WHAT: The neurosciences committee at Valparaiso University welcomes Warren Brown, a prominent neuroscientist, to campus for two talks that are free and open to the public.

WHO: Warren Brown has interests in the philosophical and theological implications of neuroscience. He has been at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology since 1982. Currently, he is most actively involved in neuroscience research related to the cognitive and psychosocial disabilities in a congenital brain malformation called agenesis of the corpus callosum. Brown has also studied callosal function in dyslexia, ADHD, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease, and he has done research on brain wave changes associated with aging and dementia, language comprehension, kidney dialysis and attention deficits in schizophrenia.

Most recently, Brown and colleagues from other institutions have been involved in research into the psychology and neuroscience of exemplars of the virtues of compassion and generosity. This research has resulted in a $1.2 million grant from the Templeton Foundation (Love, Compassion and Care: Virtue Science and Exemplarity in Real Life and in the Laboratory).

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, March 28, 5 p.m. in Urschel Hall, Room 202: “Contextualizing Neuroscience: The Boundaries of Human Intelligence.”

Friday, March 29, 3:30 p.m. in Neils Science Center, Room 234: “The Natural Split Brain: The Cognitive Outcome of Disconnected Hemispheres.”

CONTACT: Jim Nelson at 219.464.5440 or jim.nelson@valpo.edu

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