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You Snooze, You Win: Benefits of Sleep on Memory and Performance

February 15, 2018

5:15 - 6:45 PM
William James Hall, B1
33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

Sleep, we all know we need it, and most of us have at one time or another felt the consequences of getting too little of it, but WHY? Come and learn from cross disciplinary thought leaders as they discuss the biological and psychological underpinnings of sleep, the effects of too little sleep on cognition and academic performance, and the potential for future technologies to monitor and/or improve sleep quality.

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Graduate Students: Apply to Lead 2017-2018 Undergraduate Thesis Workshops!

August 22, 2017

Graduate students are welcome to apply to help lead MBB’s 2017-2018 undergraduate thesis workshops.

Our thesis program brings together seniors from all MBB tracks who are doing thesis research, to discuss their projects and eventually their findings as well as larger issues of communicating science to various audiences, with an interdisciplinary set of colleagues. MBB has undergraduate tracks in computer science, history and science, human evolutionary biology, linguistics, neurobiology, philosophy, and psychology....

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MBB Poster Showcase

April 24, 2017

4:00-6:00 PM
Northwest Café (52 Oxford Street, Cambridge).

Come see and hear about the exciting work being done by our postdoctoral fellows and students at the 2017 MBB POSTER SHOWCASE!

Food and drinks will be provided. All are invited.

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MBB 2017 Distinguished Lecture Series

April 5, 2017

 

DANIEL LEVITIN, Ph.D.

WEAPONIZED LIES: AN AMERICAN NEUROSCIENTIST SPEAKS ON THE POST-TRUTH ERA
Post-Talk Commentary by Jennifer Hochschild, Ph.D.
5:00 PM Wednesday, 5 April (Reception at 4:30)
Austin 200 Ames Court Room
1515 Mass. Ave. Cambridge

The language we use has begun to obscure the relationship between facts and fantasy. “Fake news” is too gentle a euphemism for what it is: lies. This is a dangerous byproduct of a lack...

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Poverty and Inequality: Societal and Psychological Costs

March 27, 2017

Austin Hall 100, Harvard Law School
1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge


Poverty, we often hear it discussed as a societal concern, but how well do we really understand the implications. Is all poverty the same or are there subcultures of which we should be aware? What are the effects of poverty on brain development and long-term outcomes? Where is our best hope for intervention? Join us as we take a deep dive into the cultural and psychological impacts of poverty.

 

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