Learning and Memory

2017 Sep 07

Cognition, Brain, & Behavior Research Seminar - Jeremy Manning

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

William James Hall - Room 765

Jeremy Manning - What are the limits of human memory?

Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College  

http://www.context-lab.com/

 

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...

Read more about Cognition, Brain, & Behavior Research Seminar - Jeremy Manning
2017 Oct 04

Colloquium - Daphna Shohamy, PhD

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall - Room 1, Basement Auditorium

Daphna Shohamy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology

Columbia University

https://psychology.columbia.edu/content/daphna-shohamy

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...

Read more about Colloquium - Daphna Shohamy, PhD
2017 Apr 26

Colloquium - Russell Poldrack, PhD

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall - Room 1, Basement Auditorium

Russell Poldrack, PhD

Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology

Stanford University

https://psychology.stanford.edu/node/3229

https://poldracklab.stanford.edu/

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...

Read more about Colloquium - Russell Poldrack, PhD
2016 Nov 02

Colloquium - Jenny Saffran, PhD

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall - Room 1, Basement Auditorium

Jenny Saffran, PhD

 Professor of Psychology

University of Wisconsin - Madison

https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/pi-Saffran-Jenny.htm

Topic : Building a lexicon

  Abstract: 

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?...

Read more about Colloquium - Jenny Saffran, PhD
Randy L. Buckner

Randy L. Buckner

Professor

 

Randy Buckner received his BA in Psychology and his PhD in Neurosciences from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University, and the Director of the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Division and faculty of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School.... Read more about Randy L. Buckner

Northwest Laboratory 280.06, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-384-8230
Mahzarin R. Banaji

Mahzarin R. Banaji

Department Chair; Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics
Harvard College Professor, 2014-2019
Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at Radcliffe, 2002-2008

Research Interests: Implicit social cognition; social development; attitudes & preferences; beliefs & stereotypes; intergroup relations; judgment & decision making; person perception; research methods.

... Read more about Mahzarin R. Banaji

William James Hall 1520, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-384-9203