Daphna Shohamy started her scientific path intent on understanding how the human brain creates and retrieves memories. Yet, along the way scientific discoveries forced her to reconsider whether our fundamental assumptions about memory are wrong. Perhaps the primary purpose of memory is not to accurately remember the past, but rather to help us make decisions that will shape our future. This scientific spotlight focuses on her research on how the brain uses memory to make decisions and how this work can help us understand memory loss, maladaptive decision-making and the connection between them.
- Daphna Shohamy, Kavli Professor of Brain Science at Columbia University
- Rui Costa, Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology at Columbia University
Free and open to the public; registration required. Hosted by the Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University.