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Psychology Colloquium Lecture--Dr. Benjamin Clark

Departmental Event

Start Date: Nov 01, 2019 - 09:00am
End Date: Nov 01, 2019 - 10:00am

Location: Mitchell Hall, room 101

The seminar will cover recent research from our laboratory investigating the neural mechanisms of spatial orientation with specific emphasis on a class of limbic system neurons called “head direction” cells. I will describe our work investigating the loss of this spatial capacity in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and in neurodevelopment disorders such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Benjamin Clark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. Before coming to New Mexico, Dr. Clark received a BSc in Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, and a PhD in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College. Dr. Clark maintains an active laboratory at the University of New Mexico including several undergraduate research assistants and graduate students.