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Monday, February 3, 2020

Cognitive/Cognitive Neurosience Colloquium

Colloquium | September 9, 2019 – February 17, 2020 every Monday | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Department of Psychology

This colloquium series covers both the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience areas with the Department of Psychology. The topics to be covered each week are determined by the individual laboratories in these areas, and it is possible that little information will be provided before each presentation. The schedule of talks can be found at the link below (accessible from within Berkeley).

Human Cognition Colloquium: Dynamic geometries of thoughts, memories, and conversations

Colloquium | February 3 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Jeremy R. Manning, Dartmouth College

 Department of Psychology

Our ongoing thoughts reflect how we perceive the world, remember our past, and communicate. I will describe approaches that my lab is using to model the dynamics of real-world thoughts and how our brains support those thoughts. Our central advance is to define mathematical spaces whose coordinates reflect different thoughts that people might have. We characterize experiences as they unfold in...   More >

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD

Colloquium | February 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University

 Department of Psychology

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Sensing the Behavioral Manifestation of Personality in Daily Life

Colloquium | February 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Gabriella Harari, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

People around the world own digital media devices (e.g., smartphones, wearables, smart home appliances) that mediate and are in close proximity to their everyday behavior and contexts. These devices contain mobile sensors and metadata logs that can be collected to obtain fine-grained records of personality-relevant information. In this talk, I will present findings from our smartphone sensing...   More >

Human Cognition Colloquium: “Evaluating truth in a fake news era”

Colloquium | February 5 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Nadia Brashier, Harvard University

 Department of Psychology

Every day, we encounter false claims that range from silly (e.g., We use 10% of our brains) to dangerous (e.g., Vaccines cause autism). How do we know what to believe? In this talk, I will put forth a three-part model of how people judge truth. First, most content encountered in daily life is mundane and true. Reflecting this base rate, we develop a bias to accept claims. Second, our own feelings...   More >

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Cognitive/Cognitive Neurosience Colloquium

Colloquium | September 9, 2019 – February 17, 2020 every Monday | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Department of Psychology

This colloquium series covers both the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience areas with the Department of Psychology. The topics to be covered each week are determined by the individual laboratories in these areas, and it is possible that little information will be provided before each presentation. The schedule of talks can be found at the link below (accessible from within Berkeley).

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The social psychology of socioeconomic mobility

Colloquium | February 12 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Mesmin Destin, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

American society is devoting growing attention to issues of inequality and the existence of opportunities for socioeconomic mobility. Comprehensive data regarding actual rates of socioeconomic mobility do exist, however people show systematic biases in their perceptions of how likely they are to move up or down the socioeconomic hierarchy. Further, studies demonstrate that people’s exposure to...   More >

Ghiselli Lecture 2020: How arousal increases neural gain and attentional selectivity

Lecture | February 12 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Mara Mather, PhD, University of Southern California

 Department of Psychology

The locus coeruleus is a small brainstem nucleus that is a hub region for integrating arousal signals. When activated, its neurons stimulate release of norepinephrine in cortical and subcortical brain regions to modulate physiology and cognition. Its anatomy makes it ideally suited to broadcast messages about arousing situations broadly throughout the brain – but nevertheless, experimental...   More >

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Cognitive/Cognitive Neurosience Colloquium

Colloquium | September 9, 2019 – February 17, 2020 every Monday | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Department of Psychology

This colloquium series covers both the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience areas with the Department of Psychology. The topics to be covered each week are determined by the individual laboratories in these areas, and it is possible that little information will be provided before each presentation. The schedule of talks can be found at the link below (accessible from within Berkeley).

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Faculty Research Lecture: Attention Deficits, Impulsivity, and Self-Harm: A Multi-level, Developmental Psychopathology Perspective

Lecture | February 19 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Stephen Hinshaw, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

From the core behavioral dimensions of attention and impulse control, to the clinical manifestations of ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, both voluminous science and major societal controversy exist. I review my lab's longstanding program of research on core cognitive mechanisms, risk and etiologic factors, the roles of parenting and peer relations in the unfolding of symptoms and...   More >

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Cognitive/Cognitive Neurosience Colloquium

Colloquium | February 24 – April 20, 2020 every Monday | 3-5 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Schedule of Speakers

 Department of Psychology

This colloquium series covers both the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience areas with the Department of Psychology. The topics to be covered each week are determined by the individual laboratories in these areas, and it is possible that little information will be provided before each presentation. The schedule of talks can be found at the link above (accessible from within Berkeley)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.