Research Fair || January 28 || 4:00 - 5:30 pm || Psychology Building Atrium
Learn more about Psychology research opportunities and meet with laboratory representatives.
Expected To Participate:
Interested in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology? Want to get involved in Research/Publication, Outreach, and work on Neuroscience related projects with our industry partners? Here's a great opportunity! NeuroTech @ UIUC is a chapter of NeuroTechX, a non-profit organization that is contributing to the advancement of neurotechnology. Founded in Fall 2019, our mission is to facilitate the growth of neurotechnology within UIUC. We work with BCI software and hardware to complete NeuroTechX challenges and compete in the annual NeuroTechX conference with other chapters from schools such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USC. In addition, we also write research articles and plan social events in order to grow the neurotech and neuroscience community. As we continue to expand, we are looking for students who are passionate about the field and are able to contribute to the growth of the organization. We look forward to seeing you all at the fair!
Be part of action-oriented research! The Action Research and Collaboration (ARC) research group is recruiting passionate undergraduates who are interested in community partnership, sexual violence prevention, and/or community strategies to prevent/respond to violence. You can be part of a study that is partnering with Illinois's sexual violence prevention leaders to evaluate state efforts. This project is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable research experience. We are thrilled to include undergraduates like you on our research team. Because this is a multi-year grant, there is a possibility that you could be a 290 for multiple semesters. In addition, we are also recruiting 290s to work with a doctoral student on a study of gender-based harassment in public spaces.
The Political Ideology and Groups (PIG) lab examines how belief systems and motivations guide the way
that people perceive and interact with the world. For example, many of our projects examine how belief
systems (e.g., political ideology, racial colorblindness) shape the way in which people evaluate and
categorize others based on group membership (e.g., race, sex, sexual orientation, political party).
The Infant Cognition Lab is a fun, collaborative environment where students work together to perform and code violation-of-expectation tasks for children 3-months to 3-years of age. We will be looking for students to join our lab in SSII 2020 and/or Fall 2020. Interested students can find us at the 290 Fair or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Research in the Vision Lab studies fundamental mechanisms in vision and attention as well as the impact of emotional information on cognitive processing. In our studies we use a variety of methodologies and approaches: behavioral psychophysics, eye-tracking, computational modeling, electrodermal activity measurements, and virtual reality.
The Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab studies a wide range of questions in cognitive neuroscience using the full range of neuroimaging tools. A central focus of the research conducted in our lab is the integration of different neuroimaging methods including fast optical, optical spectroscopy, magnetic resonance and evoked potentials. Currently, our lab is seeking to better understand cognitive aging and developing the tools and methods that allow us to study the human brain. There are two major studies we expect to have running for the spring semester; more info can be found on our website (http://cnl.beckman.illinois.edu/research). Undergraduates who are interested in our lab should be highly motivated, enjoy hands-on learning, and have flexibility in their schedule to accommodate running participants.
Many of the projects we will be recruiting RAs for are centered around language development, especially analyses of the language that young children hear everyday. We use small audio recording devices to record the language that children hear at home and RAs help transcribe and analyze that audio. RAs also take part running lab-based behavioral experiments such as eye tracking studies, in which participants— both kids and adults— perform a task on a screen and we track exactly where they eyes are looking. RAs will take part in a mix of lab activities develop many different skills.
The Language Production Lab studies how speech interacts with learning and memory. Language
production is complex, and requires speakers to use their past knowledge quickly and adjust to newlylearned
information successfully. We study this in a number of different ways, including how we make
syllables and how we choose sentence structures. These projects help us understand how the language
production system continues to learn throughout life. A 290 in the Language Production Lab usually
includes helping us create items for experiments, running participants, and labeling the data collected