Quinn Memorial Lecture

The annual Quinn Memorial Lecture is made possible by a generous gift to our department from prominent alumnus, Dr. Michael J. Quinn (1927-2004). The event showcases leading-edge research that has theoretical, as well as practical significance, in the areas of consciousness, cognition, and memory. It brings together UBC Psychology faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends for an evening of dialogue.

This year we are thrilled to present Dr. Robert T. Knight, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley.

Robert Knight


Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Vancouver campus

Dr. Knight studies the contribution of prefrontal cortex to human behavior. His research interests include attention and memory; neuropsychology and physiology; and cognitive neuroscience. His laboratory uses electrophysiological, fMRI and behavioral techniques to study controls and neurological patients with frontal lobe damage in an effort to understand the neural mechanisms subserving cognitive processing in humans. The laboratory also records the electrocorticogram directly from the cortical surface in neurosurgical patients with implanted electrodes to study the electrophysiology of network activity supporting goal-directed behavior in humans. The laboratory uses this information to develop brain machine interfaces for motor and language prosthetic devices. More.

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