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PLACE lecture to Focus on Learning, Memory and Beyond

Published: October 9, 2017

Dr. Angela Sikorski

Dr. Angela Sikorski

“Learning, Memory and Beyond: Toward the Reality of the Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man” will be the focus of a  Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) lecture at Texas A&M University-Texarkana on Monday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. in University Center 217 on the A&M-Texarkana campus at 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.

Dr. Angela Sikorski, associate professor of psychology, will be the guest speaker. Her presentation will focus on learning and memory and the brain structures that mediate the processes by discussing case studies and empirical research. She'll also talk about the developing technology to create brain chips to restore memory and why such a device is not so farfetched given the success of other neural prosthetics that are in use today.

The free event is open to the public.

Dr. Sikorski is an experimental psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005. She was employed as a postdoctoral fellow in the neurobiology laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio until joining the faculty at Texas A&M University-Texarkana in 2008.

Broadly stated, Dr. Sikorski’s research interests lie in the neurobiology of learning and memory. Specifically, she is interested in the extent to which experience alters brain morphology, learning and memory.

Dr. Sikorski has authored numerous publications and is a member of several professional organizations including the Southwestern Psychological Association and Society for Neuroscience. In 2015, she received the Distinguished Faculty Member Award at A&M-Texarkana.

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Science and Technology.”

For more information, contact Dr. Corrine Hinton, PLACE chair, at Corrine.Hinton@tamut.edu and visit the PLACE website at tamut.edu/PLACE.

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