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Berkman Wins Early Career Award

Lab Director Dr. Berkman has won a 2018 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association of Psychological Science! The announcement states that the Award “celebrates the many new and cutting edge ideas coming out of … Continue reading

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We Are Hiring a Research Assistant!

The Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab is hiring a full time RA to work on our healthy eating intervention. The perfect person would be a bright, motivated, and conscientious postbac with an interest in translational neuroscience. We’ll begin reviewing applications … Continue reading

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How Does Meditation Pain Relief Work?

Below is a guest post by Lisa May describing her latest paper, “Enhancement of Meditation Analgesia by Opioid Antagonist in Experienced Meditators”, which is now out in Psychosomatic Medicine. ——— People who practice meditation for a long time get pain … Continue reading

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Cullen Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

SAN Lab Graduate Student Brendan Cullen received a 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) from the National Science Foundation. The prestigious GRF award will fully support Brendan’s doctoral studies for 3 of the next 5 years. Congratulations, Brendan!

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Tips for Coaches and Consultants to Help Clients with Goals and Behavior Change

Our new piece in Consulting Psychology Journal approaches goals and behavior change from a coaching perspective. How can coaches and consultants help their clients set better goals and effectively change their behavior? Dr. Berkman wrote a plain language summary on the … Continue reading

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New Article on Teen Risk Taking

Several folks from our group led by doctoral candidate Jessica Flannery have a new piece on teen risk taking over at The Conversation, “Teens aren’t just risk machines – there’s a method to their madness”. You know the conventional wisdom: Adolescents … Continue reading

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Bill Walton Visits SAN Lab

Former UCLA Bruin and Portland Blazer basketball star Bill Walton stopped by the lab for a quick scan of his brain for a segment on his ESPN show, Walton’s World. See below for some pics!

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Quack Chat on New Year’s Resolutions by Dr. Berkman

Come hear Professor Berkman talk about evidence-based tips to help keep your New Year’s resolutions. He’ll present a #QuackChat at the Ax Billy Grill in the Downtown Athletic Club on Wednesday, December 13th, at 6pm. http://around.uoregon.edu/content/neuroscientist-will-reveal-secret-making-resolutions-stick

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Read Dr. Berkman’s New Take on Healthy Choice

Healthy choices are neither good or bad; only thinking makes them so Healthy choices are more complicated than a devil-angel contest suggests. Serggod/Shutterstock.com Elliot Berkman, University of Oregon Doing healthy things can feel like a battle between the angel on … Continue reading

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We are hiring!

The SAN Lab is pleased to announce that we’re hiring a full-time project coordinator to work on a new longitudinal fMRI study of eating behavior change! Applications are due at the end of August, and the start date is in … Continue reading

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