Category Archives: Current Interns

Friday Factoids: Can AI Detect COVID Cough?

As of November of 2020, there have been more than 225,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States alone. One of biggest barriers during this pandemic is the inability to test for COVID-19 at a global scale. However, this … Continue reading

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Article Review: Neuropsychological Deficits as Caused by the Coronavirus and the Role of the Neuropsychologist

With such a novel virus, little research has thus been compiled to fully understand the long term negative effects on neuropsychological functioning. While it is suspected that long-term physical implications may persist after recovering from COVID-19, it is yet unclear … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: OCD and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in most of the world becoming more paranoid about contamination and handwashing. For those who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), this is no new problem. However, relapse for individuals who had their symptoms under … Continue reading

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Welcome 2020-2021 Interns!

  Welcome to James Bender, Maria Stacy, and Monica Babaian!!  This will be a year in which we must take what COVID will allow–but we will, as our governor notes, get through this together. You are already brave, wise, and … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Altruism

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Why do we do good things for others? Altruism is the concept of unselfish concern for the welfare of others. It turns out that we might be willing to do good things for … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Prosopagnosia

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Some people are not able to recognize people by looking at their faces. It is a condition called prosopagnosia, and individuals with this condition often rely on other cues, such as voices, to … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Change Blindness

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Did you know that people have a tendency to overlook or “ignore” changes to their environment, even big ones, when there is something that disrupts a person’s vision for just an instant? People … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Groupthink

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Why do people seem to make poor decisions when they are with a group? Groupthink is something that can occur when members of a group go along with the group’s choice without thinking … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Infantile Amnesia

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Do you remember your 1st birthday… Me neither. There is a reason for this. Typically developing people will experience something called infantile or childhood amnesia, which is the inability of adults to recall … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Superstition and Behaviorism

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Why do we have to wear the same socks to every baseball game? What makes us have superstitions, or unjustified beliefs in supernatural causes, for the outcome of different events. According to behavioral … Continue reading

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