Steven Pinker Department of Psychology Harvard University   “The Emperor, the Elephant, and the Matzo Ball: Common Knowledge as a Ratifier of Relationships”   The seminar will be held in the Levin Auditorium (Levin Building lower level), with a simulcast screening in the SAIL Room (111 Levin Building). Refreshments will be served after the seminar […]

SBSI seminar: Joyce Zhao

February 12, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Joyce Zhao Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania   Towards a space of behavioral interventions: Insights from the drift diffusion model Choice behavior can be influenced by many different types of incidental contextual factors, including those pertaining to presentation format, emotion, social belief, and cognitive capacity. Many of these contextual factors form the basis of behavioral […]

Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests. Not a talk – they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served.   Daniel Langleben is a professor of Psychiatry at the VA Medical Center and a member of the Center for Studies […]

Special CNI Seminar: Tim Behrens

February 12, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tim Behrens Computational Neuroscience Group Oxford University   Abstraction and inference in the prefrontal hippocampal circuitry   The cellular representations and computations that allow rodents to navigate in space have been described with beautiful precision.  In this talk, I will show that some of these same computations can be found in humans doing tasks that […]