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Date
November 27, 2017
Time
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location
Haines 352 Reading Room
Contact
Avery Lopez
uclabec@gmail.com

CAROLYN PARKINSON, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

The cognitive demands of navigating large groups comprised of many varied and enduring social bonds are thought to have significantly shaped human brain evolution. Yet, much remains to be understood about how the human brain tracks, encodes, and is influenced by the social networks in which it is embedded. The work presented in this talk integrates approaches from social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and social network analysis in order to better understand how the structure of the social world is encoded in the human brain and the cognitive consequences of this structure.

The BEC Speaker Series hosts presentations by renowned scholars from across the social, behavioral, and biological sciences whose work sheds light on human evolution, including issues of cultural transmission, behavioral ecology, affect, cognition, and health.