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Hart: Reconsider what you think you know about drugs

Columbia University’s Ziff Professor of Psychology Carl Hart, whose expertise is in neuropsychopharmacology and behavioral neuroscience, will speak on “Drug Use for Grownups: A Human Rights Perspective” on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Hart is … Continue reading

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Fear factor

Abigail Marsh, Georgetown University associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, will present “The Altruistic Brain: Making the Choice to Help” on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. She is author of the book The Fear Factor: … Continue reading

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Why you eat what you eat

Preferences and perceptions of food are not solely driven by a sense of taste.  In her new book, Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship With Food  (W. W. Norton & Company, December, 2017), Rachel Herz, a … Continue reading

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The inner experience

University of Nevada Professor of Psychology Russell Hurlburt will present “Exploring Inner Experience: Implications for Psychology and Neuroscience” on Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 305. Hurlburt is co-author of Describing Inner Experience?: Proponent Meets Skeptic, in which he … Continue reading

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Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

The field of cognitive neuroscience has grown as technological advances make non-invasive measurement of human brain activity more accessible. In the new textbook, Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Associate Professor of Psychology Scott D. Slotnick provides the … Continue reading

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Literature meets neuroscience

Boston College Professor of English Alan Richardson’s The Neural Sublime: Cognitive Theories and Romantic Texts brings recent work in cognitive neuroscience to bear on some famously vexed issues in British Romantic studies, and demonstrates in unprecedented ways how developments in … Continue reading

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