Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology and Society will host “The Predictive Brain: How Past Memories Influence Future Decisions“ presented by Alison Preston, assistant professor, Department of Psychology and Section of Neurobiology, The University of Texas at Austin
When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10. This event is free and open to the public.
Where: ATandT Conference Center Amphitheater (Rm. 204), 1900 University Ave.
Background: Alison Preston will discuss her work combining brain imaging techniques with advanced computational methods to visualize how the brain builds predictive memories.
Preston has published several articles in scientific journals describing her research efforts. She also teaches courses on the growing field of cognitive neuroscience and its impact in the media and society. She is a recipient of Young Investigator Awards from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and the Department of Defense as well as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, recognizing her as one of the leading young teacher-scholars in the country.