ABL Seminar

Talks take place on Thursdays at 5.15pm, in Room 313 at the UCL Psychology Department (26 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AP).

Below you can see a list of speakers we have coming up in our seminar series this term. Some speakers for this term will be joining us online. Please note that, unfortunately, we cannot accept an online audience.

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Date Speaker Title
Thursday 5th
October
Irma Kurniawan*
(Brain & Spine Institute, Paris)
Past actions shape our future preferences
 
Thursday 12th
October
Floris de Lange*
(Radboud University, Nijmegen)
How is visual perception biased?
 
Thursday 19th
October
Bojana Kuzmanovic*
(Max Planck Institute, Cologne)
Computational components and causal mechanisms of the optimism bias in belief updating
 
Thursday 26th
October
Rebeccah Slater
(University of Oxford)
Measuring and modulating infant pain in early human development
 
Thursday 2nd
November
Andrew Westbrook*
(Washington University, St. Louis)
Dopamine and proximity effects in cognitive control
 
Thursday 9th
November
Oded Berger-Tal*
(Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Confronting novel environments: the trade-off between exploration and exploitation.
 
Thursday 16th
November
Keno Juechems
(University of Oxford)
How internal context shapes value representation in the human brain
 
Thursday 30th
November
Oliver Robinson
(University College London)
Modelling avoidance in mood and anxiety disorders using reinforcement-learning
 
Thursday 7th
December
Thomas Gilovich*
(Cornell University)
Enemies of Gratitude
 
Thursday 14th
December
Florian Zimmermann*
(University of Zurich)
Dynamics of motivated beliefs

*Speaker is joining us online

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Previous Talks

Spring Term 2017

Date Speaker Title
Thursday 12th
January
Jennifer Logg
(UC Berkeley)
Theory of Machine: When do people rely on algorithms?
Thursday 19th January Michael Sanders
(Behavioural InsightsTeam)
Social contagion and social licensing in charitable giving and beyond
Thursday 26th January Cleotilde Gonzalez
(Carnegie Mellon University)
Adaptation to Change
Thursday 2nd February Erin Rich
(UC Berkeley)
Dynamic encoding of choice in the orbitofrontal cortex
Thursday 9th February Emilio Ferrara
(University of South Carolina)
Human behavior in techno-social systems
Thursday 16th February No Affective Brain Seminar
Thursday 23rd February Alex Peysakhovich
(Facebook Artificial Intelligence)
Fixing the Replication Crisis with Machine Learning
Thursday 2nd
March
Pablo Barberá
(University of South California)
How Social Media Reduces Mass Political Polarization
Thursday 9th
March
Alexandra Constantinescu
(Oxford University)
Organizing conceptual knowledge in humans with a grid-like code
Thursday 16th March Kiyohito Iigaya
(University College
London)
Favouring Savouring: How Prediction Error Boosts Appetitive Anticipation
Thursday 23rd March Sonia Bishop
(UC Berkeley)
TBC
Thursday 27th
April
Hal Hershfield
(University of California, Los Angeles)
When does the present end and the future begin?
Thursday 4th
May
Jane Wang
(Deep Mind)
TBC
Thursday 11th
May
Kenway Louie
(New York University)
Reward statistics, adaptive value coding, and efficient choice behavior
Thursday 18th
May
TBC TBC
Thursday 25th
May
Corey White
(Syracuse University)
TBC
Thursday 1st
June
Birte Forstmann
(University of Amsterdam)
TBC

Michaelmas Term 2016

Date Speaker Title
Thursday 6th
October
Louisa Egan
(University of Portland)
Moral Licensing Effects as Acquired Behavior
Thursday 13th October Christian Ruff
(University of Zurich)
Social decision making: Distinct causal brain mechanisms
Thursday 20th October Anna Schapiro
(Harvard)
Complementary learning systems
within the hippocampus: A neural
network modeling approach to reconciling episodic memory with statistical learning
Thursday 27th October Amit Sharma
(Microsoft Research)
The limits of social influence in online social networks
Thursday 3rd November Keith Chen
(UCLA, Uber)
Flexible Work: How Drivers Respond to Dynamic Pricing and Work Flexibility on the Uber Platform
Thursday 17th November Justin Rao
(Microsoft Research)
Understanding Charitable Giving Choices
Thursday 24th November No Seminar
Thursday 1st December Filippo Menczer
(Indiana University)
The Spread of Misinformation in Social Media
Thursday 8th December Daniel Bennett
(University of Melbourne)
The intrinsic value of information in decision making
Thursday 15th December Jessica Bodford
(Facebook & Arizona State)
Cyberpsychology: Human interaction in the digital age

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