Psychology professors discuss breakthroughs in neuroscience field

Amidst tailgating and catching up with old friends this weekend, students and alumni were offered a chance to hear professors speak on their work in psychology. “Making Waves: Mind-Blowing Breakthroughs in Neuroscience” focused on the latest breakthroughs in studies on the brain. This Alumni Association-sponsored TIER (Talks that Inspire, Educate and Resonate) Talk took place in the Watters Theater on Saturday. The panel featured Brandon Gibb, Sarah Laszlo and Christopher Bishop — all currently professors at BU — as well as Steve Treistman, a psychology professor visiting from the University of Puerto Rico. Bishop spoke about risks that are associated with humanity’s increased longevity thanks to progress in science and medicine. As people age, they are more susceptible to neurological diseases, such as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s. He is currently researching…

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