T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Seminar

Thursday, December 17, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am
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How Memory Guides Value-Based Decisions
Daphna Shohamy, Professor, Department of Psychology & Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University,

Abstract: From robots to humans, the ability to learn from experience turns a rigid response system into a flexible, adaptive one. In this talk, I will discuss emerging findings regarding the neural and cognitive mechanisms by which learning shapes decisions. The lecture will focus on how multiple brain regions interact to support learning, what this means for how memories are built, and the consequences for how decisions are made. Results emerging from this work challenge the traditional view of separate learning systems and advance understanding of how memory biases decisions in both adaptive and maladaptive ways.

For more information, or if you are interested in attending this online seminar, please contact Liz Schroeder by email at eschroder@caltech.edu.