Jiang awarded $1.8M NIMH grant
September 27, 2022Professor Jiefeng Jiang was recently awarded a $1.8M from the National Institute of Mental Health. His grant, “Neurocognitive mechanisms of task representation...
Blumberg and Sokoloff awarded $3.1M NIH grant
September 27, 2022Professor Mark Blumberg and Research Scientist/Engineer Greta Sokoloff was recently awarded a $3.1M NIH grant on sleep development in premature infants....
Dr. Darcy Diesburg awarded the 2022 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize
July 05, 2022Dr. Darcy Diesburg was recently awarded the 2022 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize in the Social Sciences in recognition her doctoral dissertation: “...
Profiles & Research
The department's commitment to research excellence is matched by a commitment to providing outstanding training in psychology for both undergraduate and graduate students. Please explore the research and student profiles listed below.
Learning to decode the brain
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Héctor Sánchez Meléndez made up his mind to study the brain and go to medical school. But as a neuroscience major at the University of Iowa, he has discovered a passion for research. Now, he wants to establish a lab back home.
Iowa researchers confirm brain region’s role in mind-body communication
Research findings could advance treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Iowa Research Shows the Importance of Giving Your Brain a Workout
Exercise maintains key brain connections that could lower the risk of Alzheimer’s as we age.
UI Study Examines How Children Learn Words
Dr. Bob McMurray's "Growing Words" project looks at how children process words and how it affects learning to read and language throughout life
PBS Researchers Make Unexpected Discovery About Quiet Sleep in Human Infants
The new study sheds light on the coordination that takes place between infants’ brains and bodies as they sleep.