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.