Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research National Institutes of Health   The 9th Annual GVR Khodadad Lecture: The neuroscience of altruism, selfishness and wellbeing   Each year the CNS Public Talk Series highlights an issue or theme. The 2021-2022 theme is Wellbeing and the Brain. Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. Our […]

Marie Claire Villeval GATE (Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Economique) University of Lyon   Title forthcoming   Everyone is welcome to attend and can register here:   NoBeC (Norms and Behavioral Change) Talks showcase interdisciplinary early career and senior researchers working on norms and behavioral change around the world. Organized by the Penn Center for […]

ILST seminar: Joseph Coffey

December 3, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Joseph Coffey Department of Psychology Harvard University   How WEIRD is that? The relationship between parental input and child vocabulary in rural Ghana   A rich body of research has found evidence that child-directed speech plays an important role in the emergence of children’s early language. In some ways, this relationship is intuitive: children learn the language […]

Frank Keil Department of Psychology Yale University   The Curious Case of Clockwork Cognition: Why Are Young Children So Interested in Mechanism?   This speaker will give a virtual seminar via Zoom, with the talk streamed live in the Levin Auditorium so that anyone interested can still gather in person for a communal viewing experience. […]

CNI Seminar: Michael Arcaro

December 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Michael Arcaro Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania   BRB 251 and via Zoom   How IT cortex gets its spots   We are remarkably good at recognizing objects and faces in our environment, even after just a brief glimpse. How do we develop the neural circuitry that supports such robust perception? The biological importance of […]