Fred Bremner, professor emeritus of psychology, died June 30, 2016. He was 80.
A specialist in the relationship between the brain and behavior, Bremner joined the Trinity faculty in 1965 as an associate professor. Promoted to full professor in 1974, he served twice as chair of the Department of Psychology before retiring in 1999. He preferred researching and teaching in the classroom over administrative work and frequently sponsored students' research and presentations at professional conferences.
He authored nearly 50 research papers and frequently presented at scientific meetings. He was the chief administrative officer on several privately or government funded research projects to study both human and animal psychological behavior.
Much of his research in his later career at Trinity revolved around pacemaker neurons and neural networks through computer simulations, robotics, and neural physiology. Research projects from this interest were often shared with the Department of Engineering Science.
Prior to joining the Trinity faculty, he was a research fellow at UCLA's Brain Research Institute and a Human Factors Scientist on the Apollo Moon Project with General Precision, Inc.
Bremner had a great love for horses and the outdoors and enjoyed teaching others to ride.
Bremner is preceded in death by his wife, Lois Wolfe Bremner, and survived by his son Morgan L. Bremner of California, and daughter, April M. Bremner of San Antonio. A memorial service was held on July 30, at First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio.