Psych Seminar Series

Friday, March 22, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM MST Biological Sciences, Room CW-410 (Centre Wing)

Into the Gray Zone: Exploring Cognition at the Margins of Consciousness

Dr. Adrian Owen
University of Western Ontario

Disorders of consciousness, including coma, the vegetative state, and the minimally conscious state, are some of the least understood and most ethically troublesome conditions in modern medicine. Decisions to withdraw care focus typically on clinical indicators predicting a poor neurological outcome...

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Friday, February 02, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM MST Cancelled

The Transformation of Social Experiences into Adaptive Memories

Dr. Vishnu (Deepu) Murty
Temple University

Our social worlds are complex, necessitating the ability to prioritize events that will help us maintain adaptive decisions in social contexts. But how do we draw on prior experiences to help us navigate social dynamics. While a prior literature in social psychology has emphasized implicit learning systems that help guide these types of behaviors (i.e., impression formation, value-based learning), rodent and human work alike has highlighted a critical role for the hippocampus in adaptive social behaviors.

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