College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Professors Radley and LaLumiere awarded a five-year $3.2 million grant from NIMH
February 27, 2023Congratulations to Professors Jason Radley and Ryan Lalumiere who were recently awarded a five-year $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health,...
UI study: Pigeons use same basic learning process as AI
February 07, 2023UI study: Pigeons use same basic learning process as AI Using associative learning, in some ways a pigeon’s peck can mirror high tech BY: RICHARD C. LEWIS Can a...
Professor Kochanska elected as a AAAS Fellow
February 01, 2023Congratulations to Stuit Professor Grazyna Kochanska on being one of two University of Iowa faculty members who were named a 2022 fellow of the merican Association...
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.
University of Iowa researchers confirm stress link in the brain
In a new study, researchers from the University of Iowa's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences confirmed a neural circuit linking two separate regions in the brain governs how animals, including humans, react to a stressful situation.View Article
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.View Article
Iowa researchers confirm brain region’s role in mind-body communication
Research findings could advance treatment for Parkinson’s disease.View Article
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.View Article
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.View Article