Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Special Event

Special Concert and Saturday Night Reception

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ballroom Promenade

The APS Saturday Night Reception will feature a special concert tied to the Music, Mind, and Brain Theme Program. The Reception is a wonderful opportunity to renew acquaintances and network with colleagues. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Dale Boyle

Dale Boyle
Award-winning Folk, Country, and Blues Singer-songwriter
Dale Boyle is a Canadian, Quebec-based award-winning roots and blues singer-songwriter. He has been called “one of the best to emerge from north of the border” (AmericanaHomeplace.com) and “an accomplished musician, a fine singer, and an exceptionally thoughtful, meticulous songwriter" (CanadianBlues.ca).

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Kevin Feyen

Kevin Feyen
Worth Publishers and former guitarist with the Black Eyed Peas
Kevin Feyen is a composer, guitar player, and full-time executive editor for psychology at Worth Publishers. Music collaborations include the Black Eyed Peas, Macy Gray, and The Idaho Falls. He scored the 2010 documentary film Girls Go Fast.


Robert W. Levenson

Robert W. Levenson
University of California, Berkeley and Past APS President
Robert W. Levenson is a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Levenson is a highly respected researcher in the field of psychophysiology, focusing particularly on the relationship between emotion and bodily processes. He is Past President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and Past President of the Association for Psychological Science.


Daniel J.  Levitin

Daniel J. Levitin
McGill University, Canada
Daniel J. Levitin is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and at McGill University in Montreal. He is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers, This Is Your Brain On Music and The World in Six Songs.

Daniel Levitin in the news: The Wall Street Journal (Nov 9, 2011), The New York Times (Jan 25, 2012) , and NPR (Feb 21, 2012).
Daniel Levitin on Music and the Brain: Web Exclusive


Bianca Levy

Bianca Levy
McGill University, Canada
Bianca Levy holds a master's degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University and is currently a doctoral student in School & Applied Child Psychology at McGill University. Her varied research interests include child psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, psychological statistics, psycholinguistics, and music cognition.


Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten
Five-time Grammy Award winner and bassist for Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
Wooten, a five-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Béla Fleck & the Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Wooten has become widely known for his own Grammy-nominated solo recordings and tours. He was also voted Bassist of the Year in Bass Player Magazine’s readers poll three times (the only person to win it more than once) and was voted one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top Ten Bassists of All Time in 2011.

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Subject Area: Music, Mind, and Brain

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