Northwestern University

Sep
22
Thu 4:00 PM

Psychology Colloquium: Steven J. Luck

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: Swift Hall, Room 107, 2029 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Laura Nevins   847.467.5027

Group: Department of Psychology

Category: Academic

Description:

The Northwestern University Psychology Colloquium Series Presents:

 

Steven J. Luck, Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Director, Center for Mind & Brain, University of California, Davis

 

"Visual Working Memory Capacity: From Psychophysics and Neurobiology to Individual Differences and Psychopathology"

 

Abstract: Visual working memory is a short-term storage system that allows visual information to be buffered briefly in the service of cognitive tasks. I will describe research addressing the nature of the representations that are stored in this system, how this system works as a storage buffer for a variety of tasks, and the neural mechanisms that maintain the information in memory. I will discuss how individual differences in visual working memory capacity are related to higher-level cognitive abilities and how capacity is impaired in people with schizophrenia.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:00 pm, Swift Hall Room 107

Reception to follow

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