Dartmouth Events

Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

Ziv Williams, MD, Harvard University

Friday, November 19, 2021
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Intended Audience(s): Alumni, Faculty, Postdoc, Staff, Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate

Please join us on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 3:30 p.m., for a virtual colloquium given by Dr. Ziv Williams,  Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard University.  Title and abstract are below, and Zoom details will be provided at a later date.

Title: Studying Social Cognition and its Dysfunction at a Cellular, Genetic and Functional Level

Abstract: Social behavior pervades most aspects of our lives, and deficit in social behavior is a prominent feature of many neurocognitive conditions such as major depression, schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. Yet, despite its importance, the single-neuronal basis and causal underpinnings of interactive social behavior remain not well understood. The talk will discuss use of genetic, neurophysiologic and neuromodulatory techniques for studying social cognitive processes and their dysfunction. Using rodent, primate and human experiments, the talk will cover some of the neuronal processes involved in social interaction, group behavior, theory of mind and communication. It will also cover newly emerging neurosurgical approaches for treating social behavioral disorders and future closed-loop neural prosthetic approaches.

For more information, contact:
Michelle Powers

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