Announcement

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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Levitin

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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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)

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MBB Distinguished Harvard Lecture - Professor Mahzarin Banaji (Psychology, Harvard)

MBB Distinguished Harvard Lecture - Professor Mahzarin Banaji (Psychology, Harvard)

April 13, 2015

MBB Distinguished Lecture: Group Love (Mahzarin Banaji)
Monday, April 13, 5 p.m., Yenching Auditorium (aka 118) in Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Talk Abstract: From the moment of birth, every human is a member of many groups. By the opportunities and liberties offered or snatched away, group memberships shape lives ubiquitously and enduringly.  Group memberships create affiliations of “us” and “them” and sensitivity to...

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MBB Distinguished Lecture 2, Professor Ernst Fehr, Neuroeconomics as a Unifying Approach Towards Understanding the Human Mind and Individual Behavior VIDEO

October 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1

5pm

Northwest Building, B-103

Neuroeconomics as a Unifying Approach Towards Understanding the Human Mind and Individual Behavior
In this presentation I argue that neuroeconomics can provide a unifying approach to understand both the human mind and individual behavior.  I illustrate my claim with two examples. In the first, we show that neural variables can be much more powerful predictors of out-of-sample behavior than behavioral variables. In particular, individual's...

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