good-bye. Thank you for all you have done for LSAN, Emily! We will miss you. But we know we are in good … Continue reading June 2016

April 2016

I was pleased to be among a fantastic slate of presenters, including Alison Gopnik, Amy Cuddy, Tania Lombrozo, June Gruber, Mary Ann Mason, and others, at the “Misconceptions of Mind,” (MoMiCon) conference, which was aimed at dispelling myths like, “Babies are racist” and, “Human nature is selfish,” and modeling how conferences can accommodate the needs of academic mothers of young children. The conference was recently covered in NPR. You can see me discussing … Continue reading April 2016