Professor of Psychology
Professor of Neuroscience and Behavior
Middletown, CT 06459
Senior Research Scientist
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living
Hartford, CT 06106
John Seamon joined the faculty of the Psychology Department of Wesleyan University in 1972. He received his B.S. from Columbia University in 1966 and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1971. He was an NSF-sponsored postdoctoral fellow at New York University until 1972 and has taken sabbaticals at Yale University and Rockefeller University. At Wesleyan, he was elected four times to serve as Chair of the Psychology Department. In 2012, he joined the medical staff of Hartford Hospital’s Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center as a Senior Research Scientist, and he currently serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Memory. His research has focused on understanding basic processes in human memory. Current research at Wesleyan and ONRC is exploring the use of a memory camera, called SenseCam, for enhancing the retention of ongoing events with people with no memory deficits and individuals in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. John Seamon was awarded Wesleyan University’s Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2009.