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Behavioral Neuroscience SEMINAR SERIES:

The Importance of Diversity in Research Practice and Focus
Spring 2017

 

This series is a collaborative effort of the Biology and Psychology departments. It was organized by Drs. Meghan Barboza (BIO), Kelly Bordner (PSY), Rachel Jeffrey (BIO), and Kelly Stiver (PSY) and was supported by a SCSU Faculty Development Grant.

 The fourth and final talk is on
Monday, April 24:
 Click here to see a larger version of the flyer for the entire Spring 2017 series:
Grigorenko BNS Seminar

 


 

 

GUEST SPEAKER:  Dr. DAvid moore, liverpool-john moores university
Pain in AUtism: Sensation feelings, and Behaviour, what might differ?

Monday, January 30, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
EN A120

David Moore

 

 


 

GUEST SPEAKER:  Dr. Stan Klein, UC-Santa Barbara
Types of Self-Knowledge and Types of Memory: Neuropsychological Evidence for a Multifaceted View of Self

Friday, OCTober 28, 12:10 - 1:10 PM
SCI 222


Klein talkWe are honored to present a talk by Dr. Stan Klein, Professor of Psychology at U. of California, Santa Barbara, on Friday, October 28 at 12:10 PM in SCI 222.  The title of his talk is "Types of Self-Knowledge and Types of Memory: Neuropsychological Evidence for a Multifaceted View of Self."

Dr. Klein is a leading memory researcher, and he has published extensively in both psychology and philosophy journals on the relationship between memory and self, both in healthy populations and individuals with damage to specific brain regions. He is the author of The Two Selves: Their Metaphysical Commitments and Functional Independence (Oxford Press, 2013).  

Abstract


The self of everyday experience presents as a phenomenological unity.  However, evidence from both neurologically healthy and impaired individuals indicates that the appearance of unity is underwritten by a multiplicity of neurally instantiated types of self-knowledge.  In this talk I focus on research with individuals suffering varying degrees of impairment to memory (e.g., amnesia, autism, Alzheimer's dementia).  My findings (and those of others) show that the self is constituted, in part, by a number of functionally independent systems of self-knowledge.  Accordingly, an individual may be incapable of responding to questions (authored by self and by others) pertaining to aspects of self compromised by neural dysfunction, but able to answer queries requiring access to systems of self-knowledge that have not been rendered dysfunctional.  The moral is that -- as is true of many of the constructs we grapple with in psychology -- there is no single "thing" to which the construct "self" refers.  Rather, the self consists in a diversity of conceptually related, but functionally independent, aspects whose diversity is revealed by conditions of psychopathology.

 


 

CSU Undergraduate Psychology Day


This annual event was  held on the SCSU campus on Thursday, May 5, with over 140 students and faculty from the four CSU campuses attending. 


 

Behavioral Neuroscience SEMINAR SERIES
Spring 2016


This series is a collaborative effort of the Biology and Psychology departments. It was organized by Drs. Meghan Barboza (BIO), Kelly Bordner (PSY), Rachel Jeffrey (BIO), and Kelly Stiver (PSY) and was supported by a SCSU Faculty Development Grant.


 

FORUM ON Early Literacy Experiences, the Brain, and Child Development


This forum, held on Nov. 19, 2015, featured talks by:
• Dr. Perri Klass, National Medical Director for Reach Out and Read
• Dr. Myra Jones-Taylor, Commissioner of the CT Office of Early Childhood Education
Dr. Julia Irwin, Associate Professor of Psychology at SCSU and Senior Research Scientist at Haskins Laboratories.
It was moderated by Dr. Laura Raynolds, Associate Professor of Special Education and Reading at SCSU and Research Affiliate at Haskins Laboratories.

The event was sponsored by the Journal of Student Psychological Research and the Psychology Department, and was organized by Dr. Cheryl Durwin and her colleagues on the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven.
Click here to see an article about the event.