Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Founded
    1986
  • Seminar Number
    603

For more than 100 years, comparative psychologists have sought to understand the evolution of human intelligence. New paradigms for studying cognitive processes in animals—in particular symbol use and memory—have, for the first time, allowed psychologists and neuroscientists to compare higher thought processes in animals and human beings.  New imaging approaches have also facilitated exploring the neural basis of behavior and both animals and humans.  Questions concerning the nature of animal and human cognition have defined the themes of this seminar whose members include specialists in cognition, ethology, philosophy and neuroscience.

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Co-Chairs
Yaakov Stern
Professor of Neuropsychology, Columbia University, Taub Institute
ys11@columbia.edu

Herbert S. Terrace
Professor of psychology, Columbia
terrace@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Cait Williamson
cmw2166@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/18/2014 Faculty House
4:00 PM
Neurobiology of Primate Prosocial Behavior
Steve Chang, Yale University
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10/14/2014 Faculty House
4:00 PM
The Syntax of Mind: Dendrophilia and Human Cognition
Tecumseh Fitch , University of Vienna
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11/20/2014 Faculty House
4:00 PM
Developmental Origins of Differential Responding to Social Categories
Paul Quinn, University of Delaware
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12/11/2014 Faculty House
4:00 PM
The Emerging Synthesis of Evolutionary and Developmental Biology: Implications and Limits for Understanding the Transgenerational Effects of Early Experience
Myron Hofer, Columbia University
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01/22/2015 Faculty House
4:00 PM
Can Nonlinguistic Musical Training Change the Way the Brain Processes Speech?
Aniruddh Patel, Tufts University
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02/19/2015 Faculty House
4:00 PM
Constraints and flexibility in human object representations: Insights from infancy
Lisa Feigenson, Johns Hopkins University




03/05/2015 Faculty House
4:00 PM
TBA
Gyorgy Gergely, Central European University




03/26/2015 Faculty House
4:00 PM
Variability and Invariance in Speech and Lexical Processing: Evidence from Aphasia and Functional Neuroimaging
Sheila Blumstein , Brown University
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04/16/2015 Faculty House
4:00 PM
Consciousness and the Social Brain
Michael Graziano , Princeton University
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