|Brain Science Speaker Series|
|Daniel Schacter, Harvard University|
|William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology|
|Digital Media Center Theatre
April 04, 2019 - 06:00 pm
LSU Multidisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience Discovery will host scientists who have made substantial contributions to the field of neuroscience to speak about their work on LSU’s campus. Each speaker will give a presentation followed by a discussion panel with LSU faculty members.
Daniel L. Schacter is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Schacter’s research explores the relationship between conscious and unconscious forms of memory, the nature of memory distortions, how individuals use memory to imagine possible future events, enhancement of online learning, and the effects of aging on memory. He has received a number of awards for his research, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1998), a MERIT Award from the National Institute on Aging (2000-2012) the Howard Crosby Warren Medal (2009) from the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association (2012). Schacter is the author of Searching for Memory and The Seven Sins of Memory, both of which were named as New Times Notable Books of the Year, and winners of the APA’s William James Book Award.