Psychology Department

PSY Speaker Series welcomes Brent Hughes, Ph. D. ~ April 8, 2021 ~ The Neuroscience of Motivated Cognition

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April 8, 2021 1:10 PM–2:25 PM

The Union College Psychology Department Speaker Series and Honors Colloquium welcome

Brent Hughes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, UC Riverside

for a public lecture entitled

The Neuroscience of Motivated Cognition

Thursday, April 8, 2021

1:10-2:25 via Zoom (ID: 832 634 7213)

This talk will focus broadly on the phenomenon of motivated cognition, under which goals and needs guide individuals’ thinking towards their desired conclusions. These motives range from the need to feel good about oneself to the desire to affiliate with others, they exert an influence across different stages of processing, and they have far-reaching consequences. In this talk, I will show how combining behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging techniques can provide insights into how motivated cognition shapes information processing.


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