Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Dirks and O’Neill Receive Their Doctorate

Two APC Lab doctoral students, Coral Dirks and Erin O'Neill graduated.

Coral Dirks graduated with the defense of her thesis, “Using binaural beat sensitivity to describe mechanisms that may enhance binaural interactions in single-sided-deafness cochlear-implant patients.”  Coral is currently a research audiologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; employed as a contractor through the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

In June, Erin O’Neill graduated with the defense of her thesis, “Understanding factors contributing to variability in outcomes of cochlear-implant users.”  Erin is now a postdoctoral associate in CATSS working under Dr. Peggy Nelson. In her new position, Erin is researching ways to make clinical testing of hearing aid devices more realistic to improve device fitting and outcomes in patients. She is also coordinating the NRT graduate training group of graduate students interested in translational sensory science research and across-discipline collaborations.

Mann’s Book, Secrets from the Eating Lab, Quoted in UVAToday

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Traci Mann
, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota’s book, Secrets from the Eating Lab, was mentioned in an article by University of Virginia Today titled “Q&A: Why People are ‘Stress Eating’ During the Pandemic, and How to Stop.” 

Federico Quoted in City Pages

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What explains the 36-year hot streak of Red Wing's Presidential Cookie Poll?Christopher Federico, PhD, professor in the Departments of Political Science and Psychology at the University of Minnesota, provides insight to this question in a City Pages article. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Guest Receives 2-year NIH Award

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Daniel Guest, doctoral student in the Auditory Perception and Cognition Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, receives a 2-year NIH F31 award to study the processing of complex sounds at high frequencies.  

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Furman Quoted in BBC Worklife

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The research of Celina Furman, graduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, is mentioned in a recent BBC Worklife article titled “The ‘Batman Effect’: How having an alter ego empowers you”