Bio

Peggy Mason, PhD is a Professor in the&nbsp; <a href="http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/">Department of N</a>eurobiology&nbsp;at the&nbsp; <a href="http://www.jhu.edu/">University of Chicago</a>. She received both her BA in Biology and her Phd in Neuroscience from Harvard.&nbsp;Professor Mason has been on the faculty of University of Chicago since 1992.&nbsp;She has taught undergraduate, graduate and medical students and has received numerous&nbsp;teaching awards. Using her nearly 15&nbsp;years of experience teaching medical students,&nbsp;Professor Mason&nbsp;wrote a single-author textbook designed for medical students ( <i>Medical Neurobiology</i>, Oxford University Press, 2011).&nbsp; <br>Professor Mason's research focuses&nbsp;on the neurobiological basis of empathy and helping. For more information about her&nbsp;research and teaching, see the Mason&nbsp;Lab website ( <a href="http://masonlab.uchicago.edu/">http://masonlab.uchicago.edu/</a>). For tangential musings on every-day-neurobiology, visit Professor Mason's blog ( <a href="http://thebrainissocool.com/">http://thebrainissocool.com/</a>). <br> <i></i>

Courses

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life