GUEST SPEAKERS

Essi Viding

Dr. Viding’s research combines a variety of methodologies in an effort to chart different developmental pathways to persistent antisocial behavior. Her research into how trauma affects young brains has appeared media outlets including The Conversation, The Guardian, and Huffington Post Canada. She has received several prizes for her work, including the British Academy Wiley Prize in Psychology, the British Psychological Society Spearman Medal, and the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award. She also is adjunct faculty at Yale.

David Anderson

Dr. Anderson’s research career has spanned multiple topics in neuroscience, from the study of neural crest stem cells that generate the developing peripheral nervous system to the neural circuits that mediate innate emotional behaviors, such as fear and aggression. He has published over 225 primary research articles and is the co-author of the book The Neuroscience of Emotion: a New Synthesis. His work in fruit fly models of aggression has been profiled in the New York Times and Charlie Rose’s two-part series on the brain.

Kent Kiehl

Dr. Kiehl conducts clinical neuroscience research of major mental illnesses, with special focus on criminal psychopathy, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. Using a one-of-a-kind Mind Mobile MRI System to conduct research and treatment protocols with forensic populations, his lab team has collected brain imaging data from more than 4,000 offenders at eight different facilities in two states. This represents the world’s largest forensic neuroscience repository. His research has been highlighted in media outlets including the New Yorker, Scientific American and Wired. Dr. Kiehl has published more than 200 research articles and also recently published a popular audience book called .

Adrian Raine

Dr. Raine’s research focuses on the etiology and prevention of antisocial behavior. He has published more than 450 papers and given over 400 invited presentations in 29 countries. He has authored several books, including . His awards include an honorary degree from the University of York (UK), and the Lifetime Contributions Award in Psychopathy from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. His work has been featured in The Guardian, NPR, Vanity Fair and other media outlets.