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May 6, 2015
Host: Kevin Ochsner, Daphna Shohamy
April 15, 2015
John O'Doherty   California Institute of Technology
"The Social Computational Brain: How the Brain Learns From and Makes Inferences About Others"
Host: Daphna Shohamy, Dean Mobbs
March 11, 2015
Karen Parker   Stanford University
"Translational Social Neuroscience: Animal Models to Patients with Autism"
Host: Kevin Ochsner, James Curley
March 4, 2015
Arie Kruglanski   University of Maryland
"The Forces of Cognitive Energetics"
Host: Tory Higgins
December 3, 2014
Todd Heatherton   Dartmouth College
"Breaking and Building Self-Regulation"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
November 12, 2014
Nick Turke-Browne   Princeton University
"Background Interactions Supporting Attention and Perception"
Host: Daphna Shohamy
November 5, 2014
Paul Shaw   Washington University, St. Louis
"Can Sleep Fix a Broken Brain?"
Host: James Curley, Sarah Woolley, Frances Champagne
October 22, 2014
Barbara Fredrickson   UNC, Chapel Hill
"Positivity Resonates"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 8, 2014
Geoffrey Cohen   Stanford University
"The Psychology of Change: Wise Interventions to Reduce Intergroup Disparities"
Host: Valerie Purdie-Vaughns
October 1, 2014
Art Arnold   UCLA
"Sex Differences in Physiology, Behavior and Disease: role of the sex hormones"
Host: Rae Silver
September 10, 2014
Nim Tottenham   Columbia University
"Human Amygdala-Cortical Circuit Development"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
May 7, 2014
Hosts: Kevin Ochsner, Daphna Shohamy
April 23, 2014
Wendy Mendes   University of California, San Francisco
"Affect contagion: Physiological covariation among strangers and close others"
Host: Valerie Purdie-Vaughns
March 26, 2014
Paul Whalen   Dartmouth College
"Neural Responses to Fear Predict Attention, Bias and Personality"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
March 12, 2014
Renée Baillargeon  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Early Sociomoral Reasoning"
Host: Joshua New
February 26, 2014
Timothy Behrens   University of Oxford
"Value, Competition and Choice in the Medial Frontal Cortex"
Host: Daphna Shohamy
December 4, 2013
Mike Shadlen  Dept. of Neuroscience, Columbia University
"Believing and Time: A Neural Mechanism for Decision Making"
Hosts: Kevin Ochsner, Daphna Shohamy
November 20, 2013
Larry Young   Emory University
"The Neurobiology of Social Relationships: Implications for Novel Therapies for Autism"
Host: Rae Silver
October 30, 2013
Rich Gonzalez   University of Michigan
“Pushing the Boundary of Decision Making Models: Emotions, Sustainability, Advice and Everyday Objects”
Hosts: David Krantz, Elke Weber
October 23, 2013
Ursula Staudinger   Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
"The plasticity of aging: psychological perspectives"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 9, 2013
Deanna Barch  Washington University
"Motivation and Cognitive Control in Psychosis"
Hosts: Daphna Shohamy, Kevin Ochsner
September 11, 2013
George Bonanno   Teachers College, Columbia University
"Beyond Trauma and Resilience: Mapping heterogeneity in response to extremely aversive events"
Host: Valerie Purdie-Vaughns
May 8, 2013
Psychology Honors Presentations  Columbia University
Hosts: Sarah Woolley and Kevin Ochsner
March 27, 2013
Alison Adcock   Duke University
"How Motivation Shapes Memory: Insights from human neuroscience and implications for mental health risk, trajectory and treatment"
Host: Daphna Shohamy
March 13, 2013
Joe Kable   University of Pennsylvania
"Sustaining delay of gratification: potential cognitive and neural mechanisms"
Host: Daphna Shohamy
February 20, 2013
Lila Davachi   NYU
"From rushing river to reflecting pool: how we structure episodic memories from continuous experience"
Host: Daphna Shahamy
February 13, 2013
"How moral psychology helps to explain America’s political polarization and paralysis"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
January 30, 2013
Bruce McEwen   The Rockefeller University
"Protective and Damaging Effects of Mediators of Stress and Adaptation: Central Role of the Brain"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 17, 2012
"Social pain and pleasure: The social neuroscience of rejection and connection"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
September 19, 2012
Malcolm Gladwell   The New Yorker
"A Few (Un)scientific Thoughts on Backlash"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
May 2, 2012
Psychology Honors Presentations   Columbia University
Host: Kevin Ochsner and Sarah Woolley
April 18, 2012
Paul Glimcher   New York University
"Choice and the Representation of Subjective Value in the Cerebral Cortex"
Host: Daphna Shohamy
March 28, 2012
Coren Apicella   Harvard University
"What can hunter-gatherers tell us about the origins of attractiveness, social and economic preferences?"
