Other events in Toronto

Emotion and memory

This event takes place on the SECOND Floor and does NOT have step-free access.
Over 18s only
Past event - 2018
15 May 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Imperial Pub, 54 DUNDAS ST E,
 Our first talk will discuss what makes up the emotions that we feel and why we feel the way we do. Our second talk will show recent evidence that learning and memory alter us at the level of our RNA.

Emotion, Cognition, and the Classical Elements of Mind

Prof William Cunningham (Professor, University of Toronto: Department of Psychology and Rotman School of Management: Marketing)
The scientific study of emotion faces a potentially serious problem: after over a hundred years of psychological study, we lack consensus regarding the very definition of emotion. Part of the problem may be the tendency to define emotion in contrast to cognition, rather than viewing both “emotion” and “cognition” as being comprised of more elemental processes. I will discuss a psychological constructivist perspective on emotion that suggests that emotions arise from the combinations of multiple processes, many
of which are not "emotion" specific.

Controlling the Message. The role of mRNA methylation in learning and memory

Dr. Brandon Walters (Research Associate at the Josselyn Lab (Sick Children Hospital))
Epigenetics (the study of histone and DNA modification) has been studied for 20 years in the context of learning and memory. Here we study epitranscriptomics (the study of RNA modification) in learning and memory. We help define the role of this nascent field, and potentially discover the key to understanding how synapses translate new proteins locally at the synapse.