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Memories, Decision-making, and Motivation with Daphna Shohamy

September 13, 2023

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Science Communicators

According to neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy, “memories are fundamental to everything we are and everything we do.” We use memories to learn. We use memories to make decisions. We use memories to form our identities. We use memories consciously, subconsciously, and constantly. In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, Shohamy dives deep into the human brain to explore the links between memories, decision-making, and motivation. Held online June 18, 2020.

Daphna Shohamy, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and director of the Learning Lab at Columbia University. She uses behavioral research and neuroimaging studies to explore the neural processes by which memory, learning, and decision-making interact.

This Dana Foundation Neuroscience & Society lecture is part of the Dana Education program, which includes the coordination of Brain Awareness Week in mid-March. The Dana Foundation is dedicated to advancing neuroscience and society by supporting cross-disciplinary intersections such as neuroscience and ethics, law, policy, humanities, and arts.

The Secret Science Club is a science lecture, arts, and performance series, curated by Dorian Devins and Margaret Mittelbach.


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