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Biopsychology seminar


  • Provide a forum for the presentation of work done by members of the behavioral neuroscience group.
  • Provide feedback concerning the material presented and the quality of the presentation.
  • Stimulate creativity and provide a basis for the development of critical thinking.
  • Hope that all this leads to publications and grants.

Types of Presentations

  • Design of a research project.
  • Data already collected as part of an ongoing project.
  • Professional issues.
  • Special faculty presentations.
  • Invited speakers.

Student Presentations

  • Plan to speak for about 20 min.
  • Use Power Point or similar.
  • Divide your talk as you would organize a paper.


  • Theoretical and applied relevance of the problem.
  • The method used or proposed.
  • The data obtained or expected.
  • Future directions.

Group Participation

  • Expect suggestions for improving your research and presentation.
  • Write down suggestions for future reference.
  • Think of the seminar as a friendly context to practice your scientific skills.


  • The Biopsychology Seminar started in 1994 and has been scheduled every semester since then.
  • Some invited speakers who contributed over the years include:
    • Abram Amsel (University of Texas, Austin)
    • Robert Batsell (Southern Methodist University)
    • Alan Daniel (Glenville State College)
    • Mike Domjan (University of Texas, Austin)
    • Perry Fuchs (University of Texas, Arlington)
    • Sue Grigson (Pennsylvania State University)
    • Masato Ishida (Osaka University of Education, Japan)
    • Joshua Jessel (Child Study Center, Fort Worth)
    • Bruce Overmier (University of Minnesota)
    • Jacob Norris (Naval Medical Research Center, Maryland)
    • Todd Roberts (University of Texas, Southwestern)
    • Tohru Taniuchi (Kanazawa University, Japan)
    • Carmen Torres (University of Jaen, Spain)
    • Christopher Watts (Texas Christian University)
    • Isabelle Muzzio (University of Texas San Antonio)

12:00-1:00 p.m., Wednesdays, WIN 245

The BP Seminar provides a forum for the presentation of work done by members of the behavioral neuroscience group. Occasional guest speakers are invited to talk about their research. Discussions aim at stimulating creativity and critical thinking, hoping that these skills would lead to article submissions and grant applications.


August 28: Research updates

September 4: Sara Guarino
September 11: Christopher Hagen
September 18: Luiz Freitas
September 25: Reagan Cox

October 2: Kelly Brice
October 9: Juliana Oliveira
October 16: Julia Peterman
October 30: Cheyenne Elliott

November 6: Vishal Thakkar
November 13: Paige Braden
November 20: Josiane Donadeli

December 4: Abby Mason
December 11: Shannon Conrad