Evo-Devo: The Evolution of Spite

This Wednesday (11/16), Patrick Forber (Tufts, Philosophy) and Rory Smead (Northeastern, Philosophy) will present a new model they have developed for the evolution of spite (abstract below).  A draft of their paper is on the seminar site: https://software.rc.fas.harvard.edu/lds/research/warneken/evo-devo-seminar-fall The meeting will be in Haller Hall (24 Oxford St.) at noon and lunch will be served. Abstract: The Evolution […]

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MBB: What Use is Sleep?

m4s0n501 WHAT USE IS SLEEP? Discover the science behind sleeping, dreaming, and learning Monday, Nov. 14th 4:00pm – 5:30pm in William James Hall 105 At HSMBB’s Fall Symposium, you will hear from 3 scholars in the field of sleep research. Robert Stickgold, a sleep researcher at HMS, will give us an overview of his influential […]

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MBB: Evo-Devo Seminar Series – Jay Belsky on Childhood

The Mind Brain Behavior Initiative is hosting this event on Wednesday: November 9, 4pm, Room 1, William James Hall, Evo-Devo Seminar Series, featuring Dr. Jay Belsky Childhood Experience and the Development of Reproductive Strategies: An Evolutionary Theory of Socialization Revisited http://hcd.ucdavis.edu/faculty/webpages/jbelsky/

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Daniel Kahneman at Harvard Book Store

On Thurs, Nov 10 at 7:30PM, mind science rock star Daniel Kahneman will be discussing his book Thinking, Fast and Slow at Harvard Book Store. Among other achievements, he’s won the Nobel Prize in economics.

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MBB events: John Assad and Daniel Dennett

This Friday, the 4th of November, 4-5pm come to Adams House Upper Common Room to chat with the one and only Prof. John Assad As always we’ll have yummy cookies, delicious teas, and great company. We’ll be talking about ‘What links our sensations with our actions?’ Professor John Assad teaches in the Biophysics department of […]

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Robert Trivers: “Deceit and Self-Deception”

Robert Trivers, Rutgers Biologist and Anthropologist: “Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling others the better to fool ourselves.” Thursday, 11/3, 12-1 pm, Austin West; SALMS serves lunch: Free Burritos! Why do we deceive ourselves so often in our daily lives?  Robert Trivers, Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, argues that  self-deception evolved in the service of […]

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Couple of MBB Events

Two MBB events to be aware of: 1. November 9, 4pm, Room 1, William James Hall, Evo-Devo Seminar Series, featuring Dr. Jay Belsky Childhood Experience and the Development of Reproductive Strategies: An Evolutionary Theory of Socialization Revisited http://hcd.ucdavis.edu/faculty/webpages/jbelsky/ 2. HSMBB will be holding its fall symposium on Monday, November 14th, from 4-5:30 p.m. in William […]

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Upcoming MBB events

Hello fellow mind, brain, and behavior enthusiasts! Hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend (perhaps watching rowers and/or snagging freebies). Mark your calendars because we’ve got a nice seminar combo for y’all – MCB 80’s Jeff Lichtman (tomorrow @ 4-5pm) and Josh Sanes (11/1 @ 5-6pm) will be hosting seminars on back-to-back weeks. They are […]

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MBB – A Neurologist’s portrait of van Gogh

Hey HSMBB! Get excited and get classy – our first CommuniTea is coming up this Friday! These teas are designed to allow for a more leisurely and informal discussion with professors as well as a way of getting to know some of your fellow MBB students. This week, we are delighted to have Professor Khoshbin, […]

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MBB presents “The Neuroscience of Zombies (and How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse)”

Hey HSMBB! In preparation for Halloween (and, more practically speaking, the zombie apocalypse), Professor Schlozman will be dissecting the cinematic zombie to flesh out select aspects of functional and behavioral neuroscience; the subject of brain-hungry animated bodies may bode well for animated discussions on brains! You can also expect 8 easy tips to help you […]

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