[colloq] Weekly Colloquia - 9/12-16/11

Pittman, Rebecca J rpittman at purdue.edu
Fri Sep 9 13:35:40 EDT 2011


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Weekly Colloquia

Learning & Memory/Cognitive

Speakers:                  Robert W. Proctor and Kyeong-Ah Jeong, Purdue University
Title:                          "Incorporation of Privacy and Usability for Remote/Home Health Care Systems:
  Human Factors Considerations
Date:                           Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Time/Place:               12:30 p.m., PRCE 277




John S. Karling Distinguished Lectures
Biological Sciences

Speaker:                    Professor Alex Kacelnik, University of Oxford, UK
Title:                           "Bird-brained Economists"
Date:                           Thursday, September 15, 2011
Time/Place:                3:40 p.m., PFEN 241 Dean's Auditorium

The talk will be about the concept of rationality from biological, economic, and psychological perspectives, and how he has applied it
to the study of host-parasite interactions, foraging behavior, and tool use in birds.  For abstract, click here<http://www.psych.purdue.edu/images/stories/Docs/PurdueKarlingLectureAbstract.pdf>.

Dr. Kacelnik is Professor of Behavioural Ecology in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University, UK, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
He is well-known for his ability to integrate animal behavior, psychology, and economy in his research. He has obtained multiple major grants
and published over 160 papers in international journals (e.g., Science, Nature, PNAS, Proceedings of the Royal Society, etc.).
His research on tool use in New Caledonian crows has been widely featured in the media and is included in many Animal Behavior textbooks.
To learn more about Alex's research, here is his lab's website: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~kgroup/index.html<http://users.ox.ac.uk/%7Ekgroup/index.html>




Social

Speaker:                    Daniel Molden, Northwestern University
Title:                           "The Motivational versus Metabolic Effects of Carbohydrates on Self-Regulation"
Date:                           Friday, September 16, 2011
Time/Place:               12:30 p.m., PRCE 277



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