Speaker: A/Professor Jai Yu
University of Chicago

Title: "How experience shapes future problem solving."

The brain learns from diverse experiences throughout the lifespan. How does the range of past experiences impact how new problems are solved? We investigate this question at the behavioral and neural levels by observing how rats learn different spatial navigation tasks as wells as recording neural activity across multiple brain regions. We found previous experience affected how rats explored new spatial environments but, unexpectedly, not how well they learned.

About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium on Level 7 are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


Neuroscience Seminars archive 2005-2018