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  • CANCELLED - Robert Podesva, Stanford University Download CANCELLED - Robert Podesva, Stanford University to my desktop calendar

    January 28, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series. Speaker: Robert Podesva, Stanford University. Title: The Social and Linguistic Distribution of Creaky Voice (Vocal Fry). Abstract: Creaky voice, or vocal fold vibration characterized by irregular pitch periods, has been noted as a feature of young women’s speech in the media and academic research alike. Media portrayals, in particular, vilify creaky voice and call into question the vocal health of its users. In spite of strong language ideologies surrounding creaky phonation, no study has documented a higher incidence of creak among young women. In this talk, I report on the results of a large-scale acoustic study of creaky voice in conversational speech samples with residents of three communities in Inland California. Results indicate a change in apparent time, such that both young women and young men are leading a change toward creakier phonation; young women additionally show evidence of creaking at higher pitch levels. Notably, creaky voice is also prevalent in the speech of older women. Linguistic factors further constrain the use of creaky voice, encouraging its occurrence, for example, at the ends of phrases and in syllables that do not carry prosodic prominence. In sum, all speakers use creaky voice to some extent, in accordance with the demands of the linguistic system, and the feature is by no means confined to the speech of young women. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Cancelled: Women in Residency Speed Mentoring Download Women in Residency Speed Mentoring to my desktop calendar

    January 28, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM An opportunity for women medical students to learn more about residency career paths from the perspectives of women physicians and residents. http://biomed.brown.edu/owims/ Alpert Medical Building Info Session, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Invitation Only, BioMed: WIM
  • Cancelled: DEANS Translational Research Seminar Series Download DEANS Translational Research Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    January 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Join us for the inaugural DEANS Awards Translational Research Seminar Series. The series will run monthly throughout the 2015 academic year and will showcase the translational research being conducted by DEANS Award recipients. Welcome: Jack A. Elias, MD Cigarette Smoke Effects on Mitochondria—From Flies to Lungs: Sharon Rounds, MD & David Rand, PhD Probing Inflexibility: Mechanisms for Change of Mind in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Jerome Sanes, PhD & Benjamin Greenberg, MD, PhD Update on NIGMS IDeA-CTR submission: James Padbury, MD & Edward Hawrot, PhD Reception Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be served For questions, please contact: CCTS@brown.edu 222 Richmond Street, Room 270 Medical School, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Seminars
  • MCB Graduate Student Rotation Talks Download MCB Graduate Student Rotation Talks to my desktop calendar

    January 29, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM The first year MCB graduate students will present their first rotation talks. Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments
  • Vishnu Murty, New York University Download Vishnu Murty, New York University to my desktop calendar

    January 29, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series. Speaker: Vishnu Murty, New York University. Title: Motivated Memory: Mesolimbic-Hippocampal interactions during memory encoding. Abstract: Memories are not direct representations of the environment; rather, an individual's goals can influence how experiences are stored into long-term memory. The mesolimbic dopamine system, in particular the ventral tegmental area (VTA), is critical for motivating this adaptive behavior. However, many questions remain as to how this system shapes individuals' representations of their environment. I will present a series of studies using human neuroimaging to investigate how motivational drive facilitates hippocampus-dependent memory encoding and consolidation. Together, these studies support a model by which dynamic interactions amongst the VTA, hippocampus, and neocortex facilitate enriched memory encoding. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Bench to Bedside: Mark Albers (MGH) and Steve Salloway Download Bench to Bedside: Mark Albers (MGH) and Steve Salloway to my desktop calendar

    January 29, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seminar Title To Be Determined Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Dept: Neuroscience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Departments
  • Pathobiology Seminar Series: Michael Brown, Ph.D. Download Pathobiology Seminar Series:  Michael Brown, Ph.D. to my desktop calendar

    January 29, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Professor Michael G. Brown from the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia, will present "Inherited Resistance to Virus Infection". This lecture is part of the 2015 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series. 70 Ship Street, Room 107 For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Postdocs, BioMed: PathoGrad, Seminars
  • The Pharmaceutical Industry: A talk with Laura Garabedian, PhD Download The Pharmaceutical Industry: A talk with Laura Garabedian, PhD to my desktop calendar

