Dr. Daphna Shohamy
Professor, Department of Psychology
Zuckerman Mind, Brain Behavior Institute and Kavli Institute for Brain Science
Columbia University, New York
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Dr. Daphna Shohamy received a BA from Tel-Aviv University, double majoring in Psychology and Humanities. She then went on to receive a PhD in Neuroscience from Rutgers University and trained as a postdoc at Stanford University's Psychology Department. Daphna Shohamy came to Columbia University in 2007 and founded the Learning Lab. Her research aims to understand the neurobiological and cognitive mechanisms underlying learning, memory, and decision-making. It combines functional magnetic resonance brain imaging in healthy humans with studies of patients with specific brain disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. Her work has yielded insights into how the brain changes with learning, how memories are created and retrieved, and how memory shapes our decisions, our actions, and our selves. Dr. Shohamy’s scientific contributions have been recognized by numerous awards and by funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the McKnight Foundation.
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Student presentations
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Poster session
4:30 pm: Brenda Milner Lecture in Cognitive Neuroscience
The 21st Annual Neuropsychology Day and Brenda Milner Lecture honours the career and achievements of Dr. Milner, an eminent cognitive neuroscientist and pioneer of the discipline of neuropsychology.