Neuroscientist to lecture on Happiness and Mental Illness

April 4, 2013

Dr. Robin Nusslock, a clinical neuroscientist and assistant professor of psychology at Northwestern University, will deliver a lecture, titled"Happiness and Mental Illness: Too Much (or Too Little) of a Good Thing?," on April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Michel Student Center ballroom at Bradley University.

The talk will examine the role that abnormalities in brain regions involved in generating positive and rewarding emotions play in psychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, and addiction. 

Dr. Nusslock was recently recognized by the Association for Psychological Science as a 2013 "Rising Star" in the field of psychological science.

A poster session will be held prior to the colloquium from 6 to 7 p.m. in the lobby outside the ballroom. Honors students from the Department of Psychology will display posters summarizing their research and will be present to discuss their projects.

The annual honors colloquium and poster session are sponsored by the Daniel J. Elias Endowment Fund at Bradley.