A team led by UNL's Maital Neta performed functional MRI scans of study participants as they completed 12 diverse tasks that included recognizing parts of speech and mentally rotating three-dimensional shapes to identify matching pairs. The team found that 41 brain regions showed substantial differences in activity following incorrect vs. correct answers.
UNL psychologist Ming Li studies the behavioral and biological mechanisms underlying maternal behavior. His aim is to better understand the psychological, environmental and biological factors involved in postpartum mental disorders. Findings could lead to better therapies for new moms struggling with depression and other behavioral problems.
A number of faculty from UNL and across the University of Nebraska are engaged in NU’s National Strategic Research Institute, a collaboration between the university and the United States Strategic Command. Formed in 2012, NSRI aims to be a global leader in research on combating weapons of mass destruction.
Humphrey Kalibo, geography doctoral student, recently attended the 24th International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress held in Salt Lake City. He was among seven official bloggers selected to cover the event's technical sessions and sub-plenary meetings. Others featured in this Achievements column include Beth Lewis, Will Spaulding, Leilani Madrigal and parasitology research at Cedar Point Biological Station.
UNL’s Law-Psychology Program was one of the first of its kind 40 years ago and is celebrating its longevity and successes with an anniversary celebration Oct. 23-25. Since the beginning, the program has had four different directors and with each new director, a shift in research occurred, which served to broaden the impact of the program.
A new eye-tracking study suggests people are faster and more likely to respond to the right or left in actual space, based on how they process the "left" or "right" ideologies of various political figures.
Dennis Molfese, director of UNL’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, will explore concussion’s sometimes lifelong effects on cognitive, emotional and behavioral functions. He will outline what’s known about concussion and what’s being done to learn more.
For more than 20 years, Alexandra Basolo has been a willing teacher and mentor to hundreds of students, and her efforts were recognized when she earned the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Animal Behavior Society. She received the career honor in August.
A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a newly published study by UNL's Cynthia Willis-Esqueda shows.
With the help of a new two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, a UNL research team is aiming to learn how children’s experiences across multiple social contexts influence links between early childhood temperament and adolescent development.