Michael Gazzaniga gave a keynote address titled "Unity in a Modular World." From the writeup:
In his keynote address, Michael S. Gazzaniga suggests the brain may work through local gossip rather than central planning.
A composer standing with hands at his side while the orchestra plays a perfect symphony — that’s how the brain works.
At least that was the metaphor offered by Gazzaniga of the University of California, Santa Barbara, during the keynote address of the 25th APS Annual Convention. ...
Click to read the rest and watch the video of his talk.
The Presidential Symposium this year focused on memory formation. The speakers were Joseph Steinmetz, Ted Abel, Elizabeth Loftus (photo above), Michael Fanselow, and Elizabeth Phelps. From the writeup:
This year’s speakers...took the audience on a tour of memory formation that began with cells encoding the memories, continued through various brain regions retrieving them, and concluded with the social experiences that sparked them in the first place.
Click to read more and watch the video.
Another keynote was titled "Diverse Brains."
[L]anguage-processing researcher Morton Ann Gernsbacher explained why it makes more sense to accept disabilities like autism as examples of brain diversity rather than viewing them as defects.
Click to read more and watch her talk.
To read and watch still more from the conference, click here and here. Very soon, I will write a couple of posts about other presentations I attended. Watch for them here at BonP and at idealawg. I only returned a couple of days ago so am a bit behind on my blogging.
Image credit: Association for Psychological Science.