Neiworth awarded National Institutes of Health grant

July 13, 2012
By Dee Menning, CFR

Neiworth's research groupJulie Neiworth, Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience, has been awarded an Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grant of $344,204 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research “Revisiting Challenged Findings to Determine Social and Cognitive Abilities.” Neiworth will test a nonhuman primate model, tamarins, on several aspects of cognition contested in psychology due to the retraction or correction of work from former Harvard psychologist Marc Hauser. The topics include recognition of human speech, theory of mind, and social learning. For more, see her research web page.