Virtual Lecture Series - Neuroscience of Stress and Resilience During a Covid 19 Holiday Season
6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020
We look forward to the winter holidays when we gather with friends and family to reflect on the year and share the joy of the season. This is also a time that can be very stressful! All of the planning, negotiations, family disagreements, and loss of loved ones can make this season of joy quickly turn to a season of anxiety and stress. This year is bringing a new challenge to the holiday season, COVID-19.
Presented by Dr. Lora Becker, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroscience Program, University of Evansville
She earned her MA in Psychobiology in 1995 and PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2022. She teaches a variety of neuroscience topics at UE including Sensation and Perception, Neuropharmacology, Neuropsychology, and a variety of special topics courses including Neuromechanisms of Stress and Resilience. Dr. Becker has published primary research in the areas of stress response and developmental effects of phytoestrogens. Her neuromarketing work has benefited several local Evansville companies. She has been recognized at UE with the 2017 Eykamp Prize, the 2009 Dean's Teaching award and the 2002 Dean's Student Advising award. Dr. Becker serves on the executive committee for several national neuroscience organizations, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience and Nu Rho Psi, the honor society for neuroscience. She is the President-Elect for the Board of Directors of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest, largest, and most selective academic honor society.
This virtual event is free and donations are gladly accepted.