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May 18, 2011

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Jensok Kim

Jensok Kim

UW Psychology Professor Jeansok Kim has been singled out as a leader in psychological science by the Association for Psychological Science, which cited him for his work on the effects of stress on behavior. Kims work has shown that stress likely affects learning and memory by changing electrical activity in a section of the brain called the hippocampus. Research in Kims lab has also revealed that these electrical changes are mediated by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors that are found in the brain. The laboratory also uses behavioral animal models to test what forms of learning are affected by stress and to study the processes that allow animals to learn.


UW staffer G. Robin Smith will give a performance of his one-man show on Benjamin Franklin at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the Stella Schola/Rose Hill Junior High School Auditorium, 13505 NE 75th Street, Redmond. The performance is an interactive “live” presentation of  Franklins life. There is no script. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. All proceeds will go to the hosting school.

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