This center leverages the strengths of Carnegie Mellon in cognitive and computational neuroscience and those of the University of Pittsburgh in basic and clinical neuroscience to support a coordinated cross-university research and educational program of international stature.


Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering
Sep 19 @ 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering – Thursday, September 19, 9:00am – 5:30pm (CMNI co-sposonsor)

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Neurobiology: Eliades @ Victoria Hall 123
Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurobiology
Presents a Neurobiology Research Seminar:

“Speaking and hearing: What marmosets can teach us about the sensory-motor control of voice and the evolutionary origins of vocal communication”

Steven J. Eliades, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology:
Head and Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

10:00am- 11:00am

Victoria Hall 123

Philosophy of Science: Bermudez @ 1117 Cathedral of Learning
Sep 24 @ 12:05 PM – 1:05 PM

“Unifying the scientific concept of self-control: Self-control as task hacking”
Juan Pablo Bermudez, U. Externado Colombia
Visiting Fellow at Center for Philosophy of Science
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:05 pm, 1117 Cathedral of Learning

Abstract: There are two apparently irreconcilable aspects of the scientific concept of self-control: the moment-to-moment state self-control and the stable trait of self-control. Deploying state self-control requires exerting cognitive effort, whereas the latter is linked with long-term wellbeing benefits but seems unrelated to cognitive effort. Are these two scientific constructs measuring the same thing? Or do they refer to different psychological phenomena? In this talk I propose the task-hacking view of self-control, which seeks to harmonize both aspects of the concept, make sense of the empirical literature, and help move the scientific study of self-control forward.

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