Colloquium | September 9, 2019 – February 17, 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 12 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Mesmin Destin, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
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 peoples exposure to... More >
Lecture | February 12 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Mara Mather, PhD, University of Southern California
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 >
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.