|BioSocial Methods Newsletter – March 2014 – Issue #2|
BioSocial Methods Collaborative Member
Faculty Research Fellow, Survey Research Center
Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center
University of Michigan
|Examining the Complex Links Between Genes and Environment Genes related to the serotonergic and dopaminergic system make some people more sensitive to environment – for better and for worse. It turns out that children with certain “sensitive” genotypes in a tough environment have a very hard time and, interestingly, conversely, that this same group, in what is considered a positive environment, does really well. Then there is another genotype group that appears less sensitive to both positive and negative environments.
Breaking Down the Silos…the risk of interdisciplinary research is that everyone brings their own disciplinary police and lets the disciplinary perfect get in the way of the interdisciplinary great.
Members in the News!
March 3, 2014-Carolyn Yoon
Much research has demonstrated that aging is marked by decreased source memory relative to young adults, yet a smaller body of work has demonstrated that increasing the socioemotional content of source information may be one way to reduce age-related performance differences. Although dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (dmPFC) activity may support source memory among young and older adults -…..
February 22, 2014-Ethan Kross
Ethan Kross of the University of Michigan led a team that checked stress levels and performance of people trying to make a good first impression and ..
|Upcoming ConferencesCultural Neuroscience Conference
April 4 & 5, 2014
Sponsored by both NIH and Center for Culture, Mind and the Brain at the University of Michigan, featuring themes such as culture and agency, neuroplasticity, social class and health, Gene x Culture interaction, and cultural acquisition and communication. Registration is required. Read more here...
Relevance of Population Neuroscience for Understanding Human Development
Sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development. It is being organized by Dan Keating (Institute for Social Research) and Moriah Thomason (Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute at Wayne State). Check the BioSocial Methods Collaborative website for more information, we will post it when it is released.
|Funding Opportunity Announcements in Systems Science
We recently attended a Complex Systems conference sponsored by the NIH with support from the University of Michigan. Dr. Mabry, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences, shared this compiled FOA in systems science.
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