Mon, September 21 2009
Psychology Colloquium: Professor Kent Berridge, University of Michigan
Title: Delight, Desire and Dread: Limbic Brain Generators
Abstract: Different brain mechanisms appear to generate 'liking' and 'wanting' for the same reward. Yet surprisingly the same limbic brain mechanism may generate both wanting and fear. The talk will survey hedonic hotspots for sensory pleasure, mechanisms of incentive salience motivation, and the relation of desire to dread in limbic brain structures; limits to conscious awareness of these psychological processes; and potential roles in addiction and related disorders.
3:30PM in Stiteler Hall room B21. Refreshments will be served at 3:00PM in the Silverstein Forum