Warren S. Brown

Warren Shelburne Brown
Born (1944-09-08) September 8, 1944 (age 75)
Education B.A. Psychology at Point Loma Nazarene University (1966, magna cum laude)

M.A. Experimental Psychology at the University of Southern California (1968)

Ph.D. Experimental Psychology at the University of Southern California (1971)
Spouse(s) Janet Brown
Awards § Awards and honors
Scientific career
  • Evoked Potential Correlates of Information Delivery and Uncertainty in Downs Syndrome and Normal Children (1968)
  • Visual Evoked Potentials, Laterality of Eye Movements and the Asymmetry of Brain Functions (1971)

Warren S. Brown (born September 8, 1944) is director of the Travis Research Institute and Professor of Psychology in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. 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. [1] Brown was a founding member of the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum[2], the International Research Consortium on the Corpus Callosum and Cerebral Connectivity (IRC5)[3], and the International Society for Science and Religion.[4] Brown and his wife founded the annual "Warren and Janet Brown Scholarship" at Fuller that supports students in neuropsychological research.[1]

Neuropsychological research [ edit ]

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 20 years his lab has conducted one of the largest studies 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.[5] He has authored or coauthored over 80 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals; 15 chapters in edited scholarly books; and over 150 presentations at scientific meetings.[6]

Selected publications [ edit ]

Books [ edit ]

  • Warren Brown, Nancey Murphy and H. Newton Maloney (eds.) Whatever Happened to the Soul? Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998. Won the "Outstanding Books in Theology and the Natural Sciences Prize", awarded by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in 1999.[7]
  • 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.
  • Brown, W.S. and Strawn, B.D. The Physical Nature of Christian Life: Neuroscience, Psychology and the Church. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Research articles [ edit ]

  • 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.
  • Brown, W.S., Anderson, L., Symington, M.F. and Paul, L.K.(2012) Decision-Making in Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum: Expectancy-Valence in the Iowa Gambling Task. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 27(5):532-544.
  • Rehmel, Jamie L.; Brown, Warren S.; Paul, Lynn K. (2016). "Proverb comprehension in individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum". Brain and Language. 160: 21–29. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2016.07.001. PMID 27448531.
  • Anderson, Luke B.; Paul, Lynn K.; Brown, Warren S. (2017). "Emotional Intelligence in Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum". Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 32 (3): 267–279. doi:10.1093/arclin/acx001. PMID 28431033.

Awards and honors [ edit ]


Notes [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology."[10]

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