Event Category: MindCORE Seminar Series

Gregory Corder Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania   Pain in the Brain or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Inanimate Objects   Our conscious experiences of pain and pleasure share many similar qualities: both narrow one’s range of focus, prioritize attention, occupy mental capacity and make it difficult to think about anything […]

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 […]

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 be served at 11:45am. The […]

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