2020 Autumn MIB Workshop Series: Human Memory and Emotion

Topic: Human Memory and Emotion

Time: 15:00-16:30, Thursday Dec. 3, 2020

Venue: ZOOM

Lecturer: Yixuan Ku, Ph.D., Professor at SYSU


Human memory is the core cognitive system that supports functions like language, learning, reasoning and even general intelligence. Memory systems are complicated and interact with emotion systems. They comprise who we are and how we react to the world, for example, how we make an economic decision making. I will introduce some basic knowledge of cognitive neuroscience and extend it to neural mechanisms underlying human memory and emotion.

Guest speaker (Bio)

Dr. Ku is a Professor and a Ph.D. supervisor at Sun Yat-sen University. He obtained his B.S. and Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, and finished his post-doctoral training at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is the PI of Memory and Emotion Laboratory, and member of Top Hundred Talents Program at SYSU. Dr. Ku focused on neural mechanisms underlying human memory and emotion. He used multimodal neuroimaging methods and computational models to understand the cognitive processes, and tried to apply these mechanisms in the special groups of people (ageing adults, schizophrenia patients, children with autism spectrum disorder). He served as a PI or co-Investigator in multiple grants, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology, and the National Key Fundamental Research (973) Program. Papers from his Lab got published in Brain Stimulation, Cerebral Cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, et al.