Elliot Daniel Ihm,
Michael van Elk &
“Religiousness as Meaning Making: From Neural Systems to Stories, Societies, and Cultures”
(Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8:00 – 8:55 am, Wolf Conference Room, Tamaya)
Daniel Elliott Ihm, who will present the lecture, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences with a focus on Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Northern Illinois University, where he focused on translational neuroscience and developmental psychology. His research interests include neuroplasticity and the neuroscience of conscious experience. Specifically, Elliott is investigating the impact of mindfulness training on neural networks underlying perception and attention. His research also addresses the phenomenology of awe-eliciting experiences, and the intersection between neurocognitive and narrative accounts of human experience.