T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Symposium
Please join us for the fifth T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Symposium Series on Friday, December 8, 2023. The symposium will be held in B125 Baxter (basement) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and will feature presentations from Paul Cisek (University of Montreal), Joshua Berke (UC San Francisco), Suzanne Haber (University of Rochester), and a series of flash talks from members of the HSS neuroscience labs.
Friday, December 8, 2023
11:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Baxter Lecture Hall (Building #77 on the campus map)
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena
The Evolution of Reward Systems in the Mammalian Brian
11:00 am - Introduction
Dr. Dean Mobbs, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Caltech
11:15 -12:00pm "What is the role of the basal ganglia in different kinds of decisions"
Dr. Paul Cisek, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Montreal
12:00pm - 12:30 pm - 7-Minute Flash Talks (2-minute questions).
"Abstract representations emerge in human hippocampal neurons during inference behavior"
Hristos Courellis, Graduate Student, Bioengineering, Caltech
"Humans distribute reward and loss based on join action"
Wenning Deng, Graduate Student, HSS, Caltech
"Striatal and prefrontal contributions to learning in action and reward domains"
Dr. Vincent Man, SDN Postdoc, HSS, Caltech
12:45 - 2:15 pm - Lunch break [Note: lunch will not be provided]
2:15 - 3:00 pm - "Dopamine and the Imagination of Future Rewards"
Dr. Josh Berke, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco
3:00 - 3:45 pm - "Circuits linking reward, cognition, and decision-making: From primate anatomy to human neuroimaging, disease, and neuromodulation"
Dr. Suzanne Haber, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester
3:45 pm – Light Refreshments (Baxter North Patio)
This symposium is presented by the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and the T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience at Caltech.