9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Location: GR 4.428
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Colloquium Series 2018-2019.
Title: Clearing the Contents of Working Memory with Marie Banich, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Marie Banich, PhD, is a professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also serves as director of the Institute of Cognitive Science, a multi-disciplinary institute dedicated to exploring the science of the mind. In addition, she serves as the Executive Director of the Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium, a joint venture of the University of Colorado Boulder and the Mind Research Network of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Concurrently, she is serving as editor for Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.
Her research specializes in using brain imaging techniques to understand the neural systems that allow us to direct our attention and our actions so that we can prioritize, organize, and target our behavior in a goal-oriented manner, abilities often referred to as executive function. She investigates these issues both in normal individuals as well clinical populations, such as individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and adolescents with severe substance and conduct problems. She also takes a developmental perspective, examining how executive functions mature during adolescence. Her research findings have been published in leading journals, including the journal Science. In addition, she is author of a textbook in Cognitive Neuroscience now in its third edition, currently being revised for the fourth edition. Among her other professional experiences, Prof. Banich has been a member of the MacArthur Foundation on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Verona, Italy, and has recently received a James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award.
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