Learning and Memory

2021 Oct 26

Psychology Colloquium - Yael Niv, Ph.D.

3:00pm to 4:30pm


Hosted online via Zoom video conferencing ~ See link below

Yael Niv, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience

Princeton Psychology Department and Princeton Neuroscience Institute

CoDirector ~ Rutgers-Princeton Center for Computational Neuropsychiatry (CCNP)



Topic: Carving the world into useful task representations

In recent years ideas from the computational field of reinforcement learning have revolutionized the...

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2017 Sep 07

Cognition, Brain, & Behavior Research Seminar - Jeremy Manning

12:00pm to 1:15pm


William James Hall - Room 765

Jeremy Manning - What are the limits of human memory?

Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College  



Our memory systems leverage statistical patterns in the world around us to organize and store incoming information, and to retrieve previously stored information.  This enables us to recognize the situations we are in and to adapt our behaviors accordingly.  For example, your might choose to behave differently on a road trip with close...

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2017 Oct 04

Colloquium - Daphna Shohamy, PhD

4:00pm to 5:00pm


William James Hall - Room 1, Basement Auditorium

Daphna Shohamy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology

Columbia University


The Learning Lab - http://shohamylab.psych.columbia.edu/index.php

Topic: How Memory Guides Value-Based Decisions

AbstractLearning is central to adaptive behavior. From robots to humans, the ability to learn from experience turns a rigid response system into a flexible, adaptive one. How...

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2017 Apr 26

Colloquium - Russell Poldrack, PhD

4:00pm to 5:00pm


William James Hall - Room 1, Basement Auditorium

Russell Poldrack, PhD

Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology

Stanford University



Topic:   The future of fMRI in cognitive neuroscience

Abstract: Cognitive neuroscience has witnessed two decades of rapid growth, thanks in large part to the continued development of fMRI methods.  In my talk, I will question what this work has told us about brain function, and will propose that cognitive neuroscience needs to change in at least...

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2016 Nov 02

Colloquium - Jenny Saffran, PhD

4:00pm to 5:00pm


William James Hall - Room 1, Basement Auditorium

Jenny Saffran, PhD

 Professor of Psychology

University of Wisconsin - Madison


Topic : Building a lexicon


Words are bundles of meanings and sounds (or signs). As mature language users, we have sophisticated knowledge about how words work, both on their own and as part of a lexicon. How does that knowledge emerge? In my...

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