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Department Highlights

Why The Lights Don’t Dim When We Blink

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn’t blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness and light?

New research led by UC Berkeley shows that the brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision despite our fluttering...

Pop-outs: How the brain extracts meaning from noise

When you’re suddenly able to understand someone despite their thick accent, or finally make out the lyrics of a song, your brain appears to be re-tuning to recognize speech that was previously incomprehensible.


UC Berkeley neuroscientists have now observed this re-tuning in...

Congratuations to Steve!

Congratulations to Steve Hinshaw, for his recently announced award from the Society for Research in Child Development, for Distinguished Contributions to Child Development.  This award Is given in recognition of an SRCD member’s continuous lifetime contributions to the scientific body of...

Scientific Impact Award

Social Psychologist Claude Steele has been awarded the Scientific Impact Award by the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) along with Joshua Aronson of NYU/Steinhardt.


The Scientific Impact Award is intended for “a specific article or chapter offering a theoretical,...

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Alumni Stories

I received my PhD as a Social Psychologist  in 1964. I took two years iof clinical training, one year at Yale New Haven and one year at Mt Zion in San Fancisco  and then became a liciensed...

I always knew I wanted to work in Student Affairs, so while I was an undergraduate Psych major at Cal, I worked as a Resident Adviser and then a Hall Coordinator in the Residence Halls. After I...

I recently (July 2013) joined the faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences. Prior to moving to Vanderbilt, I served as Associate Professor of...


Mon, 01/23/2017
Speaker: Kevin Weiner, PhD
Thu, 01/26/2017
Speaker: Sarah Hooper, J.D., Lael Duncan, M.D.
Fri, 01/27/2017
Speaker: Rachel Jansen, Fred Callaway