Host: Daphna Shohamy
March 7, 2012
Glenn E. Schafe   Yale University
"Neural Mechanisms of Emotional Memory"
Host: Daphna Shohamy
February 22, 2012
Geoff Schoenbaum   University of Maryland
"Does the orbitofrontal cortex signal value?"
Host: Daphna Shohamy
February 8, 2012
Marvin Chun   Yale University
"What is attention? Towards a taxonomy."
Host: Daphna Shohamy
January 25, 2012
Charan Ranganath   University of California Davis
"Memory is more than words: Context matters"
Host: Daphna Shohamy
December 7, 2011
Mark D'Esposito   University of California Berkeley
"Where Bottom-up Meets Top-down: Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Control"
Host: Kevin Oschner
November 9, 2011
Nora Newcombe   Temple University
"Developing an Integrated Mind"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 26, 2011
Fiery Cushman   Brown University
"Two Functions of Morality"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 12, 2011
Martha Farah   University of Pennsylvania
"Socioeconomic status and brain development"
Host: Kevin Oschner
September 28, 2011
Koleen McCrink   Barnard College
"Mathematical Operations Throughout the Life Span"
Host: Kevin Oschner
September 14, 2011
Jason Mitchell   Harvard University
"The origins of prosocial behavior"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
April 20, 2011
Paul Bloom   Yale University
"But is it art? A Case-study in the Cognitive Science of Pleasure"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
April 13, 2011
Daniel Schacter   Harvard University
"Constructive Memory and Imagining the Future: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
March 9, 2011
Michael Platt   Duke University
"From Brain to Society: The Biology of Social Preferences"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
February 23, 2011
Lisa Feldman Barrett   Northeastern University
"The Nature of Emotion"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
February 9, 2011
Jesse Snedeker   Harvard University
"Starting over: International adoption as a natural experiment in language acquisition"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
December 8, 2010
Shelly Gable   University of California Santa Barbara
"In Good Times and in Bad: Positive Interactions in Close Relationships"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
November 10, 2010
Ran Hassin   The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Russell Sage Foundation
"The Human unconscious: Some New Answers to Old Questions "
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 27, 2010
Liz Phelps   New York University
"What Emotion Does"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 13, 2010
Dorothy Cheney   University of Pennsylvania
"Why Be Nice? The Function and Mechanisms of Cooperation in Wild Female Baboons"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
September 29, 2010
Alexander Todorov   Princeton University
"Using Data-driven Methods to Model Social Perception and Explore its Neural Basis"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
September 15, 2010
Joshua James New   Barnard College
"Adaptive Visual Cognition"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
April 21, 2010
James Curley   Columbia University
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
April 14, 2010
Anthony Wagner   Stanford University
Remembering events past: Conjunctions, integration, and errors in human MTL
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
April 7, 2010
Laurie Santos   Yale University
"The evolution of irrationality: insights from non-human primates"
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
March 31, 2010
Jon Kronsick   Stanford University
"Social Psychology Under the Microscope: Do Our Classic Experiments Replicate When Participants Are Representative of the General Public Rather Than Convenience Samples of College Students?"
