Older adults are more easily distracted
While engaged in a physical task requiring effort, such as driving a car or carrying grocery bags, older adults are more likely than younger adults to be distracted by items irrelevant to the task at hand, a University of California, Riverside, study reports. The study assessed the interaction between physical...
Boozing while breastfeeding impacts health of newborns
Studies have shown that consuming alcohol during pregnancy can alter the brain and behavioral development of gestating offspring. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and state that there is no known safe level of consumption. What are the consequences, however, of...
Celebrity sightings have a built-in contradiction
UC Riverside research helps explain a tradeoff in human behavior
Asian American shootings: This is ‘not an exception’ and other issues that need to be discussed
Farm working, mental health, and social and cultural barriers that some Asian American communities face.
Do you act before you think or think before you act?
UC Riverside psychologists’ experiments explain which choice rules daily life
What guides our attention to faces in videos changes with age
UC Riverside study has implications for children’s television and autism spectrum disorder
Gay migration happens but not always to gay-friendly places, reports new study
Study also shows that straight people prefer to live in places that match their attitudes toward sexuality
Psychologist to lead research on Alzheimer’s in Riverside
UC Riverside study is part of a larger landmark study tracking older adults
Study of perception and memory in older adults will improve understanding of dementias
UC Riverside scientists will use a $2 million NIH grant to study the brain’s locus coeruleus
Scientists solve long-standing mystery by a whisker
UC Riverside mouse study shows where in the brain sensory input is transformed to movement
Grant facilitates research on behavioral development and cognitive aging over lifespan
UC Riverside psychologist Chandra Reynolds will lead the five-year research project
Diversifying the sciences
UC Riverside’s Khaleel Razak and Frances Sladek receive grants from the University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative
Genetic background may affect adaptions to aging
UC Riverside-led study evaluated individual differences in DNA methylation across 10 years in two Scandinavian samples of same‐sex aging twins
Psychologist to study how motor development changes infants’ learning experiences
John Franchak has long been interested in how learning a new motor skill, such as sitting or walking, changes how infants interact with their surroundings. He has now been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue this research question. The four-year grant of nearly $755,000 will help...
Couldn’t socially distance? Blame your working memory
UC Riverside-led study highlights critical role working memory capacity plays in social distancing compliance during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic
Research advances understanding of how the brain focuses while ignoring distractions
UC Riverside mouse study has implications for treating neuropsychiatric diseases such as ADHD and schizophrenia
Alcohol consumption by fathers before conception could negatively impact child development
UC Riverside researchers’ mouse studies also show how a common nutrient can help babies of alcoholic moms
Beyond Brilliant: Born to succeed
Elñora Tena Webb grew up in the foster care system; UCR gave her a clean canvas and after becoming a college president, she is now a success coach .
Earning her chances
Roseanne Carmen Rosenthal’s latest achievements have come by chance — or at least that’s what she thinks. But luck alone doesn’t account for the seven courses she took during spring quarter in order to complete her bachelor’s degree — and the 3.36 GPA she earned doing it — while also...
UC psychologists devise free test for measuring intelligence
Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices, or APM, is a widely used standardized test to measure reasoning ability, often administered to undergraduate students. One drawback, however, is that the test, which has been in use for about 80 years, takes 40 to 60 minutes to complete. Another is that the test kit...