The Student Seminar Series meets at noon on select Wednesdays throughout the academic year. Second-year students present papers from recent literature. Each student is expected to present two 30-minute presentations during their second year. Presentations are followed by lively discussion, pizza lunch and a closed session with the student presenter and two faculty.
Informal and Student Seminars
A Systems Neuroscience Approach for Understanding Social Behavior
August 14, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Social behaviors are a fundamental part of a functioning society and social deficits have emerged as one of the major symptoms observed in many psychiatric diseases. We provide evidence that neural circuits underlying behaviors such as observational learning provide the building blocks for general social cognition and thus may play critical roles in the social deficits seen in psychiatric disease. Future work will be aimed at delineating how various circuits underlie social behaviors, how those circuits malfunction in psychiatric disease, and how we can utilize that information to provide...