Thursday, May 1, 2014: Apostolos Georgopoulos, Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences
Brain, the Wise Problem Solver
IAS Thursdays at Four presents Apostolos Georgopoulos, Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences.
Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos will discuss how the brain deals with problems and challenges in space and time, and how various brain disorders affect this capacity. He also considers the effective adaptation of these mechanisms during the lifespan, so that the brain remains an effective problem solver in old age.
Dr. Georgopoulos, Regents Professor of Neuroscience, is the director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences and of the Brain Sciences Center. He holds the McKnight Presidential Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and the American Legion Brain Sciences Chair. His research examines brain mechanisms of movement and cognition, functional brain biomarkers, and cortical networks.
During the first six weeks of the Northrop Grand Opening, the IAS is highlighting the work of the University-wide Interdisciplinary Centers (which include the IAS). The Center for Cognitive Sciences facilitates interdisciplinary research and teaching in cognitive science, providing members with opportunities to share their insights on recent
advances and develop interdisciplinary research collaborations.
Cosponsored by the Center for Cognitive Sciences and the Brain Sciences Center. This talk occurred Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in Northrop, Crosby Seminar Room. See also: Brain Mechanisms of Cognitive Processing.