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IAS Thursdays: David Redish on Rats’ Dreams

“Mental Time Travel: Reading rats’ minds and listening to their dreams”

David Redish, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

This presentation may be viewed upon UMN X500 login.

Cognition is about processing information about other places and other times so that you can take better actions in the future. New technology enables the recording of neural ensembles and the decoding of the information therein. From this technology, we are able to (literally) “read rat’s minds and listen to their dreams”. Redish will show how this technology allows us to understand the mechanisms and processes of deliberation and regret to better understand how they allow us to make better decisions.

BBC Feature on Redish’s Lab

This event occurred Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 4:00 pm, in Nolte 125. In April 2014, Redish was named a McKnight Distinguished University Professor.

Journal Article by Steiner & Redish in Nature Neuroscience

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One Comment

  1. David SchnellMarch 31, 2014 at 3:51 pmReply

    Thank god rats can not demand a minimum wage, much less a its raise! Where would civilization be if rats could do that?

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