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Event Category: MindCORE Seminar Series

  • Category MindCORE Seminar Series
  • From January 1, 2018
  • To September 26, 2020

Andrea Beltrama MindCORE Postdoctoral Fellow University of Pennsylvania   Imprecision and speaker identity: How social cues affect meaning resolution   Speakers’ descriptions can be associated with a varying margin of imprecision: an actual time of 2:57 could be reported precisely as “2:57″, or less precisely as “3 o’clock” (Lasersohn 1999 i.a.). This variability introduces an element […]

Deanna Barch Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences Washington University in St. Louis   Mechanisms of Motivational Impairments in Psychosis   Psychiatric disorders involving psychosis are typically associated with hallucinations and delusions. However, hedonic and motivational impairments are a frequent additional component of psychotic disorders that causes significant disability and functional impairment.  Unfortunately, current treatments […]

This seminar has been cancelled. Brian Skyrms Department of Logic and Philosophy Science University of California, Irvine   From Democritus to Signaling Networks   Can meaningful communication arise spontaneously? 1. Investigation in the simplest signaling model. 2. Are the results Robust? 3. Can the game itself evolve? 4. Signaling Networks   A pizza lunch will […]

Ueli Rutishauser Center for Neural Science and Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology   Probing human memory at the single-neuron level   Memories are central to cognition and define each of us as an individual. We are utilizing extracellular recordings in humans undergoing neurosurgical procedures and computational […]

Todd Rogers Professor of Public Policy Harvard Kennedy School   Associative Memory and Behavior Change   I will talk about two papers that harness associative memory to facilitate behavior change over time.  This first, Reminders Through Association (w/ Katy Milkman) harnesses associative memory to tie future intentions to distinctive cues one will face in the future when […]