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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Michael Pollan and Simon Sadler in Conversation

Lecture | April 1 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Journalist and best-selling author Michael Pollan is joined by noted architectural and urban historian Simon Sadler to discuss the history and new use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes, the subject of Pollan’s new book and an area illuminated by Sadler’s investigation of the philosophy he calls “hippie holism.” The conversation also touches on the counterculture pursuit of “evolved...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe," Jan De Vos

Lecture | April 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340, BCNM Commons

 Jan De Vos

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Allegedly, no reflection, knowledge nor theory are needed in the business of shaping the onlife self – let the data, algorithms and bots do the work!

In this talk probe the pitfalls that theory and criticism should avoid in this era of the digitalization of (inter)subjectivity. I argue that a critical history of digitalization needs in the first place a critical history of subjectivity. I go...   More >

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Deception and Trust in a Post-Truth World

Colloquium | April 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Canceled

 Jeff Hancock, Professor, Stanford University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

How is the rewiring of communication in the network age changing how we deceive and trust one another? How can we trust that news story, or a hotel’s online review, or that text message about someone being on their way? In this talk we’ll go over how principles from psychology and communication intersect deception and trust with technology. We’ll cover the state-of-the-art in deception detection...   More >

Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of A Diverse Community: The why, what, and how of making diverse learning communities effective for all.

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Claude Steele, University of California, Berkeley

 Dr. Waldo Martin, Jr., University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

 Division of Biological Sciences

Please join us for an important discussion on Stereotype and Identity Threat led by Professor Claude Steele of Psychology, followed by a panel discussion with Professor Waldo Martin, Jr. of American History and Citizenship and Professor Eva Nogales of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Biological Sciences, who welcomes the campus...   More >

 

  Registration opens March 16. Register online by March 29.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Counterfactual thinking and comparative similarity

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Felipe de Brigard, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Counterfactual thinking involves imagining hypothetical alternatives to reality. Philosopher David Lewis argued that people estimate the subjective plausibility that a counterfactual event could have occurred by comparing an imagined possible world in which the counterfactual statement is true against the current, actual world in which the counterfactual statement is false. Accordingly,...   More >

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Colloquium | April 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Vincent P. Clark, University of New Mexico

 Department of Psychology

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Does Poverty Lower Productivity? Evidence on the Cognitive Effects of Financial Constraints

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Recent work at the intersection of psychology and economics posits that the condition of being financially constrained induces cognitive load, leading to potentially lower cognitive function among the poor. If true, this has the potential to lower labor productivity among the poor—providing a channel through which poverty could directly reinforce itself.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cognition Colloquium: Emily Liquin "The Effects of Explanation Generation on Explore-Exploit Decision Making and Learning"& Sophia Sanborn "TBA"

Colloquium | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Room 5101

 Emily Liquin, UC Berkeley; Sophia Sanborn, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Grad student Emily Liquin will present her research, "The Effects of Explanation Generation on Explore-Exploit Decision Making and Learning," and grad student Sophia Sanborn will present some of her original research, topic TBA.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Data-Driven Personalized Therapy for Mood and Anxiety by Aaron Fisher Ph.D.

Colloquium | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Warner Brown Rm 3201

 Aaron Fisher

 Department of Psychology

The current talk will discuss methods for applying precision medicine concepts to behavioral data and cognitive-behavioral interventions. I will discuss data collection, analysis, and application methodologies for understanding individual psychopathologies. To this end I will discuss methods for identifying the symptoms and behaviors that make the greatest contribution to the structure and...   More >

Hidden Hearing Loss: Synaptopathy in noise-induced and age related cochlear damage: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | April 17 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

 Charles Liberman, Mass Eye & Ear Eaton Peabody Lab Boston

 Department of Psychology

The classic view of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is that the “primary” targets are hair cells, and that cochlear-nerve loss is “secondary” to hair cell degeneration. Our recent work in mouse and guinea pig has challenged that view. In noise-induced hearing loss, exposures causing only reversible threshold shifts (and no hair cell loss) nevertheless cause permanent loss of >50% of...   More >

