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Brain scientist to speak on brain mapping

Posted on March 07, 2014

Explores way we receive and process media information and communicate emotions

Dr. Nelson Klahr, a computational neuroscientist currently teaching at Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa, Fla., will speak at Minnesota State University Moorhead Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Langseth Hall 102.

The title of his talk is “Investigation of the Common Patterns of Brain Activation in Response to Addiction and Media Events.”

Klahr uses functional MRI to study activation pathways in the human brain. His topic explores the changes in brain activation in response to the way we receive and process media information and communicate emotions. The focus of his research is on the influence of interactive stimuli and media on the neurobiology of addiction and emotion.

Klahr received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

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