Physical changes to the schizophrenic brain will be the topic of the next Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior at Penn State Behrend.
Dr. Dean Salisbury, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will share findings from his cognitive and clinical neuroscience research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and event-related potentials (ERPs). Salisbury examines brain patterns and memory systems to determine where and why schizophrenia creates abnormalities.
His discussion, titled “Brain Activity, Thinking, and Symptoms in Schizophrenia,” takes place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the second-floor auditorium of Penn State Behrend’s Reed Union Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
Since 2001, Salisbury has received continual federal funding from the National Institute of Mental Health to support his work on brain activity and schizophrenia. He has published over 70 research articles on his work and is the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Young Investigator Award.
“Brain Activity, Thinking, and Symptoms in Schizophrenia” is hosted by Penn State Behrend’s Psychology degree programs and by the student Psychology Coalition with support from the Susan Hirt Hagen CORE (Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation), the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Student Activity Fee.