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!
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 status in… Read more about MBB Distinguished Harvard Lecture - Professor Mahzarin Banaji (Psychology, Harvard)
The Neurobiology of Human Altruism Human altruism shaped our evolutionary history and pervades social and political life. There are, however, enormous individual differences in altruism. Some people are almost completely selfish, while others display strong altruism, and the factors behind this heterogeneity are only poorly understood. We examine the neuroanatomical basis of these differences with voxel-based morphometry and show that gray… Read more about MBB Distinguished Lecture 1, Professor Ernst Fehr, The Neurobiology of Human Altruism VIDEO