    January 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM A talk as part of the Healthcare in America survey course regarding the pharmaceutical industry. Our speaker is Laura Garabedian, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Policy Research, from Harvard Medical School. Alpert Medical Building, Case Study Room 270 Medical School, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Lectures
  • EEB Brown Bag Seminar Series Download EEB Brown Bag Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    January 30, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Abigail Moore EEB Post-doc, Edwards Lab Talk Title: "Plant Diversification in Mediterranean Climates: How do they get there, what do they do, and where do they go afterwards?" Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Brown Bag Lunch, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: EEB, Seminars
  • MPP 3rd Year Talk: Nedyalka Valkov Download MPP 3rd Year Talk: Nedyalka Valkov to my desktop calendar

    January 30, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MPP 3rd Year Talk: Nedyalka Valkov - "Regulation of Cardiac Remodeling by MicroRNAs" http://www.brown.edu/go/mppgrad Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: MPPB, Seminars
  • MCB Data Club Download MCB Data Club to my desktop calendar

    January 30, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM MCB Data Club presenters: Christine Scaduto (Bennett Lab): "Rewiring the signaling architecture between two epigenetic states in a fungal pathogen" Robert Thorn (Creton Lab: The role of calcineurin in the developing zebrafish brain" Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, MCB Graduate Program, Data Club, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments
  • Healthcare in America Lecture: Accountable Care Organizations Download Healthcare in America Lecture: Accountable Care Organizations to my desktop calendar

    January 30, 2015 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Come listen to Dr. Mark McClellan, a senior fellow and director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. He will be giving a talk about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) here at Alpert Medical School today. This lecture is part of Alpert Medical School’s “Healthcare in America” course and will consist of a lecture by the speaker followed by 30-45 minutes of questions from the audience. For more information, contact Sanchita Singal MD ’17 at Sanchita_Singal@brown.edu Alpert Medical Building, Lecture Hall 170 Medical School, Biology and Medicine, PublicHealth, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Lectures
  • Brice Kuhl, New York University Download Brice Kuhl, New York University to my desktop calendar

    February 2, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series. Speaker: Brice Kuhl, New York University. Title: Decoding competitive remembering. Abstract: Overlap between memories can lead to competition during attempts to remember. This competition is a major cause of forgetting and memory lapses. Thus, successful remembering requires control over memory in order to selectively attend to or favor those memories that are relevant to current behavioral goals. I will describe a series of human fMRI studies that use multivariate decoding methods to understand (a) how competition between memories is expressed in patterns of neural activity (b) how these neural expressions of competition relate to behavioral outcomes and the engagement of cognitive control mechanisms, and (c) fronto-parietal control mechanisms that align reactivated memories with behavioral goals. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • The Single-Payer Model: A talk with Oliver Fein, MD Download The Single-Payer Model: A talk with Oliver Fein, MD to my desktop calendar

    February 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM A talk as part of the Healthcare in America Survey course regarding the healthcare reforms and the Single-Payer model, with Oliver Fein, MD, President, Physicians for a National Health Program, and Professor, Clinical Medicine and Clinical Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College. Alpert Medical Building, Case Study Room 280 Medical School, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Seminars
  • EEB Tuesday Seminar Series Download EEB Tuesday Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    February 3, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Professor Richard Primack Boston University Talk Title: The effects of climate change on the plants and birds of Thoreau’s Concord: Observations and experiments Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: EEB, Seminars
  • MCB Graduate Program Seminar Download MCB Graduate Program Seminar to my desktop calendar

    February 4, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Dr. Peter Belenky, Brown University department of MMI will present a seminar. Title: "Taking Antimicrobial Mechanisms from Model Organisms to Microbiomes" Host: Prof. Art Salomon. Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments, Seminars
  • Jeremy Manning, Princeton University Download Jeremy Manning, Princeton University to my desktop calendar

