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 […]
Event Category: MindCORE Seminar Series
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 […]
Ueli Rutishauser Cedars-Sinai Title and abstract forthcoming A pizza lunch will be served at 11:45am. The seminar will run from 12:00pm – 1:30pm.