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Russell Jackson Receives Human Behavior and Evolution Society Post-Doctoral Award in Kyoto, Japan

Posted: July 1, 2008

Former UT Psychology student, Russell Jackson, travelled to Kyoto, Japan to accept the Postdoctoral Research Competition award from the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. This award consists of a cash prize and recognition at the annual meeting of the HBES. It is one of three HBES awards and the only one for recent PhD graduates.

Dr. Jackson received this award for research in which he discovered ubiquitous large-magnitude visual illusions. He predicted these illusions from a research approach that he developed while at UT (evolved navigation theory) that focuses on how the environments in which human's evolved may have shaped perceptual and navigational mechanisms. He conducted some of the research for which he won the award in collaboration with Larry Cormack, with whom he worked as a graduate student.

Dr. Jackson joined the psychology faculty at California State University at San Marcos as an Assistant Professor after receiving his PhD in Psychology from UT in 2007 under the mentorship of Dr. Cormack.

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