    February 4, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series. Speaker: Jeremy Manning, Princeton University. Title: A neural signature of mental time travel. Abstract: Abstract: What defines our subjective experience of being in a particular moment? How (and why) do we mentally revisit that moment later? A leading hypothesis is that our subjective experiences are defined by a set of internal and external contextual cues. These contextual cues include incoming sensory information, where we are, who we are with, our mood, etc. When we remember past experiences, some of these contextual cues are reactivated in our minds, giving us the feeling of "traveling back in time." This process can also work in reverse: when we happen upon previously experienced contextual cues in the course of our daily lives, we often spontaneously recall the past. For example, hearing a song on the radio on your way to work might remind you of another time you heard that same song years ago, which might in turn dredge up other contextual cues present during that old experience. This deep association between contextual cues and moments in time has become a cornerstone of modern theories of how we remember events from our past. One of the most challenging aspects of studying the role of context in memory is that we do not typically have direct access to peoples' internal representations of context. Instead, we are left to study contextual cues indirectly through their effects on behavior. I will present a series of memory studies aimed at gaining insights into the elusive neural representations of contextual cues that allow us to "bookmark" our autobiographical timelines. Using a variety of brain recording modalities and computational modeling techniques, I will show how we can begin to tease out, manipulate, and examine in detail the neural underpinnings of mental time travel. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • NSGP Seminar: Fan Wang Download NSGP Seminar: Fan Wang to my desktop calendar

    February 5, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Delineating Neural Circuits of Sensorimotor Behaviors Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Dept: Neuroscience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Departments
  • Pathobiology Seminar Series: Emiko Mizoguchi, M.D., Ph.D. Download Pathobiology Seminar Series:  Emiko Mizoguchi, M.D., Ph.D. to my desktop calendar

    February 5, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Assistant Professor Emiko Mizoguchi from the Harvard Medical School, will present "Colonic epithelial cells and chitinases in host-microbial interactions". This lecture is part of the 2015 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series. 70 Ship Street, Room 107 For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Postdocs, BioMed: PathoGrad, Seminars
  • CVI Cardiology Grand Rounds Download CVI Cardiology Grand Rounds to my desktop calendar

    February 6, 2015 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Jeffrey W. Moses, M.D. Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics for Center for Interventional Vascular Therpy New York, NY “Indications and Procedural Outcomes for CTO Interventions” APC Building 702 Conference Room Videoconferencing to: - TMH Cath Lab Conference Room - MacLaurin Living Room @ Newport Hospital Rhode Island Hospital Biology and Medicine, AMS: GrandRounds
  • Pathobiology Thesis Defense: Courtney M. Johnson Download Pathobiology Thesis Defense:  Courtney M. Johnson to my desktop calendar

    February 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Please join the Pathobiology Graduate Program for the thesis defense of Courtney Johnson for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Division of Biology & Medicine. The candidate will present herself for final examination on the dissertation entitled "Integrin Crosstalk Determines the Neutrophil Response to fungal Beta-Glucan". This thesis defense will take place at the Laboratories for Molecular Medicine, 70 Ship Street, Room 107. 70 Ship Street, Room 107 For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Thesis Defense, Faculty, Postdocs, BioMed: PathoGrad
  • MPP 3rd Year Talk: Rana Ozdeslik Download MPP 3rd Year Talk: Rana Ozdeslik to my desktop calendar

    February 6, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MPP 3rd Year Talk: Rana Ozdeslik - "OPSIN 3: Functional Characterization of a Novel Opsin in Skin" http://www.brown.edu/go/mppgrad Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: MPPB, Seminars
  • Jane Wang, Northwestern University Download Jane Wang, Northwestern University to my desktop calendar

