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Jeanne L. Tsai Awarded Stanford Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education

Jeanne L. Tsai, professor of psychology in the School of Humanities and Sciences, was appointed the Yumi and Yasunori Kaneko Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. She joins nine other faculty members who have been named or reappointed Bass University Fellows for 2019-20 in recognition of their exceptional contributions to undergraduate education.
Hyo Gweon named David Huntington Dean’s Faculty Scholar

The School of Humanities & Sciences has recently named Hyo Gweon the David Huntington Dean's Faculty Scholar. She is known for her work as the principal investigator at the Stanford Social Learning Lab.
Steven Roberts named a John Philip Coghlan Fellow

Professor Steven Roberts has been named a John Philip Coghlan Fellow by the School of Humanities & Sciences. As a director of the Social Concepts Lab, his work in group-based boundaries and hierarchies earns him this honor.
In The News
Stanford psychologists explore brain development in facial recognition and reading

As children transition from adolescence to adulthood, their brains can grow electrical insulation that supports reading and facial recognition, according to research from the lab of Stanford Psychology Professor Kalanit Grill-Spector.
Stanford graduate students teach neuroscience through the lens of rock climbing

To bring neuroscience down to earth, two Stanford graduate students decided to teach it through rock climbing. Daniel Birman and Corey Fernandez's summer session class, Vertical Neuroscience: How the Brain Enables Climbing, explores the brain mechanisms of physical action, including how the brain learns to create complex movements, the neural circuitry of the motor system, and how pain, fear, and adrenaline are closely tied to these systems. They place an emphasis on real-life examples through weekly rock climbing courses that tie closely into the course content.
 
Young children consider the expected utility of others’ learning to decide what to teach

Recent graduate Sophie Bridgers and Professor Hyo Gweon along with Julian Jara-Ettinger (Yale) published a paper in Nature Human Behaviour. They combine computational modeling and developmental experiments to show that even young children reason about others’ costs and rewards to make utility-maximizing decisions about what to teach and what to let learners discover on their own. Read the publication here.
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