Events

When:

Friday, October 20, 2017
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where:

Adelphi University Center Ballroom, Room 201
 
 
Tagged: Health and Wellness, Student Affairs, Office of Alumni Relations, Derner School of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology Day—Forgetting Fear: Can We Change Our Emotional Memories?

Event


In extreme situations, when emotional memories become traumatic, we wish to diminish our emotional responses and even ‘erase’ emotional memories altogether.
–Daniela Schiller, Ph.D.

Join the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology on a day that will cover the emotional learning and the blocking of fearful memories. We will examine the evidence for neural emotional processing in the normal brain and in patients with anxiety disorders, and the hope to promote new forms of treatment.

At the event, we will hear from keynote speaker Daniela Schiller, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she directs the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. Dr. Schiller will describe neuroimaging, pharmacology and psychophysiology research geared toward understanding the neural mechanisms that make up such emotional flexibility.

The event will also feature a faculty discussion on “Hot Topics” in Psychology as they relate to fear and Adelphi student led breakout discussions.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m. “Hot Topics” Faculty Panel Discussion
12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Schiller
2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Questions and Coffee Break
2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Student-led Breakout Session
3:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Daniela Schiller

Daniela Schiller, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she directs the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. Her research is focused on the flexibility of emotional learning and the blocking of fearful memories. Dr. Schiller’s work has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including Nature, Neuron and Nature Neuroscience. Schiller has been the recipient of several awards, including the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, and the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences for her research on how to rewire the brain to eradicate fear as a response to memory.  

 

 
Tagged: Health and Wellness, Student Affairs, Office of Alumni Relations, Derner School of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 
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