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<< Week of February 09 >>

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.