Marcus Walton, PhD
Ph.D., Caltech, Behavioral and Social Neuroscience
M.A., UC Berkeley, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience
B.S., Northwestern University, Neuroscience
For over twenty years, Marcus Walton was a Professor of Psychology at North Pacific University. His area of specialization is implicit cognition and the “unconscious,” leading him to research such phenomena as dreams, dream therapy, hypnosis, and phantom limbs.
Professor Walton has described his own research as “eccentric,” but his pursuits have resulted in numerous detailed and insightful studies and publications. His first publication, “Differentiating Hippocampal Theta Waves and Heightened Cortical Theta Waves through Hypnosis Techniques,” helped normalize non-technological techniques for enhancing the documentation of the human mind. His more recent studies have explored the origin of the seeming universality of certain Jungian archetypes in the subconscious and the use of dream therapy in the alleviation of psychosomatic damage. His works have been published in several well-known academic journals, including Altered Psychology, The Mind’s Eye, and American Dream Research Methods. Walton taught Psychology 101 and Abnormal Psychology classes for several years at North Pacific University, as well as several self-developed classes concerning his particular areas of research.
Areas of Interest
Alongside his numerous inquiries into the intricacies of implicit cognition, Walton has taken great personal interest into what he refers to as “the mythology of the mind,” researching the correlation between ancient and medieval mythology and concepts of modern psychology. Moreover, he is currently working on a private study, with an accompanying publication entitled “Variable Utility of Dream Therapy for the Treatment of Mental Illnesses in Non-Lucid Subjects.” Within the scientific community, Walton has touted and advocated an approach to method not dissimilar to Michael Polanyi’s, rejecting a positivist outlook towards scientific inquiry.