    February 9, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series. Speaker: Jane Wang, Northwestern University. Title: Toward a cognitive neuroscience of information-based decisions and modeling during learning. Abstract: Learning often requires extensive interaction with the external environment, including complex sequences of decisions regarding how to acquire more information. This is especially true in dynamic or context-dependent settings, in which formulation of learning strategies to guide exploratory decisions allows more effective sampling of information and optimized learning. Although brain systems such as those of the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus have been well-studied in decision-making and learning, little is understood about how these systems interact to support strategic decisions during exploratory learning or are disrupted in neuropsychiatric disorders in which problems with decision-making and exploratory learning are salient yet poorly understood symptoms. Resolving these issues poses challenges for conventional cognitive-neuroscience approaches, as it is difficult to isolate information-based decisions in static/passive learning tasks that are commonly employed. In this talk, I discuss recent efforts to merge together models of the information that individuals seek during learning with experimental approaches that allow identification and manipulation of exploratory decisions in order to develop a foundation for the cognitive neuroscience of information-based decisions. This combined modeling and experimental approach allows pinpointing of the interactive neural systems that underlie strategic and information-seeking decisions—decisions that would remain unobservable in more traditional static/passive learning experiments. I will describe results from recent studies in this spirit that have clarified the nature of dynamic changes in hippocampal-prefrontal and striatal-cortical systems during active, exploratory learning. I will also discuss our latest efforts to modulate these same brain systems using noninvasive brain stimulation and characterize how these manipulations produce changes in individuals’ learning abilities. Through the combined approach of information modeling, tight experimental control of active learning, and the measurement or manipulation of brain systems, we can establish much tighter linkages between brain and behavior in both healthy individuals and those afflicted by neuropsychiatric disorders. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Global Health Research Day Download Global Health Research Day to my desktop calendar

    February 9, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Please join the Global Health Initiative for the annual Global Health Research Day, to be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, from 5pm - 7pm in Pembroke Hall 305. The purpose of the Global Health Research Day is to showcase projects conducted by a variety of Brown students in conjuction with a Brown faculty mentor. These students include Framework Scholars, MHIRT Scholars, Global Health Scholarly Concentrators in both medicine and public health, and Brazil Initiative Scholars. An award will be presented to one student for the "best poster", and that student will also give a short talk on his/her research. Informational poster presentation to follow the formal program. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to participate and learn about current and on-going global health research being conducted by Brown students and their faculty mentors! Sponsored by: Global Health Initiative Framework in Global Health Program AMS Scholarly Concentration in Global Health MPH Global Health Scholars Program http://brown.edu/initiatives/global-health/framework-global-health-program/global-health-research-day Pembroke Hall, Room 305 PH-masters, Medical School, Open to the Public, Environmental Focus, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Cross-campus academic topics, Biology and Medicine, PublicHealth, International focus, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Global Health Initiative, Staff, BRIGHT, Lectures
  • EEB Tuesday Seminar Series Download EEB Tuesday Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    February 10, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Christine Angelini Assistant Professor University of Florida Talk Title: Interactions among foundation species and their consequences for ecosystem structure, functioning, and resilience Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) EnvironmentSociety, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: EEB, Departments, Seminars
  • Creating Sharable Media-Rich Learning Modules Download Creating Sharable Media-Rich Learning Modules to my desktop calendar

    February 10, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Program in Educational Faculty Development 2014-2015 Series Event Creating Sharable Media-Rich Learning Modules Warren Alpert Medical School, Room 280 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 5:00–5:30 pm Registration and Refreshments 5:30–7:00 pm Workshop Speaker: Devayani Tirthali, EdD Instructional Designer | Academic Technology | Brown University Program Description: Time, especially face-to-face time with your students/interns, is a scarce commodity. Do you feel that the time with interns is never enough? Do you find yourself wasting your time repeating the same information and resources to different groups of students and interns? You can get a head start on your face-to-face time by creating multimedia resources for your audience to review before you meet. In this hands on workshop, you can explore three tools - Personal Capture, Canvas modules, and BrainShark - that help create microlectures, self-running multimedia presentations, and other media rich sharable resources. Participants should come with their laptops as well as their Brown ID and password. This session will demonstrate the application of learning principles and will focus on the Core area of Using Technology in Teaching. Learning Objectives: 1. Determine appropriate tools for content creation 2. Find on-campus resources to get the tools 3. Create and share self-study multimedia resources Credit Designation The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accreditation The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration/product_info.php?products_id=225 Alpert Medical Building Medical School, Open to the Public, Info Session, Teaching with Technology, Dept: Continuing Medical Education, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, BioMed Faculty Affairs, BioMed: WIM, AMS: GrandRounds, AMS: ConfClinic, AMS: GenSurgery, AMS: ColonRectal, AMS: Pediatric, AMS: SurgeryOrtho, AMS: Trauma, AMS: Urology, AMS: Anesthesiology, BioMed Division Calendars, BioMed: EmergencyMedicine, Departments, Health Services, Lectures, Training, Workshops
  • Laboring in Chains: The Case Against Perinatal Shackling of Women Behind Bars (Speaker: Eli Y Adashi MD, MS, CPE, FACOG Download Laboring in Chains: The Case Against Perinatal Shackling of Women Behind Bars (Speaker: Eli Y Adashi MD, MS, CPE, FACOG to my desktop calendar

