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Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Time: Mondays 12:00pm-1:30pm

Location: 200B Schermerhorn

Theme: A forum for discussing research on topics of interest in behavioral neuroscience, cognitive and social psychology/neuroscience, ranging from perception, learning, memory and reasoning to social cognition, interpersonal relations, stereotypes, and self-regulation. Open to graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty.

Contact: Please send comments or questions to Matti Vuorre and Mark Conley.


Fall 2014
  • 9/8/2014 Carl Hart, Columbia University
    "Counterintuitive Thinking: Challenging Our Beliefs about Drugs"

  • 9/15/2014 Tory Higgins, Columbia University
    "Why and When Do We Choose to be Risky?"

  • 9/22/2014 Marivel Davila, Columbia University
    "Risk and protective factors associated with depression among racial and ethnic mothers of adolescents"

  • 9/29/2014 Daphna Shohamy, Columbia University
    "Intersection between learning, memory and decision making. How are decisions shaped by past experience? When are decisions guided by explicit knowledge, and when by implicitly learned associations or biases? Are explicit and implicit memories supported by independent cognitive and neural systems"

  • 10/06/2014 Raymond Crookes, Columbia University

  • 10/13/2014 Peter Balsam, Columbia University
    "Anticipation and Temporal Maps of Experience"

  • 10/20/2014 Jon Winawer, New York University
    "Seeing and the Brain: Spatial integration in the human visual pathways"

  • 10/27/2014 Bruce McEwen, Rockefeller University
    "How stress and sex hormones act on the brain"

  • 11/10/2014 Bill Hirst, New School

  • 11/17/2014 Andrew Gelman, Columbia University

  • 11/24/2014 First-Year Talks

  • 12/01/2014 First-Year Talks

  • Spring 2015

  • 1/26/2015 Nim Tottenham, Columbia University
    "Developmental affective neuroscience, limbic-cortical development, early-life stress"

  • 2/02/2015 Robert Remez, Barnard College
    "Perceptual organization, a facet of auditory and visual sensitivity that finds and follows speech in quiet and in acoustically busy environments"

  • 2/09/2015 Geraldine Downey, Columbia University
    "People’s expectations of rejection and their impact on the perception of other people’s behavior, in anticipation of and following social encounters."

  • 2/16/2015 No Talk - President's Day


  • 2/23/2015 Peter Rudebeck, Mount Sinai Hospital

  • 3/02/2015 Don Pfaff, Rockefeller University
    "Neuroanatomical, neurochemical and neurophysiological methods to study the cellular mechanisms by which the brain controls behavior"

  • 3/09/2015 Rae Silver, Columbia University
    "Human behavior is systematically affected by neural, hormonal and immune system signals of which we are not aware."

  • 3/16/2015 No Talk - Spring Recess

  • 3/23/2015 Jay Van Bavel, New York University
    "How values, identities and motivations organize social perception and evaluation, and the underlying neural mechanisms that mediate these processes."

  • 3/30/2015 Steve Fleming, New York University

  • 4/06/2015 Amy Finn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Learning in the developing mind and brain: how do cognitive and brain
    development constrain learning?"

  • 4/13/2015 Herb Terrace, Columbia University

  • 4/20/2015 Master's Talks

  • 4/27/2015 Master's Talks

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