Warren S. Brown
Warren S. Brown is director of the Lee Edward Travis Research Institute at the Fuller Theological Seminary and Professor of Psychology in the Graduate School of Psychology. He is a member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute. Dr. Brown received his doctorate in Experimental Physiological Psychology from the University of Southern California (1971). Prior to Fuller, Brown spent 11 years as a research scientist at the UCLA Brain Research Institute and was a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion.
Neuropsychology Research – agenesis of the corpus callosum
Warren Brown is involved in experimental neuropsychological research related to functions of the corpus callosum of the brain and its relationship to higher cognitive processes in humans. In particular, he has been studying the implications of agenesis of the corpus callosum (i.e., congenital absence of the corpus callosum, the pathway that connects the right and left hemispheres). Brown has been interested in the implications of this disorder for mental abilities and social awareness. Over the last 15 years his lab has conducted the largest study accomplished thus far (both in number of subjects and depth of testing) on cognitive and social disabilities of individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum. He has authored or coauthored over 75 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals; 15 chapters in edited scholarly books; and over 120 presentations at scientific meetings.
- Warren Brown, Nancey Murphy and H. Newton Maloney (eds.) Whatever Happened of the Soul? Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998.
- Warren Brown (ed.) Understanding Wisdom: Sources, Science, and Society. Radnor, Penn: Templeton Press, 2000.
- Nancey Murphy and Warren Brown. Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? : Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will. Oxford, U.K., Oxford University Press, 2007.
- Malcolm Jeeves and Warren Brown. Neuroscience, Psychology and Religion: Illusions, Delusions, and Realities about Human Nature. Radnor, Penn: Templeton Press, 2009.
Sample Research Articles
- Brown, WS, Jeeves, MA, Dietrich, R., and Burnison, DS. (1999) Bilateral field advantage and evoked potential interhemispheric transmission in commissurotomy and callosal agenesis. Neuropsychologia, 37, 1154-1180.
- Brown, W.S. and Paul L.K., (2000) Psychosocial deficits in agenesis of the corpus callosum with normal intelligence. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 5, 135-157.
- Brown, W.S., Paul, L.K., Symington, M., and Dietrich, R. (2005) Comprehension of Humor in Primary Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. Neuropsychologia. 43:906-916.
- Brown, W.S., Symington, M., VanLancker, D., Dietrich, R. and Paul, L.K. (2005) Paralinguistic processing in children with Callosal Agenesis: Emergence of neurolinguistic deficits. Brain and Language. 93, 135-139.
Notes and references
- UCLA Brain Research Institute
- ISSR Founding Members list
- Travis Research Institute - Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
- Warren Brown - Faculty Page at Fuller Theological Seminar