Social Animals : How Fish, Rats and Birds Teach Us About Making Collective Decisions
Thursday, October 17
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join Dr. Noam Miller for a look at how the collective behaviour of animals like fish and snakes shapes their learning and decision making, and what this research can tell us about how humans make decisions Dr. Miller joined the Collective Cognition
Lab at Wilfrid Laurier University in the summer of 2014. Prior to this appointment he was a post-doctoral researcher at Princeton University in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. He holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto and B.Sc. in Biology from Tel-Aviv University.
Keeping Your Eye on the Goal : Does Athletic Training & Development Improve Dynamic Visual Acuity?
Thursday, November 21
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join the conversation as researcher Katelynn Mitchell shares insights into how the vestibular and visual sensory systems work together to perform everyday tasks in the classroom, office or in a sport-settings. In new tests, scientists are examining the ways in which balance control and level of athletic experience can impact visuomotor performance. This research offers the potential for significant practical applications for elite athletic training assessment and for treating individuals recovering from sport-related concussions.