Cultural Criticism in the Age of YouTube: Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak, moderated by George Strompolos

Lecture | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Rolla Selbak is writer and director of the film Three Veils; creator of the web series Kiss Her I’m Famous and Grrl’s Guide to Filmmaking. George Strompolos is founder and CEO of the YouTube network Fullscreen

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Teaching and Research Resource Fair: AIS-palooza

Special Event | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Academic Innovation Studio, Educational Technology Services, Center for Teaching and Learning, Library, Research IT, bConnected

Enjoy technology demonstrations and mini-sessions on connecting teaching and research, creating instructional videos, (re-)energizing your course, bringing social justice into the classroom, promoting your research, sharing and using open educational resources, securing your data, and much more!

The future of fMRI in cognitive neuroscience

Lecture | April 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Professor Russell Poldrack, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Professor Russ Poldrack from the Department of Psychology at Stanford University will speak in the Cognitive Neuroscience colloquium series.

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Colloquium | April 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Russ Poldrack, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 18 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Power Analysis and Meta-Analysis are Falsely Reassuring Solutions for Concerns about Statistical Power

Colloquium | April 19 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Leif Nelson, Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Transparency, disclosure, and preregistration have revealed that some statistically underpowered studies may be propped up by selective reporting and p-hacking. Conscientious researchers therefore have renewed investment in statistical power. One approach is to conduct traditional power analysis to correctly set the sample size. I argue that this tool is not helpful and often biased toward...   More >

Insights for Relationships and Health from Latino and East Asian Cultures: Equity and Inclusion Lecture

Colloquium | April 19 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Belinda Campos, PhD, UC Irvine

 Department of Psychology

Social relationships can enhance the quality of life by conferring higher levels of subjective well-being, greater resilience against adverse circumstances, and better health. To obtain these benefits, humans must navigate a complex social world where self-interest must be balanced by other-interest. In this talk, I will present a series of studies that show that Latino and East Asian cultural...   More >

Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 19 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 20 | 4:10-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Objectivity and Trained Judgment: Toward an ethnography of experimental psychology

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Emily Martin, New York University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Historians of psychology have described how the "introspection" of early Wundtian psychology largely came to be ruled out of experimental psychology settings by the mid-20th century. In this talk I will take a fresh look at the years before this process was complete -- from the vantage point of early ethnographic and psychological field expeditions and from observing several current psychology...   More >

Monday, April 24, 2017

Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism: John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Chloe Veltman

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

John Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program. Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on National Public Radio. Chloe Veltman is senior arts editor at KQED.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Cognition Colloquium: Tracking early vocabulary development with smartphones

Colloquium | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Stephan Meylan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Our own Stephan Meylan will present his work on, "Tracking early vocabulary development with smartphones."

Saturday, April 29, 2017

California Cognitive Science Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 29 |  Li Ka Shing Center

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Cognitive Science Student Association is pleased to host the ninth annual California Cognitive Science Conference (CCSC) held in April at UC Berkeley. The theme for CCSC 2017 is Mistakes. We will be exploring this exciting topic through the lenses of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, philosophy and more.

The CCSC is an annual all-day symposium bringing...   More >

The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It

Seminar | April 29 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Joan Halifax, Upaya Zen Center; Christina Maslach, UC Berkeley; Elizabeth Bromley, UCLA

 Emiliana Simion-Thomas, UC Berkeley

 Greater Good Science Center

At this day-long seminar, led by GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.--with special guests celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, Ph.D., burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.--you’ll explore the characteristics of burnout, its negative consequences, and the individual and organizational factors that make it more or less...   More >

 $159

  Tickets go on sale January 25. Buy tickets by emailing eliseproulx@berkeley.edu