CBD Steering Committee

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CBD Steering Committee

Amy DryanskyAmy Dryansky director of FPR-HC Program in Culture, Brain, and Development 

Amy is a poet who has extensive experience working with student-centered programs and mission-driven community organizations. She has a particular interest in neuroaesthetics and the intersections between the arts and the sciences.


     Daniel Altshuler, assistant professor of linguistics, School of Cognitive Science

Altshuler's primary research interests are in the areas of semantics and pragmatics of natural language. His research investigates how compositional semantics interacts with discourse structure and discourse coherence.

 

Jane CouperusJane Couperus, dean of the School of Cognitive Science and associate professor of developmental cognitive neuroscience

Jane's primary research interests are in the development of attention, learning, memory, and their neurological substrates. Her research uses behavioral and physiological techniques (primarily event-related potentials) to gain a better understanding of the brain over the course of development.

Cynthia GillCynthia Gill, associate professor of physiology, School of Natural Science

Cynthia studies neural regulation and connectivity in response to hormonally-mediated environmental cues. Her interests span the areas of human and comparative physiology, neuroscience, endocrinology, herpetology, conservation biology, and behavioral biology.
 

Lise SandersLise Sanders, professor of English Literature and Cultural Studies 

Lise's research and teaching interests include 19th- and 20th-century British literature and culture, feminist theory, women's social history, film studies and early film history, and mass culture.
 

Laura SizerLaura Sizerassociate professor of philosophy, School of Cognitive Science 

Laura's research interests span issues in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, cognitive science and philosophy of biology. Her current research focuses on moods and emotions and the relationships between affect and consciousness.
 

 

Advisory Board of Affiliated Faculty 

Melissa Burch, assistant professor of cognitive development, School of Cognitive Science
Jennifer Hamilton, assistant professor of legal studies and anthropology, School of Critical Social Inquiry
Daphne Lowell, professor of dance and movement studies, School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Kristen Luschen, associate professor of education studies, School of Critical Social Inquiry
Lourdes Mattei, associate professor of clinical psychology, School of Critical Social Inquiry
Rebecca Miller, associate professor of music, School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies

Past Steering Committees

2008-2019

Jane Couperus, director 2011-2013, associate professor of developmental cognitive neuroscience, School of Cognitive Science 
Karen Danna, Foundation for Psychocultural Research Hampshire College CBD Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2011-2013)
Cynthia Gill, professor of physiology, School of Natural Science
Rebecca Miller, associate professor of music, School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies (2008-2011)
Laura Sizer, director 2008-2011, dean of the School of Cognitive Science and associate professor of philosophy
Pamela Stone director, 2013-2019, visiting assistant professor of biological anthropology, School of Critical Social Inquiry (2012-2013)
Irene Sukwandi, consultant from the Foundation for Psychocultural Research

2005-2008

Barbara Yngvesson, director of CBD, professor of anthropology, and dean of the School of Social Science
Rachel Conrad, associate professor of developmental psychology, School of Social Science
Jane Couperus, FPR-Hampshire College assistant professor of developmental cognitive neuroscience, School of Cognitive Science
Cynthia Gill, assistant professor of physiology, School of Natural Science
Laura Sizer, assistant professor of philosophy, School of Cognitive Science
Neil Stillings, professor of psychology and dean of the School of Cognitive Science
Irene Sukwandi, consultant from the Foundation for Psychocultural Research

2003-2005

Barbara Yngvesson, director of CBD, professor of anthropology, and dean of the School of Social Science
Rachel Conrad, associate professor of developmental psychology, School of Social Science
Debra Martin, professor of biological anthropology and dean of the School of Natural Science
Laura Sizer, assistant professor of philosophy, School of Cognitive Science
Neil Stillings, professor of psychology and dean of the School of Cognitive Science
Steven Weisler, professor of linguistics, School of Cognitive Science
Irene Sukwandi, consultant from the Foundation for Psychocultural Research

Founding Director of CBD: Barbara Yngvesson, professor emerita of anthropology, School of Critical Social Inquiry (formerly School of Social Science)

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