From Sensing to Feeling - Is the Switch in the Amygdala? (Katalin Gothard, Arizona)
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Center for Cognitive Neuroscience &
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS)
Dr. Katalin Gothard
The Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium Series welcomes the University of Arizona's Dr. Katalin Gothard. Dr. Gothard is a Professor in the departments of Physiology and Neuroscience. The broad goal of her research is to understand the neural basis of emotion and social behavior. She work with rhesus monkeys because they share with humans social behaviors and the hierarchical organization of the societies. Her team places emphasis on exploring brain activity during natural or seminatural behaviors. For example, they monitor neural activity in the amygdala and in the somatosensory cortex while the monkeys receive social grooming and non-social tactile stimuli. Joint monitoring neural activity and autonomic reveal the real-time dynamic interactions between brain areas involved in social perception, decision-making, and the control of overt social behaviors. She will be presenting her talk titled, 'From Sensing to Feeling - Is the Switch in the Amygdala?'
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