Mbesc Lunchtime Seminar: A Neural Basis for Learning
Dr. Olav Krigolson
Dr. Olav Krigolson, Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada and Director of the Neuroeducation Network at the same institution is visiting us this week.
Advances in human neuroimaging have allowed researchers to examine neural learning systems within the human brain. In this talk, Prof Krigolson will discuss work his done in laboratory that has used electroencephalography to examine a reinforcement learning system within the medial-frontal cortex. He will also discuss practical implications that may be drawn from this work and how they impact the design of learning environments.
About Dr. Krigolson...
He joined the university in 2014 after four years in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. Prior to that he has a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia and received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Victoria in 2007. Dr. Krigolson is an expert in the areas of human learning and decision-making. In his laboratory human neuroimaging is used in conjunction with advanced statistical and computational models to further our understanding of how people learn and how they make decisions. To date, Dr. Krigolson has authored 39 publications and 124 conference presentations. He has raised over $1 million in research funding for his laboratory and his work was featured in a special edition of Macleans Magazine in 2013, "The New Brain".
We are looking forward to seeing you there and share thoughts and ideas around this topic and a cup of tea and biscuits!