Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Sid Segalowitz is a professor in the Psychology and Neuroscience programs at Brock University, having earned his degrees at McGill and Cornell universities. He is also the founding and current director of the multidisciplinary Centre for Lifespan Development Research at Brock University. He has served as editor-in-chief of the journal Brain and Cognition from 2002 to 2014, and has published extensively on topics in cognitive and developmental neuroscience. His research has focused on psychophysiological measures (especially ERPs) to reflect attentional control processes in normative developmental and some special populations. Recent ERP work has focused on functions of the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex reflecting the cognitive-emotional interactions that occur when a person is in the midst of needing increased attention allocation, e.g., while making an unwanted erroneous response or having to inhibit a habitual response. His work has shown dramatic age-related effects, associations with personality traits related to reward sensitivity and to empathy and, more generally, relations to self-regulation. Other recent work focuses on early brain responses in affective information processing, especially to emotional faces.