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Hillary Blakeley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology will be teaching Behavioral Neuroscience this fall. Dr. Blakeley completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Baylor University in 2011, where she studied the cellular neurophysiology and excitability of the amygdala, which is known to be involved in such varied behaviors as fear, aggression, and social interactions. While she is very interested in the amygdala and neurophysiology, her current research interests have shifted to include the application of neuroscientific principles in education. Her ultimate goal as a teacher is not only to impart information, but also to help students become independent learners with the ability to carry the course content with them outside of the classroom. Dr. Blakeley feels lucky to teach such a fascinating subject, and wants her students to be as excited about neuroscience as she is!

 Email:   Blakeleyh@merrimack.edu                                                                  Office:  Sullivan Hall 10B                                                                                  Phone: 978-837-5361

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