The CABI lab will be taking part in a virtual event for prospective applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. See the flyer below for more information and to register for the event. Come by and chat with Cait about the possibility of joining our lab for Fall 2024!
(In photo Left to Right: Dana Slabbekoorn, Kana Kimura, Cait Bowman, Maddie Valdez, and Cara Charles)
The CABI lab took a trip to Florida to present our work at the Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS). Kana, Maddie, and Cara presented posters on their ongoing work, and Cait gave a talk on concept learning in older adults. Dana, a PhD student in Debbie Hannula's lab, also joined us and presented a poster. We had a great time, and not just because it was at Disney World!
CABI lab undergraduates Adam Bristol (top left), Alessa Ebben (top right), Jess Kania (bottom left), and Jacquline Rizzo (bottom right) all presented their work as part of the 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW-Milwaukee. It was a packed house and everyone did a fantastic job and made the lab very proud!
In honor of Brain Awareness Week, members of the CABI lab volunteered at the BrainExpo hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin. We had lots of fun talking to the public about how brains work!
Two incoming UWM students, Yasmine Garcia Ramirez and Emilee Swanson, joined us this summer as part of the research intensive UR@UWM program. Here they are presenting their summer projects at the program's symposium. Great work Yasmine and Emilee and good luck starting college in the Fall!
Trainees in the CABI lab have been busy presenting work from the lab the last couple of weeks! Graduate student Cara Charles and lab manager Maddie Valdez both presented at their first in-person conference at Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco!
Undergraduate research assistants Shawn Obarski and Saisha Birr each presented at UWM's undergraduate research conference last week.
Congrats to all for their great work! Special congratulations to Shawn who is graduating - we will miss you!
A new paper examining age effects on category learning has just been published in the journal Memory. Stemming from Cait's time in the Brain and Memory Lab at the University of Oregon, this paper shows age deficits in category learning, but no additional age deficit in category generalization above-and-beyond the learning deficit. Follow this link to read more!
The Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hiring! We have an opening for a tenure track position in behavioral neuroscience. Come join a group of neuroscientists working across human and animal models, with research focusing largely on learning and memory. UWM is a unique institution with both a strong R1 research focus and a mission to promote educational access in the state of Wisconsin. See the job posting below and contact Cait with questions.
Link to the job ad
Our new paper showing both abstract and specific concept representations in the brain is now in press at eLife. Check it out here: https://elifesciences.org/articles/59360
We have a new review paper out now in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. The paper is titled 'Generalization and the hippocampus: More than one story?' and focuses on different conceptualization of how generalized memories are coded in the hippocampus.