Professors Attend Neuroscience Conference

Monday, December 18, 2006

Dr. Alan Gittis, Westminster College professor of psychology, and Dr. David Goldberg, Westminster College assistant professor of philosophy, recently attended the Society for Neuroscience conference in Atlanta.

Gittis and Goldberg presented a poster titled "Clustering Neuropsychology and Philosophy: An Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Approach to the Embodiment of Mind," based on the professors' Westminster College cluster course.

"From the first time we taught the cluster, we noticed that the question of embodiment surfaced within both sections and tied the two disciplinary approaches together," Goldberg said. "The poster was displayed at the undergraduate teaching section of the conference and portrayed this integrative nature of the class."

Gittis presented a second poster titled "Local Decisions in the Radial Arm Maze," which was co-authored by recent Westminster graduate Lindsey Weber. Six Westminster students accompanied Gittis and Goldberg to the conference.

Contact Gittis at (724) 946-7358 or e-mail at, or Goldberg at (724) 946-7153 or e-mail at for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked among national leaders in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 361 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty, while choosing from 40 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa. campus.

Dr. Alan Gittis


Dr. David Goldberg