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Department Highlights

Phil and Carolyn Cowan, along with collaborators, win award in the UK

Congratulations to Phil and Carolyn Cowan along with collaborators Marsha Kline Pruett (Cal grad!), Professor at Smith College, and Kyle Pruett, Professor at Yale Schoo of Medicine, for...

The Hidden Costs of Sleep Deficits

Throughout modern history, the concept of a good night’s sleep has often been painted as almost an indulgence. Virginia Woolf referred to it as “that deplorable curtailment of the joy of...

Congrats to D'Esposito, Gopnik and Knight for being elected as AAAS fellows

Six UC Berkeley scientists are among the 396 newest fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or...

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.

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Faculty Blogs and Columns

Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

After Cal, I earned a master's degree in school counseling in Texas, a teaching credential in special education, an educational diagnostician credential, and EdD in Special Education (Teachers...

Graduated in 1967 and began teaching in Oakland.  It didn't take long to think "someone ought to be able to run schools better than this"!   So I went back to school in school administration and...

Happy to announce that starting September 1, I'll be the Vice President Research and Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Baycrest Health Sciences (University of Toronto), where I'...

Events

Jan
24
Wed, 01/24/2018
Speaker: Michelle "Mikki" Hebl
Feb
6
Tue, 02/06/2018
Speaker: Gina Poe
Feb
14
Wed, 02/14/2018
Speaker: Sheldon Cohen
Feb
20
Tue, 02/20/2018
Speaker: Paul Krueger, Maria Eckstein
Feb
27
Tue, 02/27/2018
Speaker: Nick Angelides, Vinitha Rangarajan