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...
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...
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?...
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
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.