Past Events

  • Randy L. Buckner, Sosland Family Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience, Harvard University

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

    Host: Mike Arcaro

    Title: Precision Estimation of Large-Scale Network Organization in the Human Brain

     

    Human association cortex is populated by a series of large-scale networks. In terms of organization, the multiple networks form an orderly progression that radiates outwards from sensory-motor networks to transmodal association networks that underlie advanced forms of human cognition. In-depth analysis within individuals reveals anatomical details including that functionally distinct networks are intertwined throughout multiple...

  • Rich Ivry, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

    Title: Probing the Role of the Cerebellum in Sensorimotor Learning and Cognition

    Host: Johannes Burge

    Abstract:  An impressive body of research over the past 35 years has implicated the human cerebellum in a broad range of functions, including motor control, perception, language, working memory, cognitive control, and social cognition. The relatively uniform anatomy and physiology of the cerebellar cortex has given rise to the universal cerebellar transform hypothesis (UCT), the idea that the cerebellum can be conceptualized...

  • Adam Aron, Professor, University of California, San Diego

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

    Title: Why Social Mobilization Is Essential For Confronting the Climate Crisis And What Academic Psychologists Can Do

    Host: Russell Epstein

    Abstract: Global heating appears to be accelerating and to prevent it from disrupting organized existence we must quickly and substantially reduce the burning of fossil fuels, reduce consumption and demand, and achieve a just transition to renewable energy. Local decision makers, including university chancellors, and city and state officials generally have not, and will not, implement policy in a timely...

  • Wendy De La Rosa, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

    Title: Budgeting Strategies & Consumer Behavior

     

     

     

    URL for more information: https://marketing.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/wendyde/

  • Nick Turk-Browne, Professor, Yale University

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

    Title: Cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory in human infants 

    Faculty Host: Nicole Rust
     

    URL for more information: https://ntblab.yale.edu/

  • Mauricio Delgado Professor, Rutgers University

     

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

    Title: Reward Processing in the Social Brain

    From winning a raffle to receiving praise from a colleague, the experience of reward elicits positive emotions, shapes our behavior and influences our emotional well-being.  Central to processing rewards is the role of the striatum - the input unit of the basal ganglia and a key node in a putative human reward circuit.  This talk will first describe early efforts aimed at characterizing a reward-related signal in the human striatum, its association with other brain regions and...

  • Duane Watson, Professor, Vanderbilt University

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

    Title: Language experience drives language understanding

    Abstract: The language environment is critical for language learning and vocabulary growth in children and in predicting the difficulty of processing words and sentences in adults.  However, psycholinguists have traditionally measured language experience by aggregating over populations. In this talk, I will share experimental evidence suggesting that an individual’s specific experience with language is linked to their specific preferences for different constructions.  By using NLP...

  • Gina Poe, Professor, UCLA

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

    Title: "Memory consolidation during sleep and implications for mental health". 

     

    Faculty Host: Anna Schapiro

    URL for more information: https://www.ibp.ucla.edu/faculty/gina-poe/
     
  • Jean Decety, Professor, University of Chicago

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

    Title: The role of empathy in morality: A force that can bind or blind us    

     Abstract: Empathy can be a strong motivation for moral behavior, but its influence can also have the opposite effect. People who are concerned for the well-being of others are more likely to help, care for them, and respect them. Empathy provides information for moral decision-making, which can supplement information based on reasoning, rational belief, and inference. However, empathy is limited and fragile, thus not always a reliable source of information in moral...

  • Dolores Albarracin, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

    Levin Auditorium

    425 S. University Avenue

     

    Title:"Communicating Behavior: Bottom-Up Processes of Social Influence" 

    Abstract: This talk will begin with an analysis of interindividual processes of person perception and communication that unfold in brief verbal messages such as those on social media. I will describe experiments designed to establish whether merely alluding to behaviors can influence others to perform those behaviors. After discussing the processes underlying the effects of interindividual messages, I will present big data...