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Thursday, June 23 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Big Picture: A Conversation About Neuroscience

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In this conversation Dr. Kevin Ochsner, head of the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Columbia University, and Asi Burak will discuss the latest opportunities and challenges in neuroscience research, including: our understanding of brain plasticity over the decades; how games could become vehicles for transformation and what other vehicles exist; how the brain deals with habits and the change of habits; how could we train the brain in specific domains and how experiences (through games) differ from reflective thinking and traditional learning.

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Asi Burak

Board Chairman, Games for Change
Asi is a veteran of the videogame and technology industries, and an award-winning executive producer and designer.  For the past five years, he served as the President of Games for Change (replaced by Susanna Pollack), and he is now Chairman of the Board.He served as a strategic... Read More →

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Kevin Ochsner

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Kevin received his in Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Harvard University and received postdoctoral training in social psychology and functional neuroimaging at Harvard and Stanford Universities. Kevin currently is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium