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Event Category: MindCORE Seminar Series

  • Category MindCORE Seminar Series
  • From January 1, 2018
  • To October 29, 2020

Sam Gershman Department of Psychology Center for Brain Science Harvard University   The compositional nature of human function learning   How do people recognize and learn about complex functional structure? Taking inspiration from other areas of cognitive science, I argue that this is achieved by harnessing compositionality: complex structure is decomposed into simpler building blocks. […]

Judit Gervain Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception CNRS & Université Paris Descartes   Early auditory and speech perception lays the foundations of language development   Newborns and young infants have sophisticated auditory abilities. Some of these are broad and universal, others already reflect prenatal experience with the native language. The talk will present a series […]

Eric Turkheimer Department of Psychology UVA   What is Intelligence? What is Heritability? What is the Heritability of Intelligence?   Starting with Francis Galton, scientists trying to understand the genetics of complex human behavior have begun with the question of why people differ in intelligence; similarly, the foremost goal of intelligence researchers has been to […]

Terry Jernigan Professor of Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, and Radiology Director, Center for Human Development Co-Director, ABCD Study Coordinating Center UCSD   Developmental Population Neuroscience and the ABCD Study   In the last decade, increasingly large-scale studies with a focus on the developing mind and brain have been launched in an effort to expand and update […]

Christian Ruff Professor of Neuroeconomics and Decision Neuroscience University of Zurich   Dazed and confused? Neuro-computational origins of variability in goal-directed behavior   Goal-directed choices can vary strongly across time, even when the choice options remain constant. Classical behavioral choice models from psychology and economics subsume this variability in unspecific noise terms that have no clearly defined mental basis. In this […]