Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Fisher Science Center - Clark Auditorium
Join us for a lecture with Becket Ebitz entitled "Exploration in Brain and Behavior." The talk is presented as part of the LaBerge Mind & Brain Speaker Series at Simon's Rock.
Becket Ebitz, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist working on decision-making and executive control. Becket’s research focuses on the neural basis of creativity--understanding how populations of neurons change how they interact for exploration and discovery. Becket got both his AA (2003) and BA (2005) at Bard College at Simon’s Rock before starting a research traineeship at the National Institute of Mental Health. He then went on to study Neurobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University, graduating with a Ph.D. in 2013. Becket has completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University, Princeton University, and the University of Minnesota. He has published numerous papers and has garnered several prestigious awards, including a CV Starr Fellowship from Princeton University and a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Foundation. Next summer, Becket is launching his own lab as an assistant professor in the Neuroscience Department at the University of Montreal.
The LaBerge Mind & Brain Speaker Series brings together scholars and practitioners in Berkshire County to explore, learn about, and discuss contemporary theory, research, and practice in the fields of neuroscience and neuropsychology. The series also seeks to recognize, celebrate, and support neuroscience in the Berkshires. The series name recognizes the contributions of former Simon’s Rock faculty member David LaBerge, whose work continues to make significant contributions to our understanding of consciousness, and whose teaching inspired many students at Simon’s Rock and elsewhere in the study of neuropsychology.
Free and open to the public.