Welcome to the Center for Neurodynamics
NEW CENTER COLLABORATION!
The latest collaboration between Center members is a study of Self-Control in Motivation to Confront Prejudice: Examining the Mechanisms of Ego-Depletion by Bettina Casad (Psychological Sciences) and Gualtiero Piccinini (Philosophy). Check back for more updates on publications, presentations and funding resulting from this new project.
LON WILKENS RETIRES
The Center for Neurodynamics congratulates Prof. Lon Wilkens on his retirement. (We also issue a warning to all fish along the Florida coast.) Prof. Wilkens is now taking the title of Associate Director Emeritus. Without his energy and enthusiasm, and his groundbreaking collaborative work with Frank Moss, the Center would never have existed. Thank you, Lon!
NEW ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GUALTIERO PICCININI
With Lon's retirement, the Center for Neurodynamics welcomes Gualtiero Piccinini, of UMSL's Department of Philosophy, as our new Associate Director. We also congratulate Gualtiero on the publication of his new book, Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account, published by Oxford University Press. For more details, see the feature in UMSL Daily.
UPCOMING EVENTS -- FALL 2015
Colloquium September 11, 2015
Prof. Ralf Wessel (Department of Physics, Washington University)
3 pm, Rm 328 Benton Hall
WELCOMING OUR NEWEST MEMBER
In the fall of 2014, Prof. Bettina Casad, of UMSL's Department of Psychology, joined the Center for Neurodynamics. You can see the most recent updates on her research here.
PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCIENCE
NEWS FROM OUR ARCHIVES...
Back in 2013/2012...
The Center for Neurodynamics welcomed a new member, Prof. Aimee Dunlap of UMSL's Department of Biology. Visit Prof. Dunlap's lab website to learn more about her research.
Center members Gualtiero Piccinini and Sonya Bahar co-authored a paper on neural computation and the neural theory of cognition. The paper appeared in the April 2013 issue of Cognitive Science. The collaboration was featured in UMSL Daily.
UMSL's Certificate in Neuroscience was approved by Missouri's Coordinating Board of Higher Education in April 2012. Undergraduates can now take courses from a variety of interdisciplinary neuro-related areas in order to earn the Certificate.
Professor Brit Brogaard recently discussed her work on savant syndrome on ABC's Nightline. To see the full episode, click here.
Frank Moss (1934-2011)
The Center for Neurodynamics, the UMSL community, and many scientists throughout the world continue to mourn the loss of Frank Moss. January 4, 2015 marked the fourth anniversary of his death, and his friends and colleagues still find it difficult to wrap their minds around the idea that he is gone.
This past year has seen several international workshops held in Frank’s honor. A special Focus Issue of the journal Chaos appeared in December 2011, dedicated to Frank, and collecting a wide range of papers in the field of complex stochastic dynamics in biology, which he helped to found.