Curriculum Vita

Amy L. Rosner


FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Human Visual Perception and Cognition, Biopsychology, Comparative Neuroanatomy, Comparative Perception and Cognition, Experimental Neuropsychology, Hypnotherapy, Mind-body Connection, Neurolinguistic Programming, Life Coaching, Health Coaching

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Attentional focus and memory reprogramming
Visual perception, attention and object recognition in humans and animals
Neuropsychology of higher-level visual information processing
Evolution of human brain structures and cognitive processing
Neuropsychology of creativity and artistry
Animal modeling of human brain dysfunction

EDUCATION

1996 Doctor of Philosophy degree in Experimental Psychology from The University of Memphis, specializing in Biopsychology and Experimental Neuropsychology
Dissertation: Laterality and evolutionary considerations of visual M- and P-
system information processing

1994 Master of Science degree in Psychology from The University of Memphis
Thesis: Attention in the rat: Effects of posterior parietal cortex lesions

1990 One year of graduate work in Cognitive Neuroscience at Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Center

1989 Bachelor of Arts from Ripon College with a major in Psychology and minors in
Biology and in the Philosophy of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

2019 Primal Health Coaching
Primal Health Coaching Institute

2015 Neurolinguistic Programming
Aspicum

2014 Clinical Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy Academy of America

2014 Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy Academy of America

2013 Professional Coaching
Coach Training Alliance
Mentor Coach: David Krueger, M.D.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Sigma Xi
University of Memphis Graduate Research Forum 1994: 2nd place, Biobehavioral
Sciences, and Sigma Xi award for creativity in methodology and best
presentation
Ripon College Achievement Award in Psychology
Beta Beta Beta Honor Society in Biology
Laurel Society (Ripon College Senior Honor Society)
Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology
Distinguished Honors Scholarship, Ripon College (4 years)

OFFICES HELD/COMMITTEES

2003 RainStar University: Academic Dean

2001-02 Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture
Academic Dean
Chair, Human Research Committee
Chair, Western Medicine Department

1998-99 Hartwick College: Self-study Committee

1993-96 Graduate Student Organization, The University of Memphis:
Chair, Scholarship and Awards Committee

1988-89 Psi Chi, Ripon College: President

1987-88 Psi Chi, Ripon College: Secretary/Treasurer

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015- Mentoring Program for coaches, hypnotherapists and NLP practitioners at
Amy Rosner, LLC

2001-02 Academic Dean, Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture
Research Methods

2000 AP Instructor, State University of New York at Delhi
Advanced Placement Introductory Psychology - taught over live video
feed to students in 3 local high schools

1998-2000 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Hartwick College
Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Substance Abuse,
Psychology of Art, Biopsychology, Sensation & Perception

1996-98 Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Whitman College
Introductory Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Seminar on
Attentional Disorders, Substance Abuse, Psychology of Art,
Statistics, Supervision of and Design Consultant for Senior Theses

1994-96 Instructor and Teaching Assistant, The University of Memphis
Undergraduate Research Design

1995 Guest Lecturer, The University of Memphis
Undergraduate Learning and Memory

1991-93 Guest Laboratory Instructor, The University of Memphis
Graduate Neuroanatomy Laboratory

1992 Guest Lecturer, The University of Memphis
Graduate Neuroanatomy

1991 Teaching Assistant, The University of Memphis
Introductory Psychology

1990-91 Lecturer, Cazenovia College
Introductory Psychology

1990 Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University
Undergraduate Human Information Processing Laboratory

1989 Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University
Introductory Psychology

1989 Completion of Undergraduate Teaching Seminar, Syracuse University

COURSES QUALIFIED TO TEACH

Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Psychology
Comparative Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
Hypnotherapy
Introductory Psychology
Learning and Memory
Life/Health Coaching
Neurolinguistic Programming
Neuropharmacology & Substance Abuse
Neuropsychology; Brain & Behavior
Physiological Psychology
Psychology of Art & Creativity
Research Methods: Experimental Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Statistics (through some graduate multivariate)

RESEARCH POSITIONS

1994-96 Research Assistant, The University of Memphis; Dr. Jeannette P. Ward
Evolution of attention and laterality

1992-94 Research Assistant on National Science Foundation Grant, The
University of Memphis; Dr. Guy Mittleman
Neuropsychology of attention and neglect

1991-92 Research Assistant, The University of Memphis; Dr. Guy Mittleman
Comparative neuroanatomy; neuropharmacology of behavior

1989-90 Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Syracuse University; Dr. Christine Chiarello
Neuropsychology of semantic and lexical priming

1988-89 Research Assistant, Ripon College; Dr. J. Timothy Petersik
Apparent motion perception

RESEARCH SKILLS

Animal Care and Use
Through formal coursework and laboratory experience I have become familiar
with husbandry, diseases and disorders, and use of a variety of laboratory
animals, including fish, amphibians, mice, rats, rabbits, and prosimians.

