February 2024

2.30 PM IST

Room 113, School of Arts and Sciences
Central Campus, Ahmedabad University


The Neurological Foundation for Peace and Ahimsa

Seminar and Lecture Series
Frederick L. Coolidge | Speaker at Ahmedabad University

Frederick L. Coolidge

University of Colorado

The ability to make peace and adopt an ahimsa philosophy obviously emanates from the brain and its various structures. I will present the hypothesis that one particular region may be more responsible than areas for the ability to conduct peaceful negotiations, make peace, and follow an ahimsa philosophy; that region may be the retrosplenial cortex. This lecture is designed as a basic introduction to this idea and requires no knowledge of the brain whatsoever.


Frederick L. Coolidge

Professor Frederick L. Coolidge received his BA, MA, and PhD in Psychology and completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, all at the University of Florida. He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and a Guest Professor at IIT Gandhinagar. He co-founded the Center for Cognitive Archaeology at UCCS and has authored or co-authored 14 books and over 150 journal articles. He plays music with his band Pink Freud and bicycled across the USA in 70 days. He is the father of four children, four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.