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Bryan Auday

Professor of Psychology

B.A. Biola University
M.A. California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D. Colorado State University

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Dr. Auday joined the Gordon faculty in 1986. His primary research and teaching interests are in neuroscience and cognitive psychology. In 2001 he started a neuroscience minor that offers an interdisciplinary study in psychology, biology, and kinesiology. He received the Distinguished Junior Faculty Award in 1994 and the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award in 2003 and 2014.

He works with students in Gordon’s Brain Imaging Laboratory which utilizes a 40-channel EEG system to study how brain waves can help us understand the neurophysiological signatures of cognitive processes. Currently, the lab is working on several projects that involve investigating the neurophysiological correlates of moral decision-making. One goal of the research is to gain a better understanding of the neurophysiological processes in the brain that drive the delicate interplay between cognitive and emotional systems used to make a moral decision.

In 2014, Dr. Auday served as co-medical editor for Salem Health Magill’s Medical Guide (7th edition), for all five volumes which was published by Grey House Publishers. Recently, he was invited to be guest editor for the journal Perspectives on Science and the Christian Faith for an upcoming special issue on the topic of Alzheimer’s dementia.