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Neuroscience & Behavior Seminar: Peter Hickmott

April 8th, 2016

SAGE Center (Psychology 1312), 4 pm

“Organization and Plasticity of Local Circuits: Common Targets for Diverse Processes” 

Peter Hickmott, Dept. of Psychology, UC Riverside  

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If there is no choice, then all is permitted: Free will & cooperativity

Date Posted: April 6th, 2016

Does free will exist? Maybe. Do we need to believe it does? Apparently.

Jonathan Schooler and colleagues in the department of Psychological & Brain Sciences have shown that people are inherently cooperative. However, when they are encouraged to doubt the existence of free will, things fall apart. People who don't believe in free will, even transiently, become less cooperative.

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Mellichamp Lecture: JJ Collins

April 4th, 2016

Mosher Alumni House, 2:30 pm

"Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned"

JJ Collins, MIT/Harvard

Please join us at 2:30 on Monday April 4th in the Mosher Alumni House for the Mellichamp Lecture. Introductions at 2:30, Lecture at 3, Reception & Poster competition at 4.

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SAGE Distinguished Lecture: Jaak Panksepp

April 4th, 2016

SAGE Center (Psychology 1312), 4 pm

"The Positive Primal SEEKING Emotions: From PLAY to LUST and CARE"

Jaak Panksepp, Washington State University

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How does tau tangle? Insights into cellular disaster in Alzheimer's

Date Posted: April 3rd, 2016

Healthy human neurons have a skeleton composed of microtubules and this skeleton is stabilized by a protein called tau. In Alzheimer's disease, tau changed and starts to clump up, creating toxic aggregates called tangles. Why does tau tangle?

Stuart Feinstein and members of his lab in the UCSB Neuroscience Research Institute have identified the part of tau that becomes tangled.

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Two roads diverged: How stem cells chose their fate

Date Posted: March 30th, 2016

We all start from a single cell. How this single cell turns into a human is one of the great mysteries of biology. Ken Kosik's lab at at the UCSB Neuroscience Research Institute has now revealed an important series of events that cause human stem cells to chose the path towards the nervous system.

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Empathy not accuracy: The science of saving your marriage

Date Posted: March 30th, 2016

UCSB professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences Nancy Collins reveals that feeling not thinking is what helps couples through fights.

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A meeting of the minds: UCSB looks to improve heathcare

Date Posted: March 26th, 2016

Bacara Resort

UCSB researchers spanning neuroscience, stem cell and molecular biology, physics, computer science, and mechanical engineering met with clinicians from Cottage Hospital to determine how the research talents on campus can be deployed towards improving human health.

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