University of Oregon

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Elliot Berkman of the University of Oregon reveals the limits of brain training. 

Elliot Berkman is an assistant professor of psychology and director of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of Oregon. The SAN Lab studies how motivational factors and neural systems influence goal pursuit. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles.

About Dr. Berkman

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Helen Neville of the University of Oregon discusses a method that utilizes early childhood education to overcome socioeconomic disadvantages in educational outcomes. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Phil Fisher of the University of Oregon reveals an infant’s ability to pick up on the tone of conversations around them.  


Phil Fisher is a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. His research focuses on childhood trauma and maltreatment, and foster and adopted children.  He is particularly interested in the effects of early stressful experience on children's neurobiological and psychological development.

About Dr. Fisher