Events

Emily Falk Annenberg School of Communication   Neuroscience approaches to understanding how ideas and behaviors are spread   Location:┬áRoom 260 Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.   Each year, the CNS Public Talk Series highlights an issue or theme. The 2019-2020 theme is Penn Research on Neuroscience and Society. We are featuring faculty from […]

Alec Marantz Department of Psychology NYU   Morphemes in the Brain/Theory from the Brain   This talk will bring the audience up to date on the continuing research from the NYU MorphLab. First, I will clarify how the separation of morphemes (minimal units of syntactic processing) from their phonological or orthographic realizations underpins neurolinguistics work […]

Michael Hochberg Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique University of Montepellier Sante Fe Institute   How evolution and environment shape cancer   Evolutionary theory explains why metazoan species are largely protected against the negative fitness effects of cancers. Nevertheless, cancer is observed across a range of species and sometimes at high prevalence. I […]

Jesse Goldberg Department of Neurobiology & Behavior Cornell University   Male songbirds turn off their self-evaluation systems when they sing to females   Attending to mistakes while practicing alone provides opportunities for learning1, 2, but self-evaluation during audience-directed performance could distract from ongoing execution3. It remains unknown how animals switch between practice and performance modes, […]