Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Michael Posner

Michael I. Posner is a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience, and was one of the first researchers to use then-emerging brain-imaging techniques to understand the brain processes underlying complex tasks. Posner studied the role of attention in tasks such as reading and number processing, and the development of More

Fostering Attention for Human Needs

Decades at the forefront of attention research have convinced APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner that attention can literally save lives: He witnessed a group of smokers reduce their cigarette consumption by 60% after just 2 weeks of mindfulness training. He confirmed an increase in brain activity in areas More

Regulation Across the First Decade of Life

Regulation – a multilayered construct defined by the interplay of excitation and inhibition –undergoes substantial development across the first decade of life, is supported by bottom-up processes, and matures in the context of parent-infant synchrony and the neurobiology of affiliation. The talk will chart a biobehavioral perspective on the development More