BJ Casey on the Adolescent Brain at QC (September 23)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Keynote Address

Dr. BJ Casey

Professor of Psychology at Yale University, New Haven, CT

Adjunct Professor at The Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Friday September 23, 2016


Rosenthal Auditorium; ground floor, room 230, Rosenthal Library, Queens College campus

The Adolescent Brain: “Arrested”  or Adaptive Development

Dr. Casey is a world leader in human neuroimaging and its use in typical and atypical development. Her research focuses on developmental transitions across the life span, especially during adolescence. Her work is grounded in translational studies from genetically altered mice to humans to patients, developing models for several mental health problems, and informing topics that range from self-control to mental illness to social and legal policy. Rather than depicting the teen brain as defective, her research paints a picture of a brain that is sculpted by both biological and experiential factors to adapt to the unique social, physical, sexual and intellectual challenges of adolescence. Specifically, her lab is interested in which situations lead to break downs in self-control and which lead to adaptive behavior. (Read more at:

Dr. Casey will be giving the Keynote Address at the Neuropsychology Research Day, flyer attached.

Neuropsychology Research Day is a CUNY-wide conference for students and faculty to present their latest research.  The conference is free and open to the public; no registration necessary.  The full program will be linked here:

For more information please contact Dr. Carolyn Pytte:<>

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