"Sleep, Memory, and Dreams: Making Sense While You Sleep"-a special guest lecture by Dr. Robert Stickgold

Wednesday, March 23rd


Student Center Dining Room

Dr. Stickgold is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Center for Sleep and Cognition, in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center. His current work looks at the nature and function of sleep and dreams from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, with an emphasis on the role of sleep and dreams in memory consolidation and integration.  In addition to studying the normal functioning of sleep, he is currently investigating alterations in sleep-dependent memory consolidation in patients with schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and PTSD.  His work is funded by NIMH and Autism Speaks.  He has recently consulted to and received research funding from Merck & Co., Sepracor Pharmaceuticals, and Actelion Pharmaceuticals, and has consulted to Epix Pharmaceutical and Eli Lilly. 

He has published two science fiction novels, and over 100 scientific publications, including papers in Science, Nature, and Nature Neuroscience.  His work has been written up in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, and Seed Magazine, and he has given invited talks around the world, including Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, and The Netherlands. He has been a guest on The Newshour with Jim Leher and NRP’s Science Friday with Ira Flato several times.

"Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honor Society"

Saturday, March 26th

2:00 - 3:00pm

University Hall Conference Center

Congratulations to this year's Alpha Epsilon Lambda (graduate honor society) inductees at Montclair State University from the Department of Psychology's master's degree programs, especially Meaghan E. McNamara, who is this year's AEL president:

  • Caitlin Bassett: Psychology-Industrial/Organizational concentration
  • Annabys Duval: Educational Psychology-Clinical Psychology for Spanish-English Bilinguals concentration
  • Wilhanitra Lee: Educational Psychology-Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology concentration
  • Meaghan McNamara: Educational Psychology-Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology concentration
  • Alicia Palmeri: Educational Psychology-Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology concentration
  • Amanda Weiner: Educational Psychology