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
February 24, 2010
Karen Adolph   NYU
Learning to Move
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
February 17, 2010
Jamie Pennebaker   University of Texas
"What Our Words Say About Us"
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
January 27, 2010
Robert Siegler   Carnegie Mellon University
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
December 9, 2009
Claude Steele   Columbia University (Provost)
"Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us"
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
November 18, 2009
James Blair   NIH
"Amygdala and Orbital Frontal Cortex in Conduct Disorder and Callous and Unemotional Traits"
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
October 21, 2009
Karen Wynn   Yale University
"Social Preferences in Infancy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
October 7, 2009
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema   Yale University
"Lost in Thought: The Perils of Rumination"
Host: Dr. Kevin Ochsner
September 23, 2009
Frans de Waal   Emory Univrsity
The Age of Empathy: Primate Behavior and Human Society
Host: Dr. Kevin N. Ochsner
April 15, 2009
Turhan Canli   Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University
"Gene-environment Interactions in Emotion and Personality"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
April 1, 2009
John Lydon   Department of Psychology, McGill University
"Beyond satisfaction: How identity fuels commitment in the face of adversity"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
March 11, 2009
Morris Moscovitch   Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
"The hippocampus is a "stupid" memory module: Implications for theory and research"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
February 25, 2009
Huda Akil   Gardner Quarton Professor of Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
"Brain Biology of Temperament and Mood: The Meeting of Nature and Nurture"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
February 11, 2009
Alex Kacelnik   Department of Zoology, Oxford University
"Decision Making in Starlings"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
January 28, 2009
Jeremy Wolfe   Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
"Bags, breasts, and lots of little cells: Visual search gets real"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
November 19, 2008
Masatoshi Yoshida   National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Osazaki, Japan
"Awareness, decision and neuronal activity in monkey with blind sight"
Host: Dr. Hakwan Lau
November 5, 2008
Ellen Bialystok   York University
"Lifelong bilingualism: Linguistic costs, cognitive benefits, and long term consequences"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
October 22, 2008
Carl W. Lejuez   University of Maryland, Director- Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER)
"Development of a laboratory-based model of positive and negative reinforcement processes underlying risk-taking behavior"
Host: Dr. Carl Hart
October 8, 2008
Ofer Tchernichovski   CCNY, The City University of New York
"Song development: from sensory development to cultural evolution"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
September 24, 2008
Diana Reiss   Hunter College, Osborn Laboratories for Marine Science, New York Aquarium, Wildlife Conservation Society
"Reflections of animal minds: Mirror self-recognition in dolphins and elephants"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
September 10, 2008
Daphna Shohamy   Columbia University, Department of Psychology
"Learning to decide: How different forms of memory guide decisions and actions"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
April 16, 2008
Dr. Wendy Suzuki   The Center for Neural Science at NYU
"Associative learning and the Monkey Medial Temporal lobe"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
April 2, 2008
Dr. Julia Kim-Cohen   Department of Psychology, Yale University
"Nature and Nurture in the Development of Antisocial Behavior"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
March 12, 2008
Dr. Jennifer Steele   Department of Psychology, York University
"Women in mathematics: Examining the hidden barriers that gender stereotypes can impose"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
February 27, 2008
Dr. Jason Zevin   Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Cornell University
"Learning the limits on adult plasticity for speech"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
February 13, 2008
Dr. Joshua Tenenbaum   Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
"Bayesian models of inductive learning and reasoning"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
January 30, 2008
Dr. James Rose   Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
"The Science and Politics of Pain"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
November 28, 2007
Dr. Iven Van Mechelen   Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
“Challenges in contextualized personality research”
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
November 7, 2007
Dr. Eshkol Rafaeli   Department of Psychology, Barnard College
"Using diary methods in the study of affective structure and psychopathology"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
October 24, 2007
Dr. Anne Treisman   Department of Psychology, Princeton University
