Departmental Colloquia and Public Seminars

Department Colloquiums are open to the public and are held on specific Wednesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters at 4pm in room 614 Schermerhorn Hall.

Fall 2019 Schedule

  • September 18th, 2019
    Speaker: Maria de la Paz Fernandez
    Title: "Sex Recognition and the Choice Between Courtship and Aggression"

  • October 2nd, 2019
    Speaker: John Anderson
    Title: "Mind Games: Using Video Games to Study Skill Acquisition" 

  • October 16th, 2019
    Speaker: Jeffrey Mogil (Postponed to Spring 2020)
    Title: "Pain, Sex, and Death"

  • October 23rd, 2019
    Speaker: Paul Bloom
    Title: "The Pleasures of Suffering"

  • November 6th, 2019
    Speaker: Bill Fifer
    Title: "The Earliest Markers and Mediators of Neurobehavioral Development"

  • November 20th, 2019
    Speaker: David Reddish
    Title: "The Neurophysiology of Precommitment to Avoid Sunk Costs – Evidence From Mice, Rats, and Humans"

  • December 4th, 2019
    Speaker: Geoff Goodwin
    Title: "Morality, Sociability, and Competence are Distinct Dimensions of Social Cognition"


SPRING 2020 Schedule

  • January 29th, 2020
    Speaker: Ken Paller
    Title: "Memory Modification During Sleep"

  • February 12th, 2020
    Speaker: Jeff Mogil
    Title: "Pain, Sex, and Death"

  • April 8th, 2020
    Speaker: Christine Cha
    Title: "The Suicidal Mind"

  • April 22nd, 2020
    Speaker: Ilia Karatsoreos
    Title: "Tired, Sick, and Stressed: Understanding the Costs of Disrupted Homeostasis"

Monday seminars are open to the public and take place in Schermerhorn Hall, Room 200B on Mondays from 12:10-1:30pm. 

Fall 2019 Schedule

  • September 16th, 2019
    Student Led Talk

  • September 30th, 2019
    Student Led Talk

  • October 7th, 2019
    Bridgid Finn
    Washington University

  • November 4th, 2019
    Academic Holiday
    No Seminar

  • November 18th, 2019
    Student Led Talk

  • December 9th, 2019
    Student Led Talk

SPRING 2020 Schedule

  • February 3rd 2020
    First Year Talks

  • February 10th, 2020
    First Year Talks

  • February 17th, 2020
    First Year Talks

  • March 2nd, 2020
    First Year Talks

  • March 16th, 2020
    Spring Break
    No Monday Seminar

  • March 23rd, 2020
    Faculty Panel

  • April 13th, 2020
    Student Led Talk

If you are interested in reading more about an individual speaker's research, please reference the attached document for a brief description of their work.



For current schedule, see here

For a current schedule, see here