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Monday, May 2, 2016

Ear Club: Domain-General Mechanisms in Music Cognition

Colloquium | May 2 | 4-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 (Beach Room)

Psyche Loui, Wesleyan University, Psych. Neuroscience & Behavior Wesleyan U.. Middletown

Department of Psychology

“Useful Biomarkers of Aesthetic Creativity”

Where does human creativity come from, and how can music cognition provide insight towards what it means to be creative? In this talk I will describe our recent efforts to understand and use our knowledge in musical creativity. I will begin by describing very recent work on jazz improvisation as a model of creativity, which entails perceptual...   More >

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Workshop | May 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 808 Stanley Hall

Erica Whitney, Associate Director, Berkeley Research Development Office; Kate Spohr, Research Outreach Specialist, Berkeley Research Development Office

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research , Berkeley Research Development Office

The CAREER Award program requires an integration of research and education activities beyond the scope of a regular NSF grant, so this workshop series will guide faculty members through the requirements and provide concrete suggestions on how to write the proposal.

The workshop will include a panel discussion with current CAREER Awardees.


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Upregulation of nicotinic receptors: new mechanisms and links to smoking cessation

Seminar | May 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

William Green , University of Chicago, Department of Neurobiology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ear Club

Colloquium | May 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 (Beach Room)

Poppy Crum, Dolby

Department of Psychology

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Redwood Seminar - Title coming soon!

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | May 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Melanie Mitchell, Portland State University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Scientific Writing

Seminar | May 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Erica Whitney, Associate Director for Strategy and Training, Berkeley Research Development Office

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research , Berkeley Research Development Office

Clear writing is a valuable skill for all researchers, and it can positively influence the impact of your science. This workshop will help you write about your research more clearly and effectively.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Thesis Seminar - Alina Liberman

Seminar: Thesis Seminar | May 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Alina Liberman, The Whitney Lab

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills