Archive of Seminars

Past GW Mind-Brain Institute Seminars

April 22, 2020
Dr. Steven Most
Department of Psychology
University of New South Wales
Blinded by the fright: How emotion shapes what we see
October 4, 2019
Dr. Patricia Bauer
Department of Psychology
Emory University
Extending the Horizon of Learning: Going Beyond What is Explicity Given
September 11, 2019
Dr. Alejandro Lleras
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Parallel Peripheral Processing in Visual Search
April 5, 2019
Dr. Cristine H. Legare
Department of Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin
Shaping Intelligence: How Development, Culture, and Technology Shape Human Cognitive Capacities
April 1, 2019
Dr. Cecilia Heyes
All Souls College and Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking
March 1, 2019
Dr. Herbert Terrace
Department of Psychology
Columbia University
Why Only Us?
November 9, 2018
Dr. Alexandra Rosati
Departments of Psychology and Anthropology
University of Michigan 
Primate Self-Control: From Foraging to Cooperation
November 7, 2018
Dr. Armin Raznahan
Developmental Neurogenomics Unit
National Institute of Mental Health
Anatomical Scaling of the Human Brain
October 26, 2018
Dr. Marina Bedny
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Johns Hopkins University 
Nature & Nurture in Neurocognitive Development: Insights from Studies with Blind Individuals
May 1, 2018
Dr. Fei Xu
Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
The Child as an Active Learner
February 28, 2018
Dr. Brian Hare
Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke University
Survival of the Friendliest
November 7, 2017
Dr. Emiliano Bruner
Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana
The Parietal Lobes in the Human Genus: Paleoneurology and Evolutionary Neuroanatomy
October 13, 2017
Dr. Dominic Murphy
Faculty of Science
The University of Sydney
Delusions Across Cultures
April 7, 2017
Dr. Peter Carruthers
Department of Philosophy
University of Maryland
The Conscious Mind as Marionette 
March 22, 2017
Dr. Kristen Hawkes
Department of Anthropology
University of Utah
The Grandmother Hypothesis and Human Evolution
(In co-sponsorship with the Department of Anthropology)
March 3, 2017
Dr. Tania Lombrozo 
Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
Explanation: the Good, the Bad, & the Beautiful
January 27, 2017
Dr. Clifford Saron  
Center for Mind and Brain
University of California, Davis
Toward Contemplative Science: Issues, Models and Findings in the Scientific Investigation of Contemplative Practice
December 2, 2016
Dr. Abigail A. Marsh  
Department of Psychology
Georgetown University
The Altrustic Brain
September 23, 2016
Dr. Daniel C. Dennett  
Department of Philosophy
Tufts University
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
September 9, 2016
Dr. Barry E. Stein  
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Multisensory Integration in the Brain
April 22, 2016
Dr. Michael S.A. Graziano  
Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience
Princeton University
Consciousness and the Social Brain
April 21, 2016
Dr. Leah Krubitzer
Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis
Cortical Plasticity Within and Across Lifetimes