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Claritas Speaker to Discuss Memory

Oct. 1, 2008

SELINSGROVE (Pa.) – Larry R. Squire, recognized internationally for his research of the organization and neurological foundations of memory, will speak Oct. 8 at Susquehanna University. His talk, titled Conscious and Unconscious Memory Systems of the Mammalian Brain, is free and open to the public and begins at 8 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater.

Squire's presentation will consider how memory is not a single faculty function of the mind but is composed of distinct systems.  Recent research has helped to identify these structures, their operating characteristics and how they support learning and memory. The lecture is part of the Claritas Distinguished Speaker in the Sciences Series, sponsored by the School of Natural and Social Sciences.

Squire, a professor of psychiatry, neurosciences and psychology at the University of California, San Diego, is recognized internationally for his research investigating the organization and neurological foundations of memory. His work has involved the study of neurological patients, neuro-imaging, nonhuman primates and rodents, and combines the traditions of cognitive science and neuroscience. His publications include more than 400 scientific research articles, a widely-read book Memory and Brain (Oxford Press, 1987), and Memory: From Mind to Molecules, with Eric Kandel (W.H. Freeman, 1999). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Institute of Medicine.

Contact: Gerald Cohen
570-372-4119

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