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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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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.

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!

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/04/election-of-harvard-faculty-to-american-...

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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.

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2015 MBB Distinguished Harvard Lecture - Professor Catherine Dulac

2015 MBB Distinguished Harvard Lecture - Professor Catherine Dulac

December 2, 2015

The Neurobiology of Sex, Gender, and Parenting
Wednesday, December 2, 4:30 PM, Yenching Auditorium

Social interactions are central to our lives, and the human brain is thought to be geared towards detecting, and reacting to social information. More generally social interactions are essential for animals to survive, reproduce, raise their young, and neuroscientists have long tried to decipher the unique characteristics of social recognition in humans and animals: what are the triggers to social behaviors such as mating, fighting, parenting? How is the...

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Garrett Lam '16 Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

November 25, 2015

Garrett Lam, a senior in the Neurobiology MBB track, has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar. According to the Harvard Gazette, Garrett plans to study at Oxford's Center for Neuroethics and its Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics before returning to Cambridge to further his interests in brain science and the justice system at Harvard Law School. MBB is happy to join the chorus of congratulations due Garrett for his achievement!