Paul Whalen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. Professor Whalen is the amygdala, as some say.
Paul Whalen’s doctoral training in Physiological Psychology (at the University of Vermont with Bruce Kapp) comprised studies of the physiology and anatomy of the amygdala in animal subjects. His postdoctoral training (at Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital with Scott Rauch) involved a respecialization in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Currently, Dr. Whalen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. Within his laboratory, he uses fMRI as a tool to ask the human amygdala very similar questions to those he asked of the amygdala in animal subjects./p>