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Kelsey Martin

Dr. Kelsey Martin is Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as well as a professor of biological chemistry, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. Her research focuses on the cell biology of transcription-dependent forms of synaptic plasticity, particularly those underlying learning and memory. Martin received her undergraduate degree in English from Harvard University…

Patrick McNamara

Patrick McNamara, PhD, is Director of the Evolutionary Neurobehavior Laboratory in the Department of Neurology at the BU School of Medicine and the VA New England HealthCare System. Upon graduating from the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Boston University, he trained at the Aphasia Research Center at the Boston VA Medical Center in neurolinguistics and brain-cognitive…

Rodolfo Llinas

Rodolfo R. Llinás is a Colombian neuroscientist and currently the Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman of the Department of Physiology & Neuroscience at the NYU School of Medicine. He attended the Gimnasio Moderno school and received his MD from the Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá and his PhD from the Australian National University…

Michael Merzenich

Michael M. Merzenich is a Professor Emeritus Neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. He attended the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon earning his Bachelor of Science. He was valedictorian, receiving only one non-A, a C in a philosophy course in which he argued with the instructor. Merzenich earned his PhD in Physiology…

Christof Koch

Christof Koch is an American neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural bases of consciousness. He is the President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute of Brain Science in Seattle. From 1986 until 2013, he was the Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology at The California Institute…

Nancey Murphy

Nancey Murphy is an American philosopher and theologian who is Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. She received the BA from Creighton University in philosophy and psychology, a PhD from University of California, Berkeley in philosophy of science, and a ThD from the Graduate Theological Union. Murphy’s research interests focus on…

Uri Maoz

Uri Maoz is an Israeli-Slovakian post-doctoral scholar in the Division of Biology at the California Institute of Technology. He received his BS in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he was a member of the Amirim Honors Program for Outstanding Students. Moaz further received a PhD from the Hebrew University’s Interdisciplinary Center…

David Eagleman

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and writer at Stanford University. He is best known for his published work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a council member in the World Economic Forum, and a New York Times bestselling author published in 27 languages. As an undergraduate at Rice University, he…

Nicholas Humphrey

Nicholas Humphrey is an English psychologist, based in Cambridge, who is known for his work on the evolution of human intelligence and consciousness. He has been the recipient of several honors, including the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, the Pufendorf medal and the British Psychological Society’s book award. He has been Lecturer in Psychology at…

Christopher Evans

Christopher Evans is the former Director of the UCLA Brain Research Institute and the Stefan Hatos Professor directing the Shirley and Stefan Hatos Center for Neurophamacology in the UCLA Semel Institute. Christopher Evans received his PhD from Imperial College London, conducting his thesis research on endorphins and enkephalins, at the Medical Research Council Institute in…

Patrick Haggard

Patrick Haggard is a neuroscientist and current Deputy Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, where he is a professor in the department of Psychology. Haggard earned his BA in Natural Sciences (Psychology) from the University of Cambridge, where he also earned his PhD. His research interests include voluntary action, motor…

Donald Hoffman

Donald D. Hoffman is Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine and author of Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See and coauthor of Observer Mechanics: A Formal Theory Of Perception. He received the Troland Research Prize of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Early Career Award of the American Psychological…