Tuesday, August 14 2007 7:00p-9:00p
603 North Lamar (3rd FLOOR) 512-472-5050
Visitors are welcome, the meeting is free.
Mind, Brain and Hypnosis – Part 2
Terry Mikiten, Ph.D.
Dr. Mikiten will describe some of the phenomenology of hypnosis and offer answers to questions like…
- What is hypnosis?
- How does it work, and what are its brain mechanisms?
- How does the design of the brain help understand hypnosis?
- Is hypnosis a unique set of phenomena, or do some aspects of it resemble other mental or brain states?
About the author: Terry Mikiten, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist who has spent more than 40 years researching and teaching about the brain and nervous system. A graduate ofand The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he also did neuroscience research at Mount Sinai Hospital and Columbia University in . Arriving at the UT Medical School in in 1969, he did electrophysiological work on synaptic plasticity and the mechanisms of EEG and epilepsy. During part of this period he served as Assistant Director of the Texas branch of the Epilepsy Foundation.In parallel with his biological interests, he also pursued research into teaching methods. He created computer-based interactive teaching methods that included cognition-based techniques that blended concepts from the field of Artificial Intelligence and Informatics. As a part of this effort, he created the Neuroscience Software Project at UTHSCSA, a system for teaching Neuroscience to Graduate, Medical, Dental, and Nursing students. A Master Teacher, he has been awarded a Minnie Stevens Piper Professorship as one of the ten best teachers in Texas Higher Education. He was also a consultant to Apple Computer, IBM, and the Digital Equipment Corporation on topics related to Human Creativity and the Human-Computer Interface.
He was, for 20 years, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at. He is now Professor Emeritus in Physiology at UTHSCSA. After retirement in 2002, and year-long show on San Antonio Public Television, he returned to a long-time interest in the phenomenology and brain mechanisms underlying hypnosis. He is a certified hypnotherapist and a member of the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association.
For more information about the INACS Discussion Group, please contact Don Switlick @ 258-9878