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Elizabeth Phelps wins Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience

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first_imgHarvard professor Elizabeth A. Phelps was named this year’s winner of the George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience.Winners of the prize are honored for a career characterized by distinguished and sustained scholarship and cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience that has the potential to revolutionize the field.The prize is presented by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and was established in 1995 to honor the career of psychologist George A. Miller. Miller was one of the founders of cognitive psychology and cognitive science, and earned his master’s degree and doctorate in psychology from Harvard in 1944 and 1946, respectively.As a faculty member in Harvard’s Department of Psychology, he helped found the Harvard Center for Cognitive Studies in 1960, which institutionalized the cognitive revolution and launched the field of cognitive science.Phelps, who received her doctorate from Princeton University, had a personal connection with Miller and said he helped arrange her first fellowship when he was teaching there. The experience helped seal her interest in the field.“The summer before I started graduate school, he had arranged for grad students at Princeton to be able to work at a neuropsychological hospital to test patients with different brain injuries,” Phelps said. “I applied for that position and I got it. And so, even before I started grad school he was making efforts to get me thinking about neuroscience and psychology…. To have [an award] in his name for me is especially meaningful.”Phelps is the Pershing Square Professor of Human Neuroscience at Harvard. She is the recipient of the 21st Century Scientist Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation — which funded the Miller prize for its first 10 years.Phelps has also been honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society and the William James Award from the Association for Psychological Science. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Experimental Psychology, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has served on several distinguished boards and has served as the president of three societies, including Society for Neuroeconomics, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society.Her research focuses on the relationship between emotion and cognition.“Fairly early in my career, I decided to both integrate the study of cognition with neuroscience and also focus on how emotion — like everyday shifts in emotion — can influence our cognition, particularly our memory,” Phelps said.Phelps will accept the prize and give a lecture at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in March. The event will be virtual.Past winners of the Miller prize from Harvard include Harvard professors Elizabeth Spelke, Steven Pinker, and David H. Hubel.last_img read more

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Boxing at the Military World Games

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first_imgBy Dialogo July 13, 2011 I want information about all the boxing matches. Amateur boxing is among the competitions at the Military World Games. In this sport, the pugilists use a protective helmet, and there are five judges who electronically track the blows thrown during the fight. The winner is the one who lands more blows or who knocks out his opponent. In Rio, there will be only a men’s competition, in ten categories: light flyweight (between 46 and 49 kg), flyweight (up to 52 kg), bantamweight (up to 56 kg), lightweight (up to 60 kg), light welterweight (up to 64 kg), welterweight (up to 69 kg), middleweight (75 kg), light heavyweight (up to 81 kg), heavyweight (91 kg), and super heavyweight (over 91 kg). All bouts follow the same procedure. There are three rounds of three minutes each, with an interval of one minute. last_img read more

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Whats up next for Owens?

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first_imgEric says:He’s got the tights. He’s got the attitude. He’s got the perfect guy to lead him down the aisle to the ring. It’d only be right if Terrell Owens’ next profession were that of professional wrestler.Remember when wearing tights was the biggest worry of Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid? He probably doesn’t — there have been too many issues since then — but there was a time, back in the day, when there was a stink because Reid made Owens wear shorts over his tights at practice.Why not put those tights to good use with a profession in the WWE? He could even make it ironic and call himself Terrell “The Eagle” Owens, come out wearing wings, fly off one of the corners and use his talons (fingernails) to gouge the eyeballs of the meaningless prey in the ring.It’s not like he would be the first NFL football player-turned-wrestler. Remember when Lawrence Taylor and Steve “Mongo” McMichael showed up at Wrestlemania XI?He’s got the perfect attitude for it, so he wouldn’t even have to act. He could strut down ringside, get down and do some sit-ups and then just be as pompous and arrogant as he wanted inside the ring, and Vince McMahon would most likely pay him to do it.He could even be an ambassador for wrestling by being the first pro-wrestler not on steroids.Not to mention he could get Drew Rosenhaus to be the slick guy who walks him down to the ring before every match. Yet again, perfect guy for the job. Then again, what job isn’t Rosenhaus good for — he gets guys a ton of money and saves little children from drowning all at the same time!After Owens pinned his opponent, he could get up and flap his “wings” for his bird celebration and then pull a Sharpie out of his shoe and sign his victims’ motionless body.And if all else fails, he’d be the perfect guy to help McMahon bring back the XFL.Tom says:Let’s see … T.O. apparently needs constant congratulation and attention. I mean, the man wants a huge production to be made out of his 100th touchdown catch? Yes, that’s a hell of an accomplishment, but this is just the latest episode for Mr. Owens. Does he want to have his tushy patted and be told how special he is after every career milestone? Well, no. He seems to want that every time he does anything.And, T.O. also likes to call out just about everyone in the league — even those on his own team.So what kind of profession incorporates both of those? A rapper, of course. And who better to collaborate with than 50 Cent? 50 likes to call out anyone and everyone, and just imagine how great of a posse T.O. could put together. There’s no way he’d ever have to deal with not being told how great he is.Plain and simple, T.O. should become the 11th member of G-Unit. It’s really the only logical solution. He’s outspoken, brash and, most importantly, likes to show off a bare upper torso. And the latter is a key for anyone who wants to hang with 50. The two could pump out sit-ups together. Just imagine the words of encouragement.Young buck, Lloyd Banks, Spider Loc, Sha Money XL … T.O. It just has a ring to it. Instead of having to rely on Donovan McNabb to get him the football, Owens will have constant love from Whoo Kid spinning records for him on tour.This way, T.O. could talk crap about McNabb, Andy Reid and Jeffrey Lurie in a top hit rather than having to use the media as his outlet.So …Go, Go, Go, T.O. in the house — bounce, y’all already know what he’s about.last_img read more

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Yanks Bullpen Loses to O’s, 7-5

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