    February 12, 2015 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Grand Rounds Lecture by Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG at the Department of Family Medicine at the Memorial Hospital of RI Memorial Hospital of RI Medical School, Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Faculty, AMS: GrandRounds
  • Amitai Shenhav, Princeton University Download Amitai Shenhav, Princeton University to my desktop calendar

    February 12, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series. Speaker: Amitai Shenhav, Princeton University. Title: Surviving in a World of Opportunities: The Cost of Choice and the Value of Control. Abstract: Choices abound in our daily life. Two largely separate bodies of research offer different insight into the process by which we engage with these choices. Research on value-based (cost-benefit) decision-making describes how we evaluate our options, whereas research on cognitive control describes how we exert the necessary cognitive effort to overcome prepotent biases that interfere with the execution our choice (e.g., flankers directing us toward the incorrect response). I will describe three lines of research that demonstrate the value in integrating these two research programs to understand mechanisms and phenomena at their intersection. I will focus in particular on two studies that explore the first line of research, which aims to describe the cognitive effort costs that we associate with the act of making a choice. The first study examines the neural circuits that drive simultaneously positive and aversive experiences of being offered multiple good options (e.g., great graduate schools to attend). The second study explores the costs of considering alternatives to our default option (i.e., the choice we are prepotently biased to make in a given situation). I will end by describing ongoing and future work in my other two lines of research. One of these lines examines the dynamics that occur when prepotent biases/impulses interact with careful cost-benefit decision-making (e.g., weighing the healthiness and tastiness of one’s food options), the other examines how we weigh the costs and benefits of control itself (i.e., how much cognitive effort is worth exerting?). http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Pre-Law, Faculty, Postdocs, Departments
  • EEB Brown Bag Seminar Series Download EEB Brown Bag Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    February 13, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Florian Witzmann EEB Visiting Scholar-Brainerd Lab Talk Title: Gills, fossils and the fish-to-tetrapod transition Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Brown Bag Lunch, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: EEB, Seminars
  • CFAR Grant Writing Workshop Download CFAR Grant Writing Workshop to my desktop calendar

    February 13, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Presented by: Lynn Hernandez, PhD Topic to be discussed: TBD The Miriam Hospital Biology and Medicine, AIDS
  • CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar Download CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar to my desktop calendar

    February 13, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Presented by: Lynn Hernandez, PhD Title: Supporting PreP Decision Making among HIV-Negative MSM in Serodiscordant Partnerships The Miriam Hospital Biology and Medicine, AIDS
  • MCB Data Club Download MCB Data Club to my desktop calendar

    February 13, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM MCB Data Club presenters: Brian Jones (Helfand Lab) and Jennifer Forcina (Johnson Lab) Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, MCB Graduate Program, Data Club, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, BioMed: Pathology, Departments
  • EEB Tuesday Seminar Series Download EEB Tuesday Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    February 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Stephen Hubbell Distinguished Professor UCLA Talk Title: Stochastic and deterministic dynamics of a Neotropical tree community Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: EEB, Seminars
  • MCB Graduate Program Seminar Download MCB Graduate Program Seminar to my desktop calendar

    February 18, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Dr. Nelson Lau, Brandeis University, will present a seminar. Title: TBA Host: Prof. Stephen Helfand Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments, Seminars
  • EEB Brown Bag Seminar Series Download EEB Brown Bag Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    February 20, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Jeremy Rehm EEB Grad Student-Swartz Lab Talk Title: Bats, Beetles and Brachys: Species in their Ecological Frameworks Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Brown Bag Lunch, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: EEB, Seminars
  • EEB Tuesday Seminar Series Download EEB Tuesday Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    February 24, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Liliana Davalos Associate Professor SUNY Stony Brook Talk Title: The Contours of a Theory of Macroevolution Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: EEB, Seminars