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 […]

ILST seminar: Ping Li

March 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ping Li Center for Language Science Penn State University   Understanding the Second Language Learning Brain: Cyber-enabled technologies and computational methods Human language acquisition provides a powerful experience to the mind and the brain. In this talk, I present an interdisciplinary approach toward the study of second language (L2) from the perspectives of cognitive science, […]

CNI seminar: Long Ding

March 12, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Long Ding Department of Neuroscience University of Pennsylvania   The caudate nucleus and reward-biased visual decisions   Decision making is a complex process that interprets sensory information within the context of reward contingency, task goal and intrinsic bias, etc. How and where this process is implemented in the brain remain unclear. The basal ganglia have […]

Location: Tedori Family Auditorium, Ground Floor Levin Building (425 S. University Avenue)   Jen Christiansen Senior Graphics Editor Scientific American   Science Graphics: What, Why, When and How   What are science-centric information graphics? Why are they useful? When should they be produced, and how does one go about creating them? Jen will answer these […]

The 2018-2019 Center for Neuroscience and Society (CNS) Talk Series focuses on Drugs, the Brain and Society. Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. Our lectures are free to attend, but due to limited seating, please rsvp to:   Thursday, March 14 Psilocybin: Implications for healthy psychological functioning and therapeutics Roland Griffiths, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns […]

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