Event Category: MindCORE Seminar Series

  • Category MindCORE Seminar Series
  • From January 1, 2018
  • To January 27, 2022

Ishmail Abdus-Saboor Department of Biology University of Pennsylvania   A Mouse Pain Scale: Assessment of Pain Sensation in Mice Using Sub-second Behavioral Mapping and Statistical Modeling   Rodents are the main model systems for pain research, but determining their pain state is very challenging. To improve upon the use of the paw withdrawal reflex to […]

Adrianna Jenkins Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania   Predicting flexible human social behavior Although human behavior reflects a concern for others’ welfare, people do not extend this concern uniformly. Instead, the mind adjusts the expression of prosocial tendencies across different social contexts. These adjustments can constitute critically useful flexibility in human social behavior, but, […]

Cendri Hutcherson Department of Psychology University of Toronto   Neurocomputational insights into social decision making, morality, and self-control   Selfish, unethical, and short-sighted decisions lie at the heart of some of society’s most pressing problems, but it is unclear why people so often struggle to make good choices. Here, I show how a simple neurally-informed […]

Leah Somerville Department of Psychology Harvard University   Using value to guide goal directed behavior: Neurodevelopmental mechanisms & behavioral consequences   My lab’s research aims to reveal how neurodevelopmentally-mediated shifts in circuit-level brain function contribute to changes in motivated, emotional, and social behavior during adolescence. My talk will feature new work that reveals how the adolescent […]

Brad Postle Department of Psychology University of Wisconsin   Controlling the Contents of Working Memory   The fact that a task as seemingly simple as the colored-squares change-detection task has such phenomenal psychometric properties (predicting, e.g., general fluid intelligence, standardized test performance, even lifetime earning potential and personality traits) suggests that it engages more than […]