Internationally Renowned Neuroscientist to Lecture April 12

March 30, 1999

A renowned neuroscientist will bridge the areas of science and humanities during the first Herbert H. Reynolds Lectureship in the History and Philosophy of Science at Baylor University. Dr. Lawrence Weiskrantz, emeritus professor of psychology at Oxford University and a leading expert on human and animal consciousness, will deliver a public lecture titled "Percepts, Brain Imaging, and the Certainty Principle: A Triangular Approach to the Scientific Basis of Consciousness" at 3:30 p.m. April 12 in Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building on the Baylor campus.

As part of the lectureship, Weiskrantz will be in residence at Baylor from April 5-19. During the period, he will participate in a philosophy of science class as well as some psychology classes.

Weiskrantz received his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, his master's degree from Oxford University, and his doctorate from Harvard University. He served as professor of psychology at Oxford from 1967-1993, when he was designated professor emeritus. He was selected as a Fellow in the Royal Society in 1980 and as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1987.

Weiskrantz has conducted human and animal research in the area of consciousness for more than 30 years. The numerous books he has written include Consciousness Lost and Found in 1997, Thought Without Language and Blindsight in 1988 and Animal Intelligence in 1985.

His lecture is free and open to the public.

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