2012 Keynote Speakers

B.J. Casey Development of Fear-Related Processes: From Human Imaging to Mouse Genetics

Invited address by BJ Casey, Ph.D., Sackler Professor and Director of the Sackler Institute at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. BJ Casey delivered an address that detailed her decades-long program of research looking to understand the changes in the brain during the transitions into and out of adolescence. (More here...)

Stanislas Dehaene Electrophysiological Signatures of Conscious Processing

Invited address by Stanislas Dehaene, Ph.D., Professor at the College de France and Director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging unit of France's National Medical Research Institute (INSERM)

... Dr. Stanislas Dehaene described research that ranged from basic science questions of perception and stimulus detection to applied, life-saving research with coma patients. (More here...)

Nora Volkow Imaging Diseases of Poor Self-Control

Invited address by Nora Volkow, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Dr. Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (and the great-granddaughter of Leon Trotsky) delivered the first invited address of the New Orleans meeting, with a fascinating talk on the way rewards are processed in the brain. (More here...)