DSN Lab director Eva Telzer’s research on the development of children’s brain responses to opposite-sex faces is featured on Cognitive Neuroscience Society News and the University of Illinois News Bureau.
University of Illinois News Bureau: “Amygdala encodes ‘cooties’ and ‘crushes’ in the developing brain”
CNS News: “How the Developing Brain Moves from Cooties to Crushes”
Dr. Eva Telzer receives a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to examine neural sensitivity to social threat and the development of depression in at-risk girls. Dr. Telzer will receive training from Dr. Karen Rudolph in the administration of semi-structured clinical interviews.
DSN Lab director, Dr. Eva Telzer, receives a Young Scholars Grant from the Jacobs Foundation to examine how early child-father relationship quality is association with neural processing of emotions as youth enter adolescence. This longitudinal project is in collaboration with Dr. Nancy McElwain.
Our newest paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS) by Eva Telzer and colleagues has been featured in a number of scientific press and news outlets, including The Atlantic, The American Scholar, University of Illinois News Bureau, NSF News from the Field, U.S. News, and WCIA Local News.
WCIA Local News: “New Ways to Stop Teen Depression”
U.S. News: “Altruism May Help Shield Teens From Depression”
NSF News from the Field: “Altruistic Adolescents Less Likely to Become Depressed”
University of Illinois News Bureau: “Altruistic Adolescents Less Likely to Become Depressed”
The American Scholar: “Get Happy: It’s Not a Universal Pursuit”
The Atlantic: “Meaningful Activities Protect the Brain From Depression”
Joao Guassi Moreira receives a grant from Experiment.com to study mental health during the college transition. Congratulations, Joao!
Xin Yuen receives an American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Junior Scientist Fellowship. Congratulations, Xin!
APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship
Science News covers Eva Telzer’s research about how early exposure to racial diversity shapes the developing brain.
Read more: “Racial Homogeneity in Early Childhood May Affect Brain”
Michelle Miernicki receives a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support her studies at the University of Illinois. Congratulations, Michelle!
NSF GRF Program site
Eva Telzer’s work on the development of race perceptions is discussed on Cognitive Neuroscience Society.
Read more: “Our Young Brains on Race: How Racial Perceptions Develop”
Eva Telzer’s work on amygdala sensitivity and race perceptions during adolescence was discussed in The Atlantic.
Read more: “New Evidence That Racism Isn’t ‘Natural'”