90th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science
March 20-22, 2013
Joint meeting with the
Alabama Junior Academy of Science,
Gorgas Scholarship Program, and
Southeast Division of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
The Final Program for the annual meeting is available now.
Call for Papers
Please read the Call for Papers for the annual meeting.
Title and Abstract Submission
Title submission is available now.
Titles must be submitted by: FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Abstracts must be submitted by: MARCH 6, 2013
Online registration and mail-in registration forms are available now.
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Friday Symposium Schedule
A Symposium on "A Beautiful Mind, Brain, Consciousness..."
Friday, March 22, 8:00 - Noon Brock Recital Hall, Samford University
8:00 - 8:10 Introduction - Symposium Chair, Ronald N. Hunsinger, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department Biological
and Environmental Sciences, Samford University, President, Alabama Academy of Science
8:10 - 8:40 "Philosophical Approaches to Consciousness," Dennis Sansom, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
8:40 - 9:20 "Is There Room for a Soul in the Physical Brain?" George Keller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Assistant Dean, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Samford University
9:20 - 10:20 "The Brain and the Consciousness of the Self," Jeanette Norden, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
10:20 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:15 "Senility and the Aging Brain" Andrew Lampkins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Samford University
11:15 - Noon "Artificial Intelligence" Franklin Amthor, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Alabama at Birmingham