Memories, Decision-making, and Motivation

Published: September 2, 2020

According to neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy, "memories are fundamental to everything we are and everything we do." We use memories to learn. We use memories to make decisions. We use memories to form our identities. We use memories consciously, subconsciously, and constantly. In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted on Zoom by Secret Science Club, Shohamy dives deep into the human brain to explore the links between memories, decision-making, and motivation. Held online June 18, 2020.

Daphna Shohamy, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and director of the Learning Lab at Columbia University. She uses behavioral research and neuroimaging studies to explore the neural processes by which memory, learning, and decision-making interact.

The Secret Science Club is a science lecture, arts, and performance series, based at The Bell House in Brooklyn, curated by Dorian Devins and Margaret Mittelbach.