Partial List of Lectures


The sex of the brain: two solutions to the same problem?
Invited Lecture, European Molecular Biology Organization, Annual meeting, Barcelona, Spain, September 6, 2010.


Brain changes after learning Tetris.
Invited Lecture, Spatial Learning Conference, National Science Foundation at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 19-21, 2010.


Neuro-imaging, neuro-intelligence, and education: Is it time to require students have a brain scan? 
Invited Lecture, Learning, the Brain and Intelligence Conference, San Francisco, Feb. 18-20, 2010.


Neuro-imaging studies of intelligence: What we know and what we don’t.
Colloquium, Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon Korea, September 25, 2009.


Neuro-Intelligence, Neuro-Personality and Neuro-Metrics: Can Brain Imaging Replace Psychometrics? International Society for the Study of Individual Differences annual meeting, Chicago, July 22, 2009.


Intelligence and the Brain. 
Public Lecture Series, la Caixa Foundation & Science Museum, Barcelona, Madrid, Tarragona, Lleida, Girona, Spain, October 21-30, 2008. 


Neuro-imaging studies of intelligence and learning, Invited participant, “How Can We Improve Our Brains?”
in honor of James Watson, Cold Spring Harbor, September 14-17th, 2008.


Neuro-imaging Research and Education.
Invited address, National Academy of Sciences symposium, Brain Science Meets Behavioral Science, Beckman Center, Irvine, November 9, 2007.


Brain imaging studies of intelligence in men and women.
Invited paper, The Science on Women and Science: What the Data Say. American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. October 1, 2007.


Neuro-imaging studies of intelligence. Invited presentation, Funding for Neuroscience Approaches to "high human abilities".
Templeton Foundation & McGovern Brain Research Institute, MIT, Cambridge, MA, May 23, 2007.


Are there sex differences in the neural basis of intelligence?
Invited address, Integrating Imaging and Genetics in Cognitive Research: An Advanced Study Initiative by the Dutch Society for Scientific Research, Royal Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 8th – 11th, 2007.


Consciousness: Mystery of the Mind.
Invited speaker, The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination, New York, New York, January 23, 2007.


The End of Individual Differences Research.
Invited Keynote Address, Spanish Society of Individual Differences Research, Madrid, Spain, January 27, 2006.


Assessing the Intelligence of Cognitive Systems: Lessons from brain imaging and psychometrics.
Invited Address, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA), Cognitive System Evaluation Workshop, Washington, D.C. January 12, 2006.


Brain Imaging Studies of Intelligence: closing in on the neuroanatomy of the general intelligence factor. Invited symposium (organizer & Chair), Annual Meeting of the International Society of Intelligence Researchers, Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 2, 2005.


Intelligence, the Brain, and You.
Keynote Address, UCI Phi Beta Kappa induction, June 17, 2005. PDF


Down Syndrome as a model for treatment studies of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Invited presentation, Merck Research Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA, April 20, 2005.


The gender gap in math and science: what brain imaging tells us.
Invited speaker, New York Academy of Sciences, Cooper Union, New York City, April 14, 2005.


Regional gray and white matter volumes predict intelligence,
Annual meeting of the International Society of Intelligence Researchers, invited symposium (organizer & Chair), Newport Beach, CA, December 3, 2003.


Keynote Address, Individual differences in the 21st century: The Next Decade of the Brain.
International Society For the Study of Individual Differences, University of Graz, Austria, July 15, 2003.


What is the Neurobiological Basis of Intelligence?
International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, 10th Biennial Meeting, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, July 8, 2001.


Brain Imaging Studies of Personality. 
Invited presentation, World Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, July 27, 2000.


Brain Imaging Studies of Intelligence. 
Invited presentation, Conference on Intelligence Research, Yale University, June 14, 2000.


Brain Imaging and Intelligence: Implications for Education.
Invited presentation, 20th Anniversary, Center for Academically Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, October 9, 1999. 


Brain Imaging Studies of Higher Cognitive Processes.
Invited presentation, Workshop on Paradigm Shifts in Cognitive Modeling, Office of Naval Research and IEEE, Washington, D.C. July 11, 1999.


Brain Imaging Studies of Learning and Individual Differences.
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Psychology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, invited presentation, October 9, 1998.


PET Studies of Personality and Cognitive Strategy.
Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden, invited conference presentation, June 5, 1998.


PET Studies of Memory and Anesthesia.
PET Center, University of Uppsala, Sweden, invited colloquium, June 5, 1998.


Functional Brain Imaging and Drug Development.
Medeval/ Neuroaxis, Ldt., University of Manchester, England, invited conference presentation, June 3, 1998.


Brain Imaging in Psychology: The Role of Individual Differences.
Invited presentation, Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia, December 4, 1997.


Brain Imaging Studies in Psychology.
Invited colloquium, Krasnow Institute, George Mason University, Virginia, November 19,1997.


PET Studies of Brain Metabolism in g-Loaded Tests.
International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (invited presentation), Arhus, Denmark, July 19-23, 1997.


Functional Brain Imaging Studies of Intelligence and Mild Mental Retardation.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Waltham, MA, May 23, 1996.


Brain Imaging Studies of Intelligence, Memory and Personality: The Role of Individual Differences
Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard University, May 20, 1996. 


Functional Brain Imaging Studies of Mental Effort, Mental Retardation, and Unconscious Memory.
Yale University, Child Study Center, September 19, 1995.


Brain Imaging Studies of Learning, Memory, and Intelligence.
Psychology Department Colloquium, University of California, San Diego, June 1, 1995


Functional Brain Imaging Studies and Individual Differences.
Colloquium, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, April 25, 1995.


Intelligence, Mental Effort, and Cortical Metabolism.
Office of Naval Research Grantee Meeting, University of Pittsburgh, October 18, 1993.


Brain Imaging and the Legal System.
Orange County Trial Lawyers and Judges, January 27, 1993.


PET Studies of Intelligence, Learning, and Memory.
Psychology Department colloquium, Case Western Reserve University, November 9, 1992.


PET Studies in Psychology and Psychiatry.
Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, October 27, 1992.


PET Studies of Learning and Intelligence.
Department of Education Conference on Television and the Preparation of the Mind for Learning, Washington D.C., October 2, 1992.


Personality and Hemispheric Differences Studied with PET.
International Society For the Study of Individual Differences, Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford, England, July, 1991.


Alcohol Induced Cerebral Metabolic Changes During Divided Attention Studied with PET.
Invited presentation, Institute of Human Performance, Lisbon, Portugal, Jan. 1991.


Positron Emission Tomography Studies of Anxiety.
Philip Morris Research Center, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 1990.


The Biological Basis of Personality. 
American Association for Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Boston, February, 1988.


The Use of Positron Emission Tomography to Study Human Performance.
Philip Morris Company invited lecture: October, 1987.


Brain Imaging and Individual Differences. 
An invited lecture series hosted by the Psychology Department, Case Western Reserve University, July, 1987.


PET and EP Imaging: Individual Differences in Introversion/Extraversion and Sensation Seeking.  
2nd International Conference on Individual Differences; Barcelona, Spain, June 1985.


A New, Empirical Model of Sensory Inhibition, Stimulus seeking and Personality. 
1st International Conference on Individual Differences: London, England, July, 1983.


Screening Normals for Biological Vulnerability with MAO and Evoked Potentials. 
Presented to Department of Psychiatry, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, July, 1981.