Homecoming 2015


TIER Talks:
Talks that Inspire, Educate and Resonate

Saturday, Oct. 10 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.
Watters Theater, Fine Arts Building


"Retraining the Brain"

The quest to understand the brain is almost as old as humankind itself. How do people think and reason? Are certain people prone to addiction or depression? If so, how and why? What are the mechanisms in the brain that reward self-defeating behaviors, and how can they be changed?

While questions such as these have boggled minds for generations, research into the pathways inside the brain offer hope and new insights. Alumni and faculty experts will discuss some of these ideas during Homecoming 2015 at the second TIER Talks: Talks that Inspire, Educate and Resonate. The panel discussion "Retraining the Brain" will be held at the Watters Theater on campus on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2:15 p.m. This event is open to the public.

Our distinguished panel will include:
Steve Treistman '67, professor of neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico

Christopher Bishop, professor of psychology

Brandon Gibb, professor of pyschology at Binghamton

Sarah Laszlo, assistant professor of psychology and linguistics at Binghamton.

The panelists will discuss their research on hemispheres of the brain, addiction, depression and Parkinson's disease. Our speakers will take questions from the audience toward the end of the session and will be available to talk with you at a reception immediately afterward.

TIER Talks, introduced at Homecoming 2014 (see video of "Rethinking Success"), engages alumni and faculty who are thought leaders to provide you with insights into hot topics in a manner that both informs and energizes you. Audiences come away from TIER Talks with a deeper knowledge of a topic and a desire to understand more about themselves and the world around them.



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