News & Events

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.

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.

 

Using Data to Predict Fate: Future Insight or Folly?

March 2, 2017

 

5:15-6:45 PM, William James Hall, B1

Presentations

Jerome Kagan, PhD
John Gabrieli, PhD
John Quackenbush, PhD
Judith Edersheim, JD, MD

Each speaker will give a brief presentation and then participate in a panel discussion moderated by Joshua Buckholtz, PhD. A reception will follow the event.

 

Creating Language in Man and Machine

October 18, 2016

5:15-6:45 PM, 110 Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall, Cambridge)

Presentations

Iris Berent, PhD
Steven Pinker, PhD
Alexander Sasha Rush, PhD
Jeff Orkin, PhD

Each speaker will give a brief presentation and then participate in a panel discussion moderated by David Caplan, MD, PhD. A reception will follow the event.

Sendhil Mullainathan elected into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 21, 2016

Sendhil Mullainathan, Robert C. Waggoner Professor Economics, has been elected into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world. Congratulations Sendhil!

Artificial Intelligence: Its Future and Ours

April 12, 2016

5:00-6:30 PM, B1 William James Hall

Presentations
David Cox, PhD
Julie Shah, PhD
Sendhil Mullainathan, PhD
Jonathan Zittrain, JD

Each speaker will give a brief presentation and then participate in a panel discussion moderated by Stuart Shieber, PhD. A reception will follow the event.

MBB 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series

MBB 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series

April 5, 2016

HELEN MAYBERG, M.D.

5:00 PM Tuesday, 5 April
WHAT HAS DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION TAUGHT US ABOUT THE NEUROCIRCUITRY OF DEPRESSION?
Introduction by David Silbersweig, M.D.
Post-Talk Commentary by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D.

5:00 PM Thursday, 7 April
FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVES ON DEPRESSION RECOVERY WITH DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
Introduction by Richard McNally, Ph.D.
Post-Talk Commentary by Steven Hyman, M.D.

B103 Northwest Building (52 Oxford Street, Cambridge)

Mind Control: Past, Present and Future

March 7, 2016

5:00-6:45 PM, CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium

Presentations

Rebecca Lemov, PhD – “The Long Shadow of Brainwashing: Behavioral Research from the Cold War to the War on Terror”
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD – “Enhancement of Cognition and Behavior in Health and Disease Through Noninvasive Brain Stimulation”
Seung-Schik Yoo, PhD – “Brain Stimulation by Sound Waves?!?”
Gabriel Kreiman, PhD – “Predicting Volitional Decisions From Neuronal Responses”
Ed Boyden, PhD – “Mapping, Observing, and Controlling the Brain Using Light”

Each speaker will give a brief presentation and then participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD. A reception will follow the event.