The annual Quinn Memorial Lecture brings together the UBC Psychology community and friends for an evening of dialogue and a chance to learn first-hand about some of the most innovative psychology research from renowned experts. The lecture is made possible by a generous gift to our department from prominent alumnus, Dr. Michael J. Quinn (1927-2004). Learn more.
This year we are thrilled to present Dr. Robert T. Knight, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley.
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Vancouver campus
Dr. Knight studies the contribution of prefrontal cortex to human behavior. His research interests include attention and memory; neuropsychology and physiology; and cognitive neuroscience. His laboratory uses electrophysiological, fMRI and behavioral techniques to study controls and neurological patients with frontal lobe damage in an effort to understand the neural mechanisms subserving cognitive processing in humans. The laboratory also records the electrocorticogram directly from the cortical surface in neurosurgical patients with implanted electrodes to study the electrophysiology of network activity supporting goal-directed behavior in humans. The laboratory uses this information to develop brain machine interfaces for motor and language prosthetic devices. More.
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