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Displaying items by tag: department of psychology faculty news

April 10, 2015

Meeting of the Minds

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, came to UAB at the beginning of a three-day visit to Birmingham in October 2014 to learn about neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to change, grow, and repair itself.
For several years, Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., director of UAB’s Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory, has been using a detailed driving simulator to study how participants respond to distraction.
Surprising breakthroughs from decades of basic science were featured at the recent, all-day 2015 Bevill Neuroscience Symposium — “Brain-Machine Interfaces” at UAB, which drew 200 attendees.
Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues are the first to combine three different measures of the brain to distinguish people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from matched, typically developing peers.
Professors from nine disciplines were awarded the second annual Teaching Innovation and Development Awards to support new approaches to instruction and learning.
University of Alabama at Birmingham psychology professor Robert Sorge, Ph.D., recently published findings in Nature Methodsthat indicate the smell of male researchers causes a stress response that suppresses pain in mice and rats, while women have no effect on the test subjects.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is launching a research project that will provide therapy to wounded veterans and active-duty personnel at no cost through a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Chronic pain and fatigue syndromes that plague individuals are difficult to diagnose and treat. These conditions, which go by names such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, may affect more than 200,000 individuals in Alabama.
While Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children and teenagers, it also presents challenges for parents concerned with safety. Halloween can be safe and fun for all involved.
UAB scientists like Jarred Younger, probing the full capability of the brain, are interested in teaching it new ways of interacting with the human body.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have taken an in-depth look at patterns in pediatric sports-related injuries in anew study published in the Journal of Athletic Training.
Take a video tour of the Biobehavioral Pain Research Lab at UAB with director Burel Goodin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychology.
Pedestrian injuries are a leading cause of death in children in the United States and around the world, and a pedestrian simulator developed by University of Alabama at Birmingham psychology professor David Schwebel is helping area children learn how to cross the street in a safe environment.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have published a study showing that sleep-deprived adolescents are in greater danger crossing the street than their better-rested peers.
Fun in the summer often means kids spending time in the water, whether at a pool, the beach, a lake or river. A pediatric safety expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) stresses proper training and supervision to avoid drowning and other injuries.
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