Arthur F. Kramer, Ph.D.
Arthur F. Kramer, Ph.D., is the director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology and the Swanlund Chair and professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Illinois. Kramer’s research projects include topics in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, aging, and human factors. A major focus of his labs recent research is the understanding and enhancement of cognitive and neural plasticity across the lifespan. He is a former associate editor of Perception and Psychophysics and is currently a member of six editorial boards. Kramer, who received his Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1984, is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, a former member of the executive committee of the International Society of Attention and Performance, and a recipient of a NIH Ten Year MERIT Award. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, CBS Evening News, Today Show, NPR and Saturday Night Live.
Cristian Zaelzer-Perez Receives 2019 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2019
Interview with Cristian Zaelzer-Perez on his work bringing scientists and artists together to enrich one another.
Stefano Sandrone Receives 2019 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2019
Interview with Stefano Sandrone on how he got started in education, the importance of mentors, and more.
Centering Human-Centered Artificial IntelligenceReport from Neuroscience 2019
AI pioneer Fei-Fei Li shared her vision and research at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago.
INS Keynote Address: Martha Farah on the Impact of SESReport from the International Neuroethics Society Conference, 2019
Martha J. Farah delivered a spirited defense of the fledgling field of neuroethics to a supportive audience on Friday, the final day of the 2019 annual meeting of the International Neuroethics Society (INS), in Chicago.
Psychedelic Treatment for Consciousness Disorders?
If the complexity of a brain’s connections is a good measure of consciousness, and if psychedelics increase connectivity, could they help people in unconscious states like coma?
Functional Imaging of the Fetal Brain
Results from improved techniques—including finding brain tissue in a moving fetus in moving amniotic fluid—add to the argument that the seeds of some disorders are present before birth.
Growing Brains: Warnings from a Cell Line That Became ImmortalNeuroethics Essay Contest Winner, 2019
The winning entry in this year's Neuroethics Essay Contest, general-audience category, is by Sunidhi Ramesh, Sidney Kimmel Medical College Emory University
CNS Intervention in the Courtroom: An Ethical Evaluation of the Rehabilitative Potential of SSRIsNeuroethics Essay Contest Winner, 2019
The winning entry in this year's Neuroethics Essay Contest, academic category, is by Khayla Black, New York University Shanghai
The Right to Neurotechnology: Exploring the Government’s Role on Societal Stratification in the Future of Human EnhancementNeuroethics Essay Contest Winner, 2019
The winning entry in this year's Neuroethics Essay Contest, high-school category, is by Prithvi Nathan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Guns and the Mental Health MisnomerNeuroethics Viewpoint
While mass shootings continue to escalate, politics has led to the absence of solid, peer-reviewed research that will help identify individuals who might commit violent crimes. Column by Philip M. Boffey