Presentation: Sam Duncan “Emotions and the Ethics of Psychopharmachology”

On Thursday, May 10 we’ll meet to discuss Sam Duncan’s work-in-progress “Emotions and the Ethics of Psychopharmachology.” Sam received a Ph.D in Philosophy from UVA and has been teaching there during the 2011-12 academic year. We’ll meet in room 208 of Caldwell Hall from 7:00-8:30. Since pizza will be provided, please let Dan Moseley know if you plan to attend (you’re also welcome  to suggest pizza topping preferences).

Brain Imaging and Psychopathy Talk at Duke on Friday

“The Criminal Psychopath Magnetized: Implications of Brain Imaging for Psychology, Medicine, Law & Policy”
Friday, April 20
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Perkins Library, Room 217

Kent A. Kiehl, Ph.D.
The Nonprofit Mind Research Network & Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of New Mexico
Dr. Kiehl focuses on the clinical neuroscience of major mental illnesses, with special focus on criminal psychopathy, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders (i.e. schizophrenia). He uses non-invasive techniques for measuring brain function, including event-related potentials (ERPs) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The goal of these studies is to elucidate and characterize the abnormal functional architecture believed to underlie these clinical disorders and to understand how psychological and/or pharmacological treatment modulates these neural processes. Ultimately, the goal of his research is to understand, diagnose, and effectively treat these clinical conditions.

Sponsored by the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences and Duke Law School