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Q&A with Cognitive Neuroscientist Dale Stevens

Elan Journo, W. Dale Stevens

Presented at: ARI Roundtable

Date: Jul 23, 2022

What biological processes underlie our ability to learn, retain, and recall conceptual knowledge? How are these processes affected by aging and by neurological disorders? Can we improve memory and cognition using neurointervention techniques? These are some of the questions that Dale Stevens investigates in his work as a cognitive neuroscientist, and I think you’ll enjoy meeting him at our next ARI Member Roundtable.
Dr. Stevens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Director of the York MRI Facility, and Director of the Cognition and Aging Neuroscience and Neurointervention Lab at York University in Toronto. Previously, he conducted postdoctoral work at Harvard University, and was a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Stevens has spoken at ARI’s Objectivist summer conferences, and he is an alumnus of the Objectivist Academic Center (a forerunner program of Ayn Rand University).
At the Roundtable, we’ll discuss his research on cognition, the state of the field (including why many neuroscientists claim that free will is an illusion), and the influence of Ayn Rand’s ideas on his thought and life.

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