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A professor of psychology at the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Warren S. Brown is also director of Fuller's Travis Research Institute and a member of the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Brain Research Institute, where he was a research scientist for eleven years before joining the Fuller faculty. His current research involves studies of neuropsychological and psychosocial deficits associated with agenesis (absence) of the corpus callosum of the brain, among several other areas. Dr. Brown is a magna cum laude graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University and earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Southern California in 1971. He has been a guest professor in the department of neurology at University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, and a visiting scholar in the department of communications and neuroscience at the University of Keele in England. A fellow of Division 40 (Neuropsychology) and Division 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Brown has won a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Career Development Award and a National Science Foundation Exchange of Scientists and Engineers Grant, as well as numerous NIMH and U.S. Public Health Service contracts and grants. He serves on the editorial boards of Perspectives in Science and Christian Faith and the Journal of the Biological Study of Religion. The author of some ninety papers appearing in scholarly journals or in volumes of collected works, he was the principle editor of a collaborative volume (with Nancey Murphy and H. Newton Maloney) on the integration of science and Christian faith, Whatever Happened to the Soul? Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature (1998), a study awarded a prize for Outstanding Books in Theology and the Natural Sciences by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, as well as the editor of Understanding Wisdom: Sources, Science, and Society (2000), a volume that looks for evidence of wisdom in both perception and performance, in sacred scripture, and in brain function. Dr. Brown is the author (with Nancey Murphy) of Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will (2007), a book in which the authors use contemporary developments in neuroscience and philosophy of mind to defend robust conceptions of mental causation and of humans as beings capable of rational, free, and morally responsible action. His newest book, (with Malcolm Jeeves) Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion: Illusions, Delusions, and Realities about Human Nature, provides an overview of what brain science can tell us about the phenomenon of religiosity and was published by the Templeton Press in 2009.