Volume 12, Number 1

March, 2008

Submissions Welcome!

The Editors encourage submission of any announcements, and/or letters to the editors, regarding psychological science. 

Comments on the content and presentation of the newsletter are also appreciated.

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Editors, The Experimental Psychology Bulletin

Kristi S. Multhaup

Davidson College

(704) 894-2008


Mark E. Faust

Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

(704) 687-3564


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Division Representatives



Ed Wasserman

University of Iowa

(319) 335-2445



Nelson Cowan

University of Missouri

(573) 882-7710


Past President

Howard Egeth

Johns Hopkins University

(410) 516-5324



Angelo Santi

Wilfrid Laurier University

(519) 884-0710


Members-At-Large of the

Executive Committee

Mark Bouton (8/07-10)

University of Vermont

(802) 656-4164


Nora S. Newcombe (8/07-10)

Temple University

(215) 204-6944


Gil Einstein (8/06-09)

Furman University

(864) 294-3214


Karen Hollis (8/06-09)

Mount Holyoke College

(413) 538-2296


Mark A. McDaniel (8/05-08)

Washington University, St. Louis

(314) 935-8030


Valerie F. Reyna (8/05-08)

Cornell University

(607) 254-1247


Graduate Student Representative

Daniel Brooks

University of Iowa

(319) 353-2031


Representative to APA Council

Emanuel Donchin (1/08-10)

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0466


Thomas R. Zentall (1/07-09)

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076


Committee Chairs

Mahzarin Banaji (Awards)

Harvard University

(617) 384-9203


Mike Young (Fellows, 08-09)

Southern Illinois University

(618) 453-3567


Cathleen Moore (Fellows, 07-08)

University of Iowa

(319) 335-2427


Jeremy Wolfe (Program)

Harvard University

(617) 768-8818



Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 294-3216


Early Career Psychologist

Network Representative

Jessie Peissig

California State U. at Fullerton

(714) 278-8278



2008 APA Program Preview

Mind, Brain, & Behavior in Boston

Jeremy Wolf, Division 3 2008 Program Chair


Top Ten Reasons to Attend the APA Meeting in Boston this August:


Herewith, a list of the top ten reasons to come to Boston this summer from the completely unbiased perspective of the Program Chair for Division Three.


1)      You could learn "How Animals, Humans, and Computer Models Remember Visual Objects".  We are remarkably good at remembering scenes and objects that we have only seen once and briefly, at that. How is that done? Robert Cook (Tufts) has organized a symposium with a set of speakers from MIT, CNRS(Marseilles), and Tufts to bring you up-to-date on the latest data and theory.


2)      You will be able to hear three of last years winners of Division 3 New Investigator Awards discuss their work. Evan Palmer (Wichita State) will talk about "Occlusion, Illusion, and Spatiotemporal Fusion". Jochen Barth (SAMHOUD, Utrecht) describes work on how great apes and small children keep track of objects. Finally, Michael Bunting will tell us about the "role of attention in short term memory retrieval." Each of these speakers had an award-winning article in on of the JEP journals last year.


3)      You can mingle with your friends from Division Six at our joint poster session.


4)      You can mingle with your friends from Division Six at our joint social hour.


5)      You can trace the path "From Eye to Brain and Back Again" with three professors from the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Science. Jim DiCarlo will describe his work on object recognition pathways in the primate visual system. Pawan Sinha has revived research on the classic question of what the blind see if their sight is restored. Peter Schiller will summarize several decades'  work on how we point the eyes at what we want to see.


6)      You will meet and learn from six of our new Division Three Fellows. Mark Hollins (UNC), Andrew Hollingworth (Iowa), and  Woo-Kyoung Ahn (Yale) will introduce us to topics in Perception and Cognition in one New Fellows symposium. In the other symposium, Jeffrey Katz (Auburn), Cody Brook (Denison), and Bruce Brown (CUNY) consider topics from concept-learning to reducing relapse to timing mechanisms.


7)      In one symposium, you could encounter the topics of ear infections, taste perception, and obesity. More surprisingly, you could discover that these topics are connected. Linda Bartoshuk (U. Florida) has brought together a panel to review the data that tie ear infections in childhood to adult obesity with damage to the sense of taste as the link.


8)      You can hear The President - not that president, our Division Three president, Ed Wasserman (Iowa) giving an address on the "Yin and Yang of Same--Different Discrimination Learning".  At this writing, it is not known if Ed will be offering a plan for the US economy.


9)      If you can get past the hordes of paparazzi, you will not want to miss the Division Three Business Meeting.


10)  Finally, if you have a bit of time, you might have a look at Boston and environs. While it is hard to compete with the Business Meeting for sheer excitement, the city does have its attractions.