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Mar 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Understanding the Neural Bases of Decision-Making


Habits serve a purpose. We often establish habits, like a morning routine, to make life quicker and more efficient. But what happens in your brain when you switch from habit to deliberate action? And what happens when you are unable to make that switch? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Dr. Christina Gremel.

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences Graduate Program at UC San Diego, Christina Gremel has been studying the mechanisms controlling how the brain “breaks habits” for 13 years. She will discuss her work on how habits are created, how people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction have a hard time “breaking habits,”and how to change the brain’s balance between habits and goal-directed actions.

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Date and Time

Mar 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm


Biomedical Library, Events Room

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Registration is not required for this event.

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Serafin Raya


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

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UC San Diego Library

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Talks and Lectures