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The Department of Psychology is delighted to announce the next hybrid talk of the Mind Meeting Seminar Series.

On Thursday 19th October 2023, 3.30 pm CEST, Professor Nicholas Turk-Browne (Yale University, CT, USA) will give a talk entitled “Cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory in human infants”.

The talk will take place on site (lecture hall of the MPI CBS) and virtually via Zoom. Please contact us at if you are interested in taking part. On our homepage you can  subscribe to the Mind Meeting mailing list.


In this talk, I will present the experimental approach that my lab has developed for performing fMRI studies in awake infants during cognitive tasks. I will share some of our recent discoveries and highlight the open questions that we are working to answer. These studies are beginning to reveal the brain systems underlying how infants perceive and attend to their world, why infants are such prodigious learners, and what makes us amnesic for infant experiences later in life. Despite many challenges, this work suggests that awake infant fMRI is feasible and can provide useful and unique insights into the origins and functions of the human mind and brain.