Toronchuk, Judith

Judith Toronchuk


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Judith A. Toronchuk, BA (Rutgers), MSc, PhD (McGill), is associate professor of psychology and biology at Trinity Western University in British Columbia where she teaches neuroscience and chairs the research ethics board.  At the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich from 1976 -1981, she investigated neural responses to vocalizations in the squirrel monkey.  Further research on neural mechanisms of auditory localization was carried out at the University of Munich and the University of British Columbia.  She has been a visiting fellow at Regent College, a school of theology associated with the University of British Columbia.  Recent research interests include the neural mechanisms and evolution of emotions.  She is on the executive committee of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation and is also chair of the Vancouver Science & Religion Forum.