Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty Dialogues

Faculty Dialogues is our signature alumni academic program. These events put you in the room with innovative faculty to hear directly from them about their research and how it is changing the world for the better.

From Dolphins to Humans – Translational Neuroscience

6/5/2024  4:00 - 5:00pm

Dolphins, like humans, possess incredible cognitive skills. They also have sensory and physiological specializations that allow them to flourish in marine environments.

Join researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, New College of Florida and the University of St. Andrews for a discussion about how studies of dolphins not only satisfy our scientific curiosity, but inform how we think about and treat dysfunction of the human brain.

To join us, register here by June 4. You will receive a Zoom login link in your confirmation email. If you have any questions, contact


Barbara Shinn-Cunningham
Director, Carnegie Mellon University Neuroscience Institute
George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Auditory Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Barbara Shinn Cunningham 

Jana Kainerstorfer
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Jana Kainerstorfer

Heidi Harley
Peg Scripps Buzzelli Endowed Chair in Psychology
New College of Florida

Heidi Harley

Peter Tyack
Professor of Marine Mammal Biology, University of St. Andrews
Emeritus Research Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Peter Tyack


Previous Faculty Dialogues

Faculty Dialogues: Neuroscience of Risky Decisions

June 7th 2023

Neuroscience of Risky Decisions from CMU Alumni Association on Vimeo.