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The Neuro Transmission is a podcast created to increase awareness of Psychology issues and topics.
In this series, reputable psychologists share their expertise in various facets of Psychology.

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Season 2

From forensic experts investigating murderers to magicians performing tricks for science,

Host Jeffrey Armstrong sits down with an engaging array of guests.

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Biographies

E. BRUCE GOLDSTEIN

E. Bruce Goldstein is Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He has received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh for his classroom teaching and textbook writing. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and his PhD in Experimental Psychology from Brown University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology Department at Harvard University before joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Bruce has published papers on a wide variety of topics, including retinal and cortical physiology, visual attention and the perception of pictures. He is the author of Sensation and Perception, 10th edition (Cengage, 2017), Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research, and Everyday Experience, 5th Edition (Cengage, 2018), and the editor of the Blackwell Handbook of Perception (Blackwell, 2001) and the two-volume Sage Encyclopedia of Perception (Sage, 2010).

V. MARK DURAND

Dr. V. Mark Durand is a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, and the author of more than a dozen books including two textbooks on Abnormal Psychology. The main focus of Psychology—discovering why people behave the way they do—continues to inspire him.

MIKE HOUT

Dr Hout is an assistant professor at New Mexico State University. His research is focused primarily on understanding human memory and attention, with an emphasis on human visual processing and eye movements. However, he also works in other areas, attempting to understand how the mind accomplishes such tasks as categorization, understanding speech and being able to appreciate similarity. He publishes regularly in peer-review outlets like the Journal of Experimental Psychology, as well as popular science outlets, like Scientific American Mind magazine. He recently collaborated on a grant that is being funded by the National Institutes of Health, he is an associate editor at Attention, Perception, & Pscyhophysics. His research and teaching have won him three awards from NMSU, including the Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence and the Early Career Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity. His love of Psychology was started, comically enough, when his mother bought him a Sigmund Freud book as a teenager. From there, he began reading the works of Oliver Sacks, which made him curious about the brain, and fell in love with Cognitive Psychology during an undergraduate course at the University of Pittsburgh. He reports that he couldn't imagine studying or teaching anything else.

ANTHONY BARNHART

Anthony Barnhart is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Arizona State University, where he began his graduate career with the intention of being a language researcher. To this end, he has published research examining the processes underlying handwritten word perception, a domain that has been largely ignored by psychologists. However, Tony is also a part-time professional magician with over 20 years of performing experience. His research trajectory changed in 2010 with the publication of the book Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about our Everyday Deceptions, in which he was featured as a consultant and teacher on the science of stage magic. The scientific interest that the book garnered motivated Tony to shift his focus toward the interface of science and magic. His current research on the topic explores inattentional blindness and the techniques magicians use to manipulate attentional deployment in time. He regularly teaches a college course devoted to the cognitive science of magic. More information is available at www.AnthonyBarnhart.com.

R. ERIC LANDRUM

R. Eric Landrum is a professor of psychology at Boise State University, receiving his PhD in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His research interests center on the educational conditions that best facilitate student success as well as the use of SoTL strategies to advance the efforts of scientist-educators.  He has over 400 professional presentations at conferences and published over 25 books/book chapters, and has published over 75 professional articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. He has worked with over 300 undergraduate research assistants and taught over 13,000 students in 24 years at Boise State.  During Summer 2008, he led an American Psychological Association (APA) working group at the National Conference for Undergraduate Education in Psychology studying the desired results of an undergraduate psychology education.  During the October 2014 Educational Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, Eric was presented with a Presidential Citation from then APA President Nadine Kaslow for his outstanding contributions to the teaching of psychology. 

MICHAEL BRITT

Ever since 1990 when Michael A. Britt, Ph.D., began teaching Psychology, he’s enjoyed telling students about the exciting research conducted in the field. Dr. Britt started his Psychology podcast, The Psych Files, in 2007 because of his love for Psychology, technology and education. He traces his love for Psychology back to the 1970s—when he first picked up a book on body language—and discovered how fun it is to learn the reasoning behind peoples’ behaviors. Today he works full time at Cengage, adjuncts at Marist College, celebrates over 10 years of maintaining his podcast, and has even created a few Psychology study apps for iOS and Android. Always interested in giving new technology a try, he was recently interviewed on NPR about his use of Snapchat and the teaching of Psychology.

BENJAMIN WHITE

Benjamin White is a Professor of Psychology at Blinn College in Bryan, TX, where he teaches General Psychology, Social Psychology and the Psychology of Adjustment. He is also the Faculty Fellow for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Blinn College, and delivers professional development talks and workshops on various aspects of andragogy, teaching, presentation strategies and learning to faculty several times a semester. Prior to teaching, Benjamin has worked as a Researcher and Lab Manager at Texas A&M University, Brandeis University and Harvard University, where he has done research on several topics in social neuroscience and visual learning.

He has a special interest in developing better student experiences and works across disciplines to develop strategies for increasing student engagement. Benjamin also serves Blinn College as the Curriculum Resource Team Chair for the Department of Psychology and serves on the Strategic Planning committees for both the institution and division of social sciences.

KATHERINE RAMSLAND

Dr. Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., began her career as an undergraduate with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy. She then went into a master's program at Duquesne University that combined them, but moved on to a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Having spent time as a Therapist and an Experimental Psychology Lab Assistant, she ultimately decided to pursue another Master’s Degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice—this time in Forensic Psychology, which changed her life. Now, she’s a Professor of Forensic Psychology at DeSales University and the author of 60 books. Dr. Ramsland loves exploring the developmental trajectory of people who become criminal offenders—especially serial killers—as well the fine details of individual casework. These have been her passion for more than two decades, and she tries to pass along this interest to her students.

MICHAEL DOMJAN

Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, has taught learning to undergraduate and graduate students since 1973. He served as Department Chair from 1999–2005 and was the Founding Director of the Imaging Research Center from 2005–2008. Noted for his functional approach to classical conditioning, Professor Domjan has pursued studies of sexual conditioning and taste aversion learning. Domjan is the 2014 recipient of the D. O. Hebb Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from Division 6 of the American Psychological Association. His research, supported by grants from NSF and NIH for 30 years, was previously selected for a MERIT Award by the National Institutes of Mental Health and a Golden Fleece Award by United States Senator William Proxmire.

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