Michael Haney Distinguished Lecture in Psychology: James L. McGaugh, PhD

Brain Systems and Making Lasting Memories

TOPICS: Speaker/Lecture Series, Humanities, Academics

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Dr. James L. McGaugh’s research interests lie in discovering what neurobiological factors enhance or diminish memory storage. His research has helped us understand more about topics such as stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and also extraordinary memory. He has published over 550 scientific articles, and has received numerous awards, including Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Western Psychological Association and the Society for Experimental Psychologists. Dr. McGaugh also helped establish one of the first behavioral neuroscience graduate programs in the US, and has long been a devoted supporter of student research.

This lecture series was established in honor of Michael Haney, a member of the psychology faculty at the University of San Diego for three decades, from 1973 until his untimely death in the spring of 2004. He was known as a gentle, congenial colleague and a kind, generous mentor. Mike was also known as a rigorous teacher who was loved by students for the level of personal care and concern he brought to his work.

 

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