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Psychological and Brain Sciences Department

Network Science, a journal developed at Indiana University, examines friendship, politics and more

Network Science

With the inaugural issue of the journal Network Science, coordinating editor Stanley Wasserman brings together scholars from fields across the academic spectrum whose interests converge upon the quickly evolving field of network science. The journal finds a natural home at Indiana University, particularly in a year in which the topic for the Themester initiative across the Bloomington campus is "Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World." Full Story >>

IU researchers focus on a brain protein and an antibiotic to block cocaine craving

George Rebec

A new study conducted by a team of Indiana University neuroscientists demonstrates that GLT1, a protein that clears glutamate from the brain, plays a critical role in the craving for cocaine that develops after only several days of cocaine use. Full Story >>

Study identifies key shift in the brain that creates drive to overeat

Ken Mackie

A team of American and Italian neuroscientists has identified a cellular change in the brain that accompanies obesity and could explain a tendency for the body to maintain undesirable weight levels -- rather than ideal weight -- and identify possible targets for pharmacological efforts to address obesity. Full Story >>

IU Bloomington undergraduates recognized for research, creative projects

Limestone IU

Winners of the 2012-13 Provost's Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity are Amal Akbik and Andrew Johns in the category of Social and Applied Sciences; Courtney Burroughs in Natural and Mathematical Sciences; Angela Ratigan in Arts and Humanities; Ross Smith in Professional Inquiry; and Larrea Young in Performing and Creative Arts. Full Story >>

IU Bloomington cognitive scientist receives American Psychological Association's highest honor

Linda Smith

Linda Smith, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, has received the 2013 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions. Full Story >>

Three students at IU campuses named 2013 Goldwater Scholars

Benjamin Seitzman

Three students at Indiana University campuses have been awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which are presented to the country's most promising undergraduate college students in math, science and engineering. Full Story >>