Dear Friends of the Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society:
We pleased to extend to you an invitation to attend the first public talk in this year's Neuroscience & Society Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania. World-renowned researcher and Penn Distinguished International Scholar, Dr. Barbara Sahakian, will be speaking on "Cognitive Enhancing Drugs: Neuroscience and Society."
Mon, October 5 2009
Psychology Colloquium: Professor Nicki Crick, University of Minnesota
Title: Childhood Aggression and Gender: Boys Will be Boys, But What About Girls?
Mon, September 21 2009
Psychology Colloquium: Professor Kent Berridge, University of Michigan
Title: Delight, Desire and Dread: Limbic Brain Generators
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Dunlop Auditorium in Stemmler Hall at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, near 36th
and Spruce Street in Philadelphia. See below for details on location and parking.
Title: Physical Fitness or Obesity: Which Is the More Important Determinant of Health Outcomes?
Department of Computer Science
University of Bristol
Friday, September 11
Optimal decision making in the cortico-basal-ganglia circuit
It has been proposed that during choice tasks based on sensory
information cortical regions integrate evidence supporting alternative
responses, and the basal ganglia act as a central switch resolving the
competition between the cortical areas. This talk will show that many
Friday, July 24th at 1:00 pm
B35, Solomon Labs
Title: Predictors of Response to Medication and Cognitive Therapy in the
Treatment of Moderate to Severe Depression.
Despite abundant empirical evidence demonstrating that cognitive therapy
and antidepressant medications are effective treatments for depression,
neither treatment appears to work equally well for all patients. In the
three studies contained in this dissertation, I examined data from a
Friday, July 10, 1:30 pm
B35, Solomon Labs
Title: GROUP COOPERATION UNDER UNCERTAINTY
Previous research has shown an ‘interindividual-inter-group
discontinuity effect’: inter-group interactions generally lead to less
cooperative outcomes than interindividual interactions. In this
dissertation, I replicate the discontinuity effect in the deterministic
prisoner’s dilemma, but find that groups are more cooperative than
individuals in a stochastic version of the game.
Positive Health Lecture: Special Lecture on How Positive Emotions, Diverse Social Networks, and Social
Status Contribute to Lower Morbidity and Mortality
Dr. Sheldon Cohen, June 24, 2009 at 12 pm
TITLE: Effects of partial sleep restriction on biological markers of cardiovascular risk: Evidence for differential vulnerability within a healthy population.