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  • Capitol Hill Champions, Science Advocates Push Funding Requests »
    The calendar for getting appropriations bills completed before the new fiscal year is tight. Yet, neither the House nor Senate have passed a budget resolution, as disagreements remain over the top-line funding level for the federal government in FY 2017. Although the budget remains in limbo, science advocates and Members of Congress who support research are making their requests known to appropriators.
  • FABBS Honors Howard E. Egeth »
    Howard E. Egeth is a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, with joint appointments in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience. He is a cognitive psychologist whose main research interests are in the general area of attention and perception. Some of his early work focused on issues of parallel and serial processing of distinct objects in the visual field as well as of the perceptual features that compose visual objects. He is also well known for work on attentional selectivity and on the roles of top-down and bottom-up processes in the allocation of attention. In some recent work he has pointed to the role of ignoring as an active inhibitory process (and not simply the absence of attention); he has called this “the dark side of attention.”

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