March 13, 2017 – 12:00 noon
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium
“Making Lasting Memories”
James L. McGaugh, Ph.D. Dr. McGaugh received his PhD in Physiological Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. McGaugh is founder of the University of California, Irvine’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and is recognized internationally for his pioneering studies of drug and stress-hormone influences on memory. He is the former President of the Association for Psychological Science and has been recognized with an impressive number of awards and distinctions including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution award of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Sciences’s William James Fellow Award, the American Philosophical Society’s Karl Lashley Prize in Neuroscience, and the Grawemeyer Award for Psychology, an award given for an “outstanding idea” that influenced the field of psychology. Dr. McGaugh has published more than 550 articles and chapters on the link between emotion, stress hormones and memory. Sponsored by: The Department of Neuroscience & The McKnight Brain Research Foundation.