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A student wearing a head cap with sensors attached for a sleep study.

Wake-Up Call

UCI researchers dive deep in search of health-sleep links

Karishma Muthukumar and her brother Pratyush.

Bringing emotional intelligence to artificial intelligence

UCI alumni siblings to present at UN’s AI for Good 2023 global summit

UCI researchers develop hybrid human-machine framework for building smarter AI

Model uses human and algorithmic predictions and confidence scores to boost accuracy

Professor of cognitive science Sara Mednick in her sleep lab.

UCI-led study is first to find that long- and short-term memory vie for brain space

Competition for cognitive processing resources during sleep comes at a cost to each

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UCI Podcast: The perils and benefits of dream incubation

Professor Sara Mednick discusses how sounds and smells can influence our sleeping minds

The Loh Down on Science logo and 6 students who are writers on the show

Science made simple – in Spanish

Prompted by UCI grad student, popular radio podcast goes bilingual, starting with series on the pandemic

Megan Peters receives TWCO grant to help consciousness researchers secure funding

Megan Peters, associate professor of cognitive sciences, has received a three-year, $234,000 grant from the Templeton World Charity Organization to enhance and accelerate National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation funding opportunities for consciousness researchers. “This is a complex concept and writing a compelling proposal can be challenging,” Peters says. The project will involve […]

Cognitive scientist will use NSF grant to study tie between math skills, equity understanding

Nadia Chernyak, UCI assistant professor of cognitive sciences, has received a $736,366 National Science Foundation CAREER grant to investigate how cognitive skills shape our understanding of equity. Previous research suggests that math skills – particularly comprehension of fractions – can help explain whether or not a child understands fairness and inequality. Chernyak and her team […]

A study working with the Toyota Human Support Robot known as CARL SR.

Robots to the rescue

Socially assistive devices can help people cope in times of crisis

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UCI Podcast: Top Chef winner and UCI alumna Melissa King dishes out college cooking tips

Melissa King, a 2005 UCI alumna with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive sciences, won Top Chef: All-Stars L.A., the 17th season of the show. In this episode of the UCI Podcast, King dishes on the final moments of the show and her unique California-Asian culinary style. She also shares cooking tips for college students and […]