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!
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.
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… Read more about 2015 MBB Distinguished Harvard Lecture - Professor Catherine Dulac
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!
Christopher D. Frith, Professor Emeritus of Neuropsychology at University College London discusses observational learning in humans and animals Thursday afternoon. His presentation on how culture affects the brain is the final installment of the Mind, Brain and Behavior Department's Distinguished Lecture Series for Spring 2013.
More than a hundred students and community members packed Geological Lecture Hall Tuesday evening to listen to a conversation between psychology professors Steven Pinker and Howard E. Gardner ’65.
The event, presented by the Mind/Brain/Behavior Graduate School Committee, was designed as a natural conversation between the two professors, giving students a chance to see them in a different environment than in a traditional lecture.