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Brain and Humanity Collaborative: Stephen Porges, UNC Chapel Hill
February 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Neuroscience of Safety: Impact of Trauma, Abuse, and Chronic Stress on Mental Health
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Monday, February 13, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presenter: Dr. Stephen Porges
About Dr. Porges
Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He is the former president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences. He is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the consequence of feeling safe in maintaining and optimizing mental and physical health.
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It is sponsored by the the UNC Brain and Humanity Collaborative.