McLean Hospital – 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Fredric Schiffer, MD, is a research associate at McLean and an assistant professor of psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School. Since 1990, he has been interested in studying the relationship between cerebral laterality and psychological states. His hypothesis is that each hemisphere is capable of manifesting separate personalities, one often more troubled by past traumas.
He also studies the role that near infrared light directed through the forehead to the brain may play as a treatment for psychological problems, and he is working on a hypothesis on the physical nature of conscious experience and its relation to the brain and to psychological function. Dr. Schiffer maintains a private practice of adult psychiatry in Newton, Massachusetts.
Schiffer F. Of two minds: the revolutionary science of dual-brain psychology. New York: The Free Press, 1998.
Belmont campus - Service Building, Room 139