In the News
Behind the Talent of Artistic Child Prodigies
November 25, 2014 — Assistant Professor Jen Drake's research was featured in the Wall Street Journal. What perceptual skills underlie the ability to draw realistically in children? Jen's study, published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, found that the ability to notice details predicted children's ability to draw realistically. This occurred independently of age, gender, years of training, and verbal and non-verbal IQ.
Jen Drake's Research Featured in the Atlantic Monthly
November 7, 2014 — Assistant Professor Jennifer Drake's research on creativity and artistic brilliance in children has been featured in the Atlantic Monthly.
How Much Is That Doggie From the Movie?
October 15, 2014 — A New York Times article discusses a study, led by Professor Stefano Ghirlanda, about the way cinema influences the popularity of certain dog breeds. The study suggests that cultural influences may have a bigger impact on breed popularity than breed characteristics (e.g., health and temperament).
Tony Sclafani's Research Featured in The New York Times
July 21, 2014 — Distinguished Professor Anthony Sclafani's research on the attractive power of sweets (even ones that have no taste) has been featured in The New York Times.