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November 6, 2020
November 2, 2020A recording of this colloquium can be viewed here.Title: Mechanisms of Threat Control in HumansFaculty Host: Anna SchapiroURL for more information: https://psychology.fas.harvard.edu/people/elizabeth-phelps-0This talk will be virtual and the zoom link and password will be sent on the day of the talk....
September 24, 2020
Paul and Marty concentrate on our history, particularly the aspects they knew intimately, rather than rendering a global history. They hope their stories will have implications for our long-term future as a department.
October 29, 2020October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)Author appearance and discussion with Matthew Cobb.
October 27, 2020October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)Russell Epstein, cognitive neuroscientist, whose research and teaching spans vision, memory and consciousness, will lead a discussion on consciousness. This is the subject of chapter 15, and is arguably neuroscience’s greatest challenge (or greatest dead end?).
October 23, 2020October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)Neuroscientist Michael Platt, who carries out basic and applied neuroscience research, with animal and human subjects, in the lab and in the field, will lead a discussion of the book’s final chapter, on the future of neuroscience.
October 20, 2020October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)Geoff Aguirre, who helped develop early methods of fMRI analysis, will discuss the high points and low points of cognitive neuroimaging, from so-called “voodoo correlations” to sex differences that may or may not be there depending on how the images are analyzed.
October 15, 2020October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)Computational neuroscientist Gidi Nave, will guide us through chapter 12 on the role of computational models in the development of neuroscience, including the current excitement over deep learning. What is at issue is not just the effort to better model or predict neural processes, but also the question of what kind of “device” the brain is.Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom...
October 13, 2020October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)Clinical psychologist Robert DeRubeis will lead the discussion of chapter 13 on neurochemistry and its relation to our understanding of psychiatric disorders and their treatment. This chapter recounts exciting early breakthroughs, ultimately balanced by an understanding of the complexity of depression and other disorders, and the absence of neurochemical silver bullets. Rob carried out some of the classic studies on antidepressant medication and cognitive therapy for...
October 8, 2020October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)Cellular neuroscientist Mike Kaplan, will discuss chapter 7 on the study of the neuron. Mike is an electrophysiologist and “Master of Ceremonies and head zookeeper at the Neurolab, an undergraduate teaching lab for electrophysiology and computer simulations.