Psychology Colloquium

Departmental News

Posted:  Aug 27, 2021 - 11:30am

Our first aPsychology Coloquium for the fall term will be held Friday, September 2, 2021.  Please join us in Logan Hall, room 125 (or on Zoom) at 9:00 am.  Zoom Details: Link:, Passcode: loganhall, Meeting ID: 933 1886 9319

Jeffrey David Lewine, Ph.D. will present

Don't Throw The Baby Away With The Bath Water Unexpected Discoveries In Neuroscience

Jeffrey David Lewine, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the Mind Research
Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of the
Center for Advanced Diagnostics, Evaluation, and Therapeutics, a small business evaluating and developing
novel therapies for autism, tinnitus, TBI, and PTSD. Dr. Lewine is also the Director of Research for Beyond
Barriers Therapeutics, a small pharmaceutical company developing new therapies for TBI. In addition, Dr.
Lewine holds adjunct academic appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Psychology at the
University of New Mexico. Dr. Lewine engages in both human and animal research, with the use of
behavioral, imaging, and electrophysiological methods (including MRI, DTI, MRS, SPECT, EEG, and MEG), to
evaluate brain structure and function in health and disease. His work has been funded by NIH, NSF, DoE, DoD,
BARDA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Cure Autism Now, NARSAD, and the March of Dimes.

This talk will cover a variety of topics involving unexpected MEG and EEG findings in relationship
to Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Reading Problems, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,
with an emphasis on diagnosis and novel treatment approaches. Over the years, Dr. Lewine has had some
bizarre phone calls which then took his research in new directions, with some crazy sounding ideas (e.g.,
colored glasses for reading problems; steroids for autism; and memory reconsolidation for PTSD) proving to be
remarkably fruitful. As Hamlet said ”There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio, than are dreamt of
in you philosophy”. It turns out that there are more marvels in neuroscience than you are led to believe in
graduate school. Sometimes crazy stuff is real and important in understanding the brain in health and disease.