Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

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Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

David Badre, PhD, Brown University

Friday, October 6, 2017
Moore B03
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Please join us in Moore BO3 on Friday, October 6, 2017, at 4 p.m., as David Badre, Associate Professor, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences at Brown University, presents “Prefrontal Cortex and the Hierarchical Control of Behavior.”

Abstract:  This talk will describe an on-going line of research in our lab investigating the cognitive and neural systems that support hierarchical cognitive control, or our ability to simultaneously control immediate actions while also holding more abstract, temporally remote goals in mind. Psychologists have long proposed that we have a capacity for hierarchical control, citing its potential contributions to sequential behavior, as well as higher-order planning, reasoning, and abstraction. Despite its importance for cognition, the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support hierarchical control remain unknown. Here I will provide a line of evidence suggesting that this type of complex control could arise through elaboration of the simple corticostriatal motor circuit.

A reception will follow outside of Moore 202.

For more information, contact:
Michelle Powers

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.