Founded in 1960, the Society for Psychophysiological Research is an international scientific society with worldwide membership. The purpose of the Society is to foster research on the interrelationships between the physiological and psychological aspects of behavior. To promote this purpose, the Society publishes scientific literature, including the journal Psychophysiology, and holds annual meetings for presentation and discussion of original theory and research, instrumentation and methodology, and new directions and standards in the field.
SPR and Wikipedia
Want to know more about the history and mission of SPR? We've created the first iteration of a Wikipedia entry describing the society: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Psychophysiological_Research. All SPR members are encouraged to edit and contribute.
New Orleans Wrap-up
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NIH has released a statement detailing the anticipated impact of the sequester on federal funding: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/nih-03.htm
More information is needed on the impact of the sequester on individual scientists and projects. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has prepared a survey to collect information from scientists. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NDDScienceSequesterSurvey to relate what impact recent funding cuts have had on your work.
Announcing a new funding opportunity: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) â€“ The deadline for the first round of proposals is July 16, 2013: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d3f719e5d3cde3c409486f6228122908&tab=core&_cview=0
And finally, share your comments on President Obama's new BRAIN initiative on the NIH feedback website at: http://brainfeedback.nih.gov/
SPR Members in the News
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Iris-Tatjana Kolassa (University of Ulm), SPR member since 2005, and Greg Hajcak, SPR member since 2001, were among this year's winners of the Janet Taylor Spence Early Career Award. The award, which has been conferred annually by the Association for Psychological Science since 2010, recognizes "young researchers who cross traditional sub-disciplinary lines in psychological science and honors contributions that reveal the organization underlying complex behavior by drawing upon multiple fields of psychological science."
Kolassa, who studied at the Universities of Konstanz and Minnesota, received her Ph.D. from the University of Jena in 2004. Now a full professor at the University of Ulm, Kolassa studies the influence of traumatic stress on multiple physiological systems, as well as the impact of therapy on biological markers of disordered stress responding.
Hajcak, a 2002 Tursky Award winner, is an associate professor at Stony Brook University, and received his degree at the University of Delaware, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Simons. Much of his current work focuses on identifying neural risk markers for anxiety and depression, in children and in adults, but he has also developed a line of basic research intending to clarify the measurement and key mechanisms of emotion-cognition interactions.
Past Spence awardees include SPR members David Amodio, James Coan, Wendy Mendes Berry, and Elizabeth Kensinger.
Please visit our page on the Blackwell Publishing website for information about the journal Psychophysiology, including contact information, the Editorial Board roster, tables of contents, instructions for contributors, and subscription and advertising information. SPR members may view the online version of Psychophysiology by logging into the Members Section.
50th Anniversary Wrap-up
Click here to view award winners from the 50th Anniversary SPR Annual Meeting.