Dartmouth Professor to Examine Emotions and the Brain
Dartmouth College psychology professor Paul Whalen will illustrate the brain and its connection to emotional control in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester on Wednesday, January 8, at 7 p.m. His talk, ‘Brain Lessons and Life Stories: Understanding Your Emotional Life,’ is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series, and is free and open to the public.
Using brain imaging, Whalen will provide a new way to think about one’s emotional life and what’s happening when people succeed or fail at emotional regulation.
Whalen is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. He earned a PhD at the University of Vermont and subsequently was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he learned functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Dr. Whalen now teaches and runs a brain imaging laboratory that focuses on the study of emotion and emotional disorders. Dr. Whalen co-edited the book ‘The Human Amygdala,’ and his work has been featured in the New York Times.