Colloquium | September 9, 2019 – April 20, 2020 every Monday | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
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).
Colloquium | February 3 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Jeremy R. Manning, Dartmouth College
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 >
Colloquium | February 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Gabriella Harari, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
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 >
Colloquium | February 5 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Nadia Brashier, Harvard University
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 >
Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West
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.