The Mind Research Network (MRN) presents a lecture by Adam K. Anderson, "Form and Function in the Emotions," on Friday, Oct. 8, at 11:45 in the MRN large conference room in the Pete and Nancy Domenici Hall.  A light lunch will be served. 

Anderson, an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Affective Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, was recipient of the 2009 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. Anderson was cited for "his outstanding contribution to understanding the representation of emotion and its influence on cognition." He discusses his findings at MRN and explains why understanding emotions and their expression are important in neuroscience discovery.

MRN, located at the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico, is an inde­pen­dent non-profit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to advanc­ing the diag­no­sis and treat­ment of men­tal ill­ness and other brain dis­or­ders. 

MRN is an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary asso­ci­a­tion of sci­en­tists who col­lab­o­rate with researchers at uni­ver­si­ties, national lab­o­ra­to­ries and research cen­ters around the world.  The orga­ni­za­tion is focused on imag­ing and genet­ics tech­nol­ogy and its emer­gence as an inte­gral ele­ment of neu­ro­science investigation.

For more information about the lecture, call the Mind Research Center at (505) 272-5028.