Psychological and Brain Sciences
Psychology is a thriving department at Boston University, perennially among the most popular undergraduate major concentrations. The Department of Psychology’s faculty, more than 30 strong, continues to attract agency-funded research, publish extensively, and maintain a serious commitment to teaching BA, MA, and PhD students. The department’s affiliated research centers, the Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders and the Center for Memory & Brain, offer opportunities for research experience, as do affiliated laboratory studies in topics including child cognition, neurophysiology, developmental behavior genetics, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, and vision sciences.
Department chair: David Somers
Campus address: 64 Cummington Street
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Predictors of treatment satisfaction among adolescents following an intensive cognitive-behavioral intervention for panic disorder (2020-09-03)No studies to date examine predictors of treatment satisfaction following intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions among adolescents. Given the challenges to treatment adherence among adolescents, and the promise ...
(2020-10)Suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior are common after experiencing a sexual assault. Therefore, it is imperative to assess for and manage suicidal ideation using evidence-based techniques after a sexual assault medical ...
Brain function and clinical characterization in the Boston adolescent neuroimaging of depression and anxiety study (2020-03-12)We present a Human Connectome Project study tailored toward adolescent anxiety and depression. This study is one of the first studies of the Connectomes Related to Human Diseases initiative and is collecting structural, ...
(Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2016-09-01)Knowing one's location in space is crucial for navigation, especially in unknown environments. Recently, systems involved in self-localization for spatial navigation have been found in rodent brains, but the mechanisms for ...
When wanting to change is not enough: automatic appetitive processes moderate the effects of a brief alcohol intervention in hazardous-drinking college students. (2012-12-07)BACKGROUND: Research indicates that brief motivational interventions are efficacious treatments for hazardous drinking. Little is known, however, about the psychological processes that may moderate intervention success. ...
(Nature Publishing Group, 2013-06-01)High-level cortical systems for spatial navigation, including entorhinal grid cells, critically depend on input from the head direction system. We examined spiking rhythms and modes of synchrony between neurons participating ...
The multiple hit hypothesis for Gulf War illness: self-reported chemical/biological weapons exposure and mild traumatic brain injury (MDPI, 2018-11-01)The Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC) was designed to identify objective biomarkers of Gulf War Illness (GWI) in 1991 Gulf War veterans. The symptoms of GWI include fatigue, pain, cognitive problems, gastrointestinal, ...
Towards a neural-level cognitive architecture: modeling behavior in working memory tasks with neurons (2019)Constrained by results from classic behavioral experiments we provide a neural-level cognitive architecture for modeling behavior in working memory tasks. We propose a canonical microcircuit that can be used as a building ...
Comparison of properties of medial entorhinal cortex layer II neurons in two anatomical dimensions with and without cholinergic activation (Public Library Of Science, 2013-09-12)Mechanisms underlying grid cell firing in the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) still remain unknown. Computational modeling studies have suggested that cellular properties such as spike frequency adaptation and persistent ...