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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Larry Cahill, PhD

Dr. Larry Cahill is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.  He first became interested in brain and memory as an undergraduate at Northwestern University. After working for two years at Searle Drug Company in Illinois on memory enhancing drugs, he earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California at Irvine in 1990, then conducted post-doctoral research in Germany for 2 years.  He returned to UC Irvine to extend his research to studies of human subjects, which in turn led to his discoveries about sex influences on emotional memory, and to his current general interest in the profoundly important issue of sex influences on brain function.  
He is a long-standing leader in the area of brain and memory, and more recently has became one of the most influential leaders on the topic of sex influences on the brain.  He is an internationally regarded, dynamic speaker, whose work has been highlighted extensively in the press, including in the New York Times, London Times, Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, PBS, and 60 Minutes.
At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:
1.  Discuss why sex influences matter for studies of emotional arousal and memory
2.  Discuss why sex influences matter for essentially all of brain science, including studies of addiction

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