Friday, November 19, 2021

Federico on NPR on Rittenhouse Case

NPR quotes Christopher Federico, PhD, professor of political science and psychology at the University of Minnesota, on how common information-processing biases can impact how individual jurors assess the same evidence differently. 

Wu in Three-Minute Thesis: Pandemic, Visual Impairment, and Social Isolation

Walter Wu and Thesis Poster
Congratulations to Walter Wu for winning the CLA three-minute thesis competition! Wu is a graduate student in the Cognitive and Brain Science (CAB) area advised by Dr. Gordon Legge in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. The three-minute thesis is a research communication competition for graduate students that challenges students to communicate the significance of their work for a general audience.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Krueger Named on Clarivate Web of Science’s Highly Cited 2021

Headshot of Dr. Robert Krueger
Congratulations to Robert F. Krueger, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, for being named once again one of Clarivate Web of Science’s Highly Cited Researchers 2021. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Grissom on Sex Bias Research in Mice

Headshot of Dr. Nicola Grissom
An article published by Spectrum News titled, “Sex bias emerges in new mouse model with autism-linked mutation,” reports that mice with a mutation in an autism-linked gene called ADNP were found to show sex-specific changes in gene expression and other characteristics. This is interesting as it may mimic some of the traits seen in people with this gene. Mutations in this gene can cause a syndrome characterized by autism, low muscle tone, distinct facial features, and intellectual disability.

Volunteering: Mutually Beneficial for Community and Individual

Headshot of Dr. Mark Snyder
While volunteering offers many benefits to the helped community, it also has benefits for the volunteer. In a Southeast Missourian article titled, “Volunteering helps both the community and the volunteer,” the author shares how her experience as a child volunteering has shaped her family as both herself and children volunteer at a variety of organizations. Mark Snyder, PhD, a McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, studies volunteering.