“Broad or narrow focus of attention: how does it determine what we see?"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
October 10, 2007
Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt   Department of Psychology, Stanford University
"Racial Residue: How Race Alters Perception of People, Places, and Things"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
September 26, 2007
Dr. Seth Pollak   Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin at Madison
“The Varieties of Emotional Experience: Learning, Social Development, and Neurobiology”
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
September 12, 2007
Dr. Hakwan Lau   Department of Psychology, Columbia University
"A Higher-Order Bayesian Decision Theory of Consciousness"
Host: Dr. Frances Champagne
April 25, 2007
Senior Honors Presentations
Host: Kevin Ochsner and Lois Putnam
April 11, 2007
Dr. Ludy Benjamin   Texas A&M University
"Babe Ruth, Brown v. Board, and the day psychology lost its mind: stories from Columbia University's Psychology Department"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
March 28, 2007
Dr. Kent Berridge   University of Michigan
"Affective building blocks inside emotion"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
March 7, 2007
Dr. Joachim Krueger   Brown University
"From social projection to social behavior"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
February 21, 2007
Dr. Carl Hart   Columbia University
"Effects of 3, 4-methylenedioxmethamphetamine (MDMA) and methamphetamine on mood and cognitive performance under controlled conditions"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
February 7, 2007
Dr. Shige Oishi   University of Virginia
"The psychological consequences of residential mobility: implications for well-being research"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
January 24, 2007
Dr. Susan Carey   Harvard University
"The origin of concepts"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
November 29, 2006
Dr. BJ Casey   Cornell Weill Med School
"Risk taking and the adolescent brain: who is at risk"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
November 8, 2006
Dr. Steve Kosslyn   Harvard University
"Mental imagery and the brain"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 25, 2006
Dr. Colin Camerer   CALTECH
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 11, 2006
Dr. Marcia Johnson   Yale University
“Using fMRI to explore components of reflective processing”
Host: Kevin Ochsner
September 27, 2006
Dr. Richard Nisbett   University of Michigan
"Culture and point of view"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
September 13, 2006
Dr. Frances Champagne   Columbia University
"Transgenerational influence of social experiences on brain and behavior"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
May 3, 2006
Senior Honors Presentations
Host: Lois Putnam and Robert Krauss
April 26, 2006
Senior Honors Presentations
Host: Lois Putnam and Bob Krauss
April 12, 2006
Dr. Tanya Chartrand   Duke University
"Moderators and consequences of nonconscious memory"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
April 6, 2006
"When language disrupts affect: a social cognitive neuroscience approach"
March 29, 2006
Dr. Lera Boroditsky   Standford University
"Relationship between language and thought"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
March 8, 2006
Dr. Marc Hauser   Harvard University
"Evolution of the language faculty: Interfaces between semantics and syntax"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
February 22, 2006
Dr. Gerald Clore   University of Viriginia
"Feeling is believing: some cognitive consequences of emotions"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
February 8, 2006
"Enhancement of learning in the human brain: evidence from functional neuroimaging"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
February 1, 2006
Dr. Barbara Tversky   Teachers College, Columbia University
"How people think about space"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
December 7, 2005
Dr. Elizabeth Brannon   Duke University
"The development and evolution of numerical thinking: monkeying around with numbers"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
November 30, 2005
Dr. Margaret Clark   Yale University
"What constitutes a high quality relationship & two processes through which one may deteriorate"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
November 9, 2005
Dr. Sheldon Cohen   Carnegie Mellon University
"Do positive emotions influence your health?"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
October 12, 2005
Dr. Alan Leslie   Rutgers University
"The 'theory of mind' mechanism: recent advances and emerging questions"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
September 28, 2005
Dr. Stephen Monsell   University of Exeter
"Preparing mind and brain for a change of task"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
September 14, 2005
Dr. Elke Weber   Columbia University
"Preferences as memory: query theory, time discounting, individual differences, and other dangerous things"
Host: Kevin Ochsner
April 20, 2005
Dr. David Rosenbaum   Penn State University
"The cinderella of psychology: the neglect of action in the science of mental life and behavior"
March 23, 2005
Dr. Wendi Gardner   Northwestern University
"Belonging regulation: the maintenance of subjective social connection"
March 2, 2005
"The neural foundation for conceptual representation"
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