Behavioral Drug Studies
I have prepared and administered a variety of neuropharmacological agents to
rats. Such agents include several specific and non specific dopamine agonists
and antagonists, as well as diazepam and anaesthetic agents.

Computer-Aided Image Analysis
I have used the Jandel Video Analysis (JAVA) computer software to measure
brain structures from slides, NMR images, and ultrasound images.

Computer Programming and Operant Apparatus
I have been involved with the operation of a variety of behavioral testing apparati,
including electronic operant chambers controlled by SPIDER microprocessors. I
am capable of programming microcomputers in Turbo Pascal to run with or
without interfaced peripheral experimental devices and have had some brief
exposure to both BASIC and BBC BASIC computer languages. Additional
computer skills include several statistical programs including SPSS and
CRUNCH.

Histological Preparation
The histological techniques I have used with rat and prosimian brains include
removal and preparation of brain tissue utilizing freezing and celloidin
procedures, as well as Nissl and cholinesterase staining.

Human Studies
I have performed many human experiments, including several which employed
tachistoscopic and computerized perceptual apparati, and measurement of social
psychophysiological factors such as heart rate and galvonic skin response.
Training in cognitive neuroscience has provided me with experience in a variety
of human cognitive paradigms such as semantic and lexical priming. I have also
used SuperLab software to test detection and recognition of objects in a reaction
time paradigm.

Surgical Techniques
Comparative surgical techniques that I have learned include chemical and
suction ablations in rats, as well as sterile technique. I have used stereotaxic
equipment, infusion pumps, and surgical microscopy.

Videotape
I have had experience with operationally defining behaviors of bushbabies
(Otolemur garnettii) and precisely measuring them from videotape.

PUBLICATIONS

Rosner, A. L. (2023). Reconstructing Reality: Outsmarting the Brain to Rewrite Our Life Stories. Self-published.

Rosner, A. (2020). Create Yourself in Business: Use Your Own Unique Brand to Inspire Trust and Attract Ideal Clients. Self-published.

Rabinowitz, S. & Rosner, A. (2017). A Year of Gratitude: 365-Day Journal. Self-published.

Rosner, A. (2017). Stop Smoking & Get Healthy (Audio file).

Rosner, A. (2016). Relax & Breathe Easily (Audio File).

Rosner, A. (2015). Surgery Preparation Relaxation & Healing (Audio File).

Rosner, A. (2015). Hypnosis for Bladder Control (Audio File).

Rosner, A. (2015). Get Slim and Fit (Audio File).

Rosner, A. (2015). 21-Day Mindfulness Challenge (Mobile App for iPhone & Android).

Rosner, A. (Sept 2015). Why & How to Start a Mindfulness Practice. AZ Local Magazine, 3, 70-73.

Rosner, A. (2014). Creative Thinking Unleashed (Workshop Video).

Rosner, A. (2014). Create Yourself: One-Month Journal. Self-published.

Rosner, A. L., & Mittleman, G. (1996). Attention in the rat and effects of posterior parietal cortex lesions. Behavioural Brain Research, 79, 69-77.

Mittleman, G., Rosner, A. L., & Schaub, C. L. (1994). Polydipsia and dopamine: Behavioral effects of dopamine D1 and D2 receptor agonists and antagonists. Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, 271(2), 638-650.

Petersik, J. T., & Rosner, A. (1990). The effects of position cues on the appearance of stimulus elements in a bistable apparent movement display. Perception & Psychophysics, 48(3), 280-284.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Rosner, A. L., Ward, J. P., & Marks, W. (1999). Differential visual system involvement in processing natural and human-made objects. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA. August 1999.

Denio, S. M., & Rosner, A. L. (1999). Do women settle for lower paying jobs? Access discrimination as an explanation for the wage gap. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI. April 1999.

Rosner, A. L., Ward, J. P., & Marks, W. (1998). Visual field asymmetries in natural and human-made object information processing. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Joint Convention, Albuquerque, NM. April 1998.

Boston, L. B., & Rosner, A. L., (1998). A symbolic interactionist perspective of creativity: Possibilities for future research. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Joint Convention, Albuquerque, NM. April 1998.

Hodges, J. G., & Rosner, A. L. (1998). Focused, divided, and sustained attentional processing in fibromyalgia patients. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Joint Convention, Albuquerque, NM. April 1998.

Hodges, J. G., & Rosner, A. L. (1998). Gender conflict issues in fibromyalgia patients. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Joint Convention, Albuquerque, NM. April 1998.

LaBar, J. D., & Rosner, A. L. (1998). Retinal and ecological object presentation effects on detection and recognition. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Joint Convention, Albuquerque, NM. April 1998.

Koppitsch, S. E., & Rosner, A. L. (1998). Effects of occlusion on shape, object, and non-object completion time. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Joint Convention, Albuquerque, NM. April 1998.

Rosner, A. L., Cantrell, B., Ward, J. P., & Marks, W. (1997). Visual field asymmetries in object detection and recognition: Involvement of dorsal and ventral visual pathways. Poster presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Seattle, WA. February 1997.

Ball, J. F., Eacker, J. N., Reed, P. J. & Rosner, A. L. (1997). Discrimination of activity-based anorexia and effects of habituation and esterone. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association annual meeting, Seattle, WA. April 1997.

Rosner, A. L., Ward, J. P., Dodson, D. L., & Larson, C. F. (1996). Laterality of hand efficiency during prey capture in the galago (Galago moholi). Poster presented at the International Society of Comparative Psychologists annual meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 1996.

Watson, S. L., Rosner, A. L., & Ward, J. P. (1996). The association between scent-marking, response to restraint stress, and over-grooming in the small-eared bushbaby (Otolemur garnetti). Poster presented at the International Society of Comparative Psychologists annual meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 1996.

INVITED TALKS

Outsmarting Your Brain and Engaging Your Creative Mind. Mesa Community College Department of Psychological Sciences Evening Lecture Series. April 7, 2015.

Cognitive neuroscience: Black boxes and “gray boxes”. Hartwick College Biology Department. February 2000.

Visual Perception and Art. Hartwick College Art Department. February 2000.

Expanding Undergraduate Research Training and Career Development in Senior Seminars (with Eric S. Mankowski). Cupp Invited Symposium: Perspectives on Undergraduate Research. Western Psychological Association Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Joint Convention, Albuquerque, NM. April 1998.

Neuropsychology of attention and memory. Tri-Cities Fibromyalgia Support Group, Washington State University, Richland, WA. June 1997.

Discriminating what’s right and detecting what’s left: Asymmetries in dorsal and ventral visual system information processing. Skidmore College, January 1997.

WORKSHOPS

Creativity Recovery & Growth Workshop. Annually since 2022.

Womanpower Unleashed (with Irene Lebedies). January 24, 2015.

Hypnosis for Stress Relief. December 2014.

The Power of Introspection. October 2014.

Creative Thinking Unleashed. August 2014.

Hypnosis for Stress Relief. April 2014.

Effortless Weight Loss. February 2014.

Conference poster-making. Whitman College, January 1997.

PODCASTS/INTERVIEWS

Hyper Growth Zone Podcast (with Alex Morgan). Amy Rosner - Reconstructing Reality and Rewriting Your Life Stories. Mar 28, 2024.

Coaches Corner (Primal Health Coaching Institute). Leveraging Primal Health Coach Certification Across Diverse Fields with Dr. Amy Rosner. Mar 18, 2024.

Bridging Divides (with Mitchell Bates). Exploring The Mind: Reconstructing Reality - New Book by Dr. Amy Rosner. https://youtu.be/Oj6VwAVy1g4?si=PIpqDontOpZBXTy3. Jan 31, 2024.

Bridging Divides (with Mitchell Bates). Creative Thought is A Hypnotic State | Dr Amy Rosner. https://youtu.be/nkvtYTUQKOw?si=fNG8-nlTCLhKYVBL. Jul 19, 2023.

Eriks Digitala Marknadsföring (with Erik Olson). Ep. 24: With Amy Rosner, On Being Authentic And Finding Your Tribe. https://youtu.be/luJCxHgcZzo?si=YvTMYVdowWiiSRVv. Apr 22, 2021.

Entrepreneurs 'N Fuego. ’N Fuego 59: Amy Rosner - Amy Rosner Clinical Hypotherapy. https://youtu.be/W0-NzzhHXng?si=NI8dz7pNBB5C4_uO. Nov 3, 2015.