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interdisciplinary Mind and Brain (iMB) Seminar Series

The IMB seminar series highlights research focused on understanding the Mind and the Brain across a broad range of theoretical frameworks, content areas, and approaches. Please join your colleagues and esteemed speakers at noon on Fridays in the SAIL Room (111 Levin Building, 425 S. University Ave.) on the dates listed below. A pizza lunch will be served at 11:45am before each talk. 

 

Fall 2017

September 15
Marcelo Magnasco
Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience, Rockefeller University
Network-induced stability in a model of cortical architecture


September 22
Alyssa Crittenden
Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Paleolithic or Paleomythic? What modern hunter-gatherer diet composition and gut microbiota can tell us about the evolution of human nutrition and life history


September 29
Morgan Barense
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
The interface of memory and perception


October 13
Paul Schrater
Departments of Psychology and Computer Science, University of Minnesota
How to get modularity of mind by decomposing value into learnable probabilistic constraints


October 20
Dario Maestripieri
Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago
Personality traits and physiological reactivity to stress from a life history perspective


October 27
Steven Franconieri
Department of Psychology, Northwestern University
Visual attention creates structure over space and time


November 3
Russell Fernald
Department of Biology, Stanford University
How does social behavior change the brain?


November 10
no seminar



November 17
Dolores Bozovic
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
Sensitivity and self-tuning in the auditory system


December 1
Mitchell Roitman
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois
Mesolimbic encoding of affective stimuli: Tuning by physiological state and its proxies


December 8
Woo-kyoung Ahn
Department of Psychology, Yale University
Effects of Biological Explanations for Mental Disorders


Spring 2018

January 19
Moira Dillon
Department of Psychology
Harvard University


January 26
Miguel Eckstein
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
UC Santa Barbara


February 2
Koleen McKrink
Department of Psychology
Barnard College


February 9
TBA


February 16
Josh Tenenbaum
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
MIT


February 23
Tim Gentner
Department of Psychology
UCSD


March 2
Susan Goldin-Meadow
Department of Psychology
University of Chicago


March 9
no seminar - Penn Spring Break



March 16
Talia Konkle
Department of Psychology
Harvard University


March 23
Alan Spector
Department of Psychology
Florida State University


March 30
Charan Ranganath
Department of Psychology
UC Davis


April 6
no seminar - 20th Annual Pinkel Endowed Lecture


April 13
Jessica Cantlon
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
University of Rochester


April 20
Roland Fleming
Department of Experimental Psychology
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen


May 4
Jerome Busemeyer
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University - Bloomington


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PAST LECTURES

 

Spring 2017

January 20
Marcus Raichle
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Brain network connectivity, default network


January 27
Elissa Newport
Director, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, Georgetown University Medical Center
Brain plasticity and recovery


February 3
Winrich Freiwald
Laboratory of Neural Systems, Rockefeller University
Neural mechanisms of face perception


February 10
Tania Lombrozo
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Cognitive psychology of explanation and understanding


February 17
Shihab Shamma
Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland
Neuronal mechanisms of auditory processing


March 3
Tamar Kushnir
Evalyn Edwards Milman Associate Professor in Child Development, Cornell University
Early childhood cognition


March 17
Bruno Olshausen
Director, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, UC Berkeley
Vision in brains and machines


March 24
Geetha Ramani
Associate Professor, Developmental Science Program, University of Maryland
Early childhood interactions


March 31
Hyo Gweon
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
Social learning


April 7
Saskia DeVries
Senior Scientist, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Brain observatory: A survey of visual-evoked activity


April 14
Brian Wandell
Director, Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging, Stanford University
Vision science


April 21
David Heeger
Center for Neural Science, NYU
Perceptual psychology, vision


April 28
Brian Scholl
Director, Perception and Cognition Laboratory, Yale University
Perception and cognition


May 19
Jennifer Bizley
UCL Ear Institute, University College London
How does auditory cortex allow us to make sense of an auditory scene?

 

Fall 2016

September 9
John Beggs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics, Indiana University
High-degree neurons feed cortical computations


September 23
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Cortical control of auditory attention


September 30
James Hudspeth, Ph.D., MD
F.M Kirby Professor, Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, Rockefeller University
Making an effort to listen: mechanical amplification by ion channels and myosin molecules in hair cells of the inner ear


October 14
Greg DeAngelis, Ph.D.
Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
Neural Computation of Depth from Motion


October 21
Michael Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU School of Medicine
Neuronal mechanisms of vocal communication


October 28
Lera Boroditsky
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science, UCSD
Connection between language and cognition


November 4
Ilana Witten
Assistant Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Neural circuits mediating learning and decision making


December 2
Nicholas Priebe
Associate Professor, Neuroscience, UT Austin
Processes for visual representation of the world


December 9
Melchi Michel
Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology, Rutgers University
Visual perceptual judgements