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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 4:00pm
Mann Library, 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
In the second decade of life, young adults have endless choices, but the decisions they make depend on developing the power of the human brain to learn and reason.
Join Dr. Valerie Reyna for a "Chats in the Stacks" talk about her new book “The Adolescent Brain: Learning, Reasoning, and Decision Making,” (American Psychological Association, 2012). Valerie Reyna is Professor of Human Development and Psychology at Cornell, and a Co-director of the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research. In her book, she brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to examine how the adolescent brain develops, and how this development impacts various aspects of reasoning and decision-making, from the use and function of memory and representation, to judgment, mathematical problem-solving, and the construction of meaning.
