Author of ‘Seven Sins of Memory’ To Speak at U.T. Dallas Oct. 5
Appearance Part of Human Development Colloquium Series

Dr. Daniel Schacter, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and a popular author, will speak on “The Seven Sins of Memory: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective” on Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. in Room 2.530 of Green Hall at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

Schacter’s appearance is part of the Human Development Colloquium Series sponsored by UTD’s School of Human Development. There will be a reception after his speech in the Green Center Commons until 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Schacter’s research has focused on psychological and biological aspects of human memory and amnesia, with a particular emphasis on the distinction between conscious and nonconscious forms of memory and, more recently, on brain mechanisms of memory distortion. He also has studied the effects of aging on memory. His research uses both cognitive testing and brain imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. His most recent book, published by Houghton Mifflin earlier this year is entitled The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers.

Schacter has written two other books, both also related to memory, edited seven volumes and published more than 200 scientific articles and chapters.

“Dr. Schacter is one of a small group of people who really have created the exciting, emerging field of cognitive neuroscience,” said Dr. Bert S. Moore, dean of the School of Human Development. “His application of new techniques of brain-imaging to problems of cognition and memory hold the promise of revealing the long-sought relation between brain and mind. We are very pleased to have him on our campus as more of our faculty and students become involved with these issues.”

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