Dr. Sidney Segalowitz
Sid Segalowitz is Professor (Psychology and Neuroscience) and founding Director of the multidisciplinary Centre for Lifespan Development Research at Brock University. He has been the editor-in-chief of the journal Brain and Cognition since 2002, and has published extensively on topics in cognitive and developmental neuroscience. His research has focused on psychophysiological measures (especially ERPs) to reflect attentional control processes in normative developmental and some special populations. Recent ERP work has focused on functions of the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex reflecting the cognitive-emotional interactions that occur when a person is in the midst of needing increased attention allocation, e.g., while making an unwanted erroneous response or having to inhibit a habitual response. His work has shown dramatic age-related effects, associations with personality traits related to reward sensitivity and to empathy and, more generally, relations to self-regulation. Other recent work focuses on early brain responses in affective information processing.
Areas of Focus
Methodological innovations in EEG and ERP research