Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium: Leah Somerville (Harvard University) – “Goal-directed behavior and the adolescent brain”

October 2, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wilson Hall 214 (Danforth Campus)

“Goal-directed behavior and the adolescent brain”

Hosted by the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Abstract: My lab’s research aims to reveal how neurodevelopmental shifts in circuit-level brain function contribute to changes in motivated, emotional, and social behavior during adolescence. My talk will feature new work that reveals the ways in which goal-directed behaviors are differentially shaped by cues of value during adolescence, and associations with changes in brain function. Ultimately, the aims of this work are threefold: to bolster fundamental understanding of human neurodevelopment in the second decade of life, to inform relationships between circuit-level brain function and human behavioral outcomes more generally, and to gain insight into mechanisms of health risks that emerge during adolescence.

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