Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10:00AM - 3:00PM PST
Friday, January 29, 2021, 10:00AM - 2:00PM PST
The Chen Institute Symposium 2021 took place virtually due to the pandemic. The symposium began with a keynote address from award winning neuroscientist, Ann Graybiel. Dr Graybiel is an Institute Professor at MIT and is a faculty member of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. Graybiel is an expert on the basal ganglia and the neurophysiology of habit formation, and her work is relevant to Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, obsessive–compulsive disorder, substance abuse and other disorders that affect the basal ganglia. Dr. Graybiel's talk is titled Making Decisions Based on Value: Mood States and Brain Circuits.