Krasnow Institute Offers Monday Seminars

Posted: February 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study continues its spring Seminar Series on Feb. 23 when Kevin McCabe, Economics Department and the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, discusses “Working for Self vs. Working for Others.”

The seminars, which are free and open to the public, are held at 4 p.m. each Monday (unless otherwise noted) in Room 229 of the Krasnow Institute on the Fairfax Campus. Other speakers scheduled this spring are:

  • March 1–Stephen Prior, Potomac Institute, “Modeling and Human Diseases: Why Your Healthcare Provider May Need to Buy a New Computer”

  • March 15–German Barrionuevo, Neuroscience Department and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, “A Tale of Two Entorhinal Inputs: The Interplay of Perforant Path and Mossy Fibers in the Playground of CA3”

  • March 22–Donita Robinson, Departments of Chemistry and Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Alerting the Rat to Reward: Sub-second Dopamine Signals in the Ventral Striatum”

  • Friday, April 2–Irene Pepperberg, Department of Psychology, Brandeis University and MIT School of Architecture and Planning, “In Search of King Solomon’s Ring: Studies on the Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots”

  • April 5–Jeffrey Tollaksen, School of Computational Sciences, George Mason, topic to be announced

  • April 12–James Pekar, Kennedy Krieger Institute, “Mapping Brain Function and Connectivity with MRI: Progress at the F.M. Kirby Research Center”

  • April 19–Raja Parasuraman, Cognitive Science Laboratory and Department of Psychology, Catholic University, “Neurogenetics of Human Visual Attention”

  • April 26–Donna McPhie, Psychiatry-McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, topic to be announced

  • May 3–Ernest Barreto and Paul So, Physics and Astronomy Department and Krasnow Institute, George Mason, “Synchrony in Nature: From Clocks to Neurons”

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