Julian Paul Keenan

Adjunct Professor

Julian Paul Keenan, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist and experimental psychologist. Dr. Keenan received his doctorate from The University at Albany and post-doctoral training at Havard Medical School. His research focuses on self-awareness and deception, attempting to discover which brain networks are critical for these abilities. Dr. Keenan uses a number of techniques including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. A native New Yorker, Julian Keenan enjoys painting and playing guitar.

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