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Grad student Linda Amarante seated next to a microscope and wearing a white lab coat. She is researching the brain’s frontal cortex and its role in reward-based decision-making with food.

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Softball and the Brain: Grad Student’s Sport Made Her Think About Choices

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Human brain with cerebellum highlighted in yellow and orange.

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New Autism Research Highlights Brain Circuit of Interest

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Arthur Shapiro won the Single Volume Reference/Science award from the American Publishers Awards for The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions by Arthur G. Shapiro and Dejan Todorovic. 

Spectrum, a publication devoted to covering autism research, featured Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine Stoodley's research on a particular region of the cerebellum that features in autism. Findings indicate that the region is disrupted in children with autism. Stoodley said, "These findings are incredibly exciting and provide strong evidence that this region is an important player."