Articles from January 2018

Jan Wessel receives NIH grant to study inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Jan Wessel, an assistant professor in the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Neurology, has been awarded an R01 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) entitled "The Role of a Neural Mechanism for Inhibitory Control in Cognitive Flexibility." The collaborators on this...

Pigeons can discriminate both space and time

Finding underscores that animals beyond humans and primates show abstract intelligence. Pigeons aren’t so bird-brained after all.New research at the University of Iowa shows that pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time—and seem to use a different region of the brain than humans and primates to do so. In experiments, pigeons were shown on a computer screen a static...