Speakers to Explore ‘Behavior and the Brain’
Colloquium Series to Connect BBS Students With Visiting Scholars and Ideas
Oct. 15, 2009
Memory, face processing and the “science of infant babbling” are a few of the diverse topics to be addressed in “Exploring Behavior and the Brain,” a colloquium series planned by the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome a distinguished list of speakers who are noted experts in their fields,” said Dr. Mandy Maguire, an assistant professor in BBS.
“Speakers chosen to present in the colloquium series are mindful of the diverse interests of students and faculty in the school and tailor their talks to a more general academic audience,” said Maguire, who helped organize the 2009-2010 series along with a BBS professor, Dr. Duane Buhrmester.
The colloquium series allows BBS faculty and students to engage with scholars from other institutions and allows these scholars to learn more about BBS and UT Dallas. The series has been held since 1996.
The presenters, their topics and the schedule for the 2009-2010 series are as follows:
- “Making Lasting Memories” - James McGaugh, research professor from the
School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine; Friday, Oct. 23.
- “Rewiring the Brain After Stroke” - Randolph Nudo, professor and director of the Center on Aging at the Kansas University Medical Center; Friday, Nov. 6.
- “The Case for Neuropsychology: Traditional Lesion Studies of Face Processing in the Era of Modern Neuroimaging” - Jason Barton, director of the Neuro-ophthalmology section at the University of British Columbia; Friday, Nov. 13.
- “Early Cognitive and Language Development: The Importance of Input” - Susan Levine, co-director of the Center for Early Childhood Research and professor from the Department of Psychology at The University of Chicago; Friday, Jan. 22.
- “Constraining Memory Processes: Identifying Birds and Perpetrators” - Larry Jacoby, professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis; Friday, Apr. 2.
- “The Developmental Science of Infant Babbling” - Ray Kent, emeritus professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Friday, Apr. 9.
All presentations will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of Green Hall (GR 4.428), with refreshments to follow.
The events are free and open to anyone with an interest in learning more about these research areas, although they are targeted toward the faculty and students in all areas of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.