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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… Read more about 2015 MBB Distinguished Harvard Lecture - Professor Catherine Dulac

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!

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 status in… Read more about MBB Distinguished Harvard Lecture - Professor Mahzarin Banaji (Psychology, Harvard)

Science, Humanities, and the Human Mind

October 30, 2014

Science, Humanities, and the Human Mind

A conversation between Professor Steven Pinker and Susanna Siegel

Moderated by Professor Anne Harrington

5 pm, Thursday, October 30, 2014  in Emerson 105

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

MBB Distinguished Lecture 1, Professor Ernst Fehr, The Neurobiology of Human Altruism VIDEO

September 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

5pm

Northwest Building, B-103

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

Marcus Tenenbaum Discussion VIDEO

April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, @ 5 p.m., Science Center Hall B

Gary Marcus (Psychology, NYU and Joshua Tenenbaum (Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT) discuss computational modeling of human cognition. Moderated by Susan Carey (Psychology, Harvard).​ 

Seminars in Brain and Behavior

Seminars in Brain and Behavior

July 5, 2013

Professor Ed Kravitz (seen here) will again be organizing the Seminars in Brain and Behavior series for faculty.  The first installment will take place in the fall, check back for details.