Lab News

December 2018

New paper published in Journal of Aging Research! Relating Sensory, Cognitive, and Neural Factors to Older Persons’ Perceptions about Happiness: An Exploratory Study

New preprint posted on PsyArXiv! Proactive versus reactive emotion regulation: A dual-mechanisms perspective


November 2018

Avery Gholston and Cory Vandenberg were awarded Partners in Scholarship (PINS) awards from the DU Undergraduate Research Center to support their research in the MAC Lab! Congratulations to Avery and Cory!!


September 2018

We are delighted to welcome incoming graduate student Lyneé Alves and new lab manager Kevin Summers to the lab!


August 2018

Dr. Chiew was a presenting speaker in a symposium on Motivated Memory at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.


June 2018

We are incredibly excited that our 3-year National Institute of Mental Health AREA grant has been funded! This grant will support our lab’s research into the neurobiological mechanisms by which motivation can influence cognitive control and memory using fMRI and TMS methods, in collaboration with colleagues at DU, University of Colorado, and Duke University. Students interested in potential graduate or undergraduate opportunities related to this line of research should email Dr. Chiew.


May 2018

Bailey Harris presented her research in the DU Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium and won Best Oral Presentation! Congratulations Bailey!!


April 2018

Dr. Chiew was a presenting speaker in a workshop entitled “Motivation and Learning: What is Provocative And/Or Novel?” at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.


March 2018

Dr. Chiew traveled to North Carolina and gave a talk at the Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University.

New paper published in PLoS ONE! Motivational valence alters memory formation without altering exploration of a real-life spatial environment

New preprint posted on Bioxriv! Expected reward value and reward uncertainty have temporally dissociable effects on memory formation


February 2018

Dr. Chiew traveled to Wyoming and gave a talk in the Neuroscience Seminar Series at University of Wyoming.


December 2017

Dr. Chiew traveled (up the road) to Boulder and gave a talk in the Institute of Cognitive Science Seminar series at University of Colorado-Boulder.


November 2017

Dr. Chiew was a presenting speaker in a symposium on Autobiographical Memory at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.


September 2017

The MAC Lab opens its doors in DU’s Psychology Department!