Photo of Professor Catherine Stoodley. Headshot in front of computer.

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Cutting-Edge Brain Research Honored by Association for Psychological Science

Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine Stoodley has been elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
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Student works in a lab at a cryogenic workstation.

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Trying to Understand Addiction

David N. Kearns, Associate Professor of Psychology, discusses his research on drug addiction.
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The audience from the American University Symposium: Sex Differences: From Neuroscience to the Clinic and Beyond.

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The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience: Making an Impact in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research

The mission of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University is to foster the development of a self-supporting, high-quality, multi-disciplinary hub of scientific research and training environment.
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Anila (middle) is hooded during graduation by her mentor Stoodley (right).

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Excellence in Neuroscience Training at AU: Anila D’Mello, BCaN Graduate and Current MIT Postdoc

Anila D’Mello discusses the PhD program in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
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Grad student Linda Amarante seated next to a microscope.

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

Linda Amarante is earning her PhD in behavior, cognition, and neuroscience.
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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

A new study on autism, first-authored by Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine Stoodley, appears as the December cover story of the journal Nature Neuroscience.
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Albino rat peering out from a small wooden box

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Are Rats Empathetic?

An AU lab has focused on creating a novel paradigm to directly test if rats choose empathetic action, and has worked on several studies on this.
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The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience: Advancing Discovery and Scientific Training

The center supports an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity at American University.
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