An ASI Monthly Speaker Series Event April 26, 2012, 3-5pm: Adam Anderson, The Affect and Cognition Laboratory, Psychology, University of Toronto. Title: Opposition in facial expression form and function. Abstract: Facial expressions are instrumental in externalizing one’s internal emotional state and thus in regulating social interactions. Darwin hypothesized that emotional expressions originated in a less [...]
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February 24, 2012: Hideki Ohira, Nagoya University, Japan Title: Functional association of brain and body in affective decision making Abstract: Though traditional microeconomics has supposed that human decisions are based on logical and exact computation of cost-benefit balances or efficacies, studies in behavioral economics and psychology have shown that humans sometimes make irrational decisions driven [...]
February 20, 2012: ASI affiliate Dr. David DeSteno introduced Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors, as part of the Coolidge Corner Theater’s Science on Screen program.
January 20, 2012: George Bonanno, The Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Laboratory, Columbia University with discussant Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Yale Depression and Cognition Program Title: Beyond Resilience and PTSD: Predicting the Heterogeneity of Responses to Potential Trauma Abstract: Potentially traumatic events (PTEs) are more common than is usually assumed. Until recently, responses to such events have been understood almost [...]
Our first Institute-sponsored event was an interdisciplinary half-day “meet and greet” conference at Northeastern University. The keynote, by Dr. Joseph LeDoux, was followed by a combined poster session and reception, providing an opportunity for those in the affective science community to meet and mingle. Thursday, December 1, 2011, from 1:30pm-4:00pm. 1:30-2:00pm, Welcoming Introduction, Lisa Feldaman [...]