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February 2018

How the Brain Decides, Thinks and Creates – Brain Insight Lecture

February 7, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Michael Shadlen, Professor of Neuroscience and Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, argues that the brain follows simple rules to make both simple and complex decisions. To test this, he studies the brain’s parietal cortex, which helps the brain make sense of what we see in order to guide our behaviors. With implications for medicine, his research could shed light on why people with damage to the parietal cortex have trouble with various skills, such as understanding numbers. It could also lead to new ways to treat the effects of this damage.

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Presidential Scholars Research Symposium

February 12, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 3227 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Our 2016 Presidential Scholars will discuss their cross-disciplinary research and new findings on topics in Society and Neuroscience.

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March 2018

Evidence and Theory in Neuroscience

March 5, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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This seminar will explore the relationship between theory and evidence in the field of neuroscience. The speakers will provide their perspectives from a wide range of fields and disciplines including neurology, psychiatry, philosophy, and economics.

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April 2018

Responsibility, Punishment, and Psychopathy: At the Crossroads of Law, Neurocriminology, and Philosophy

April 9, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Three leading experts in neurocriminology, law, and philosophy will discuss recent neuroscientific findings in psychopathy research. The speakers will consider how these findings might contribute to the reconsideration of the responsibility of psychopathic offenders and how criminal justice should optimally respond to individuals suffering from such a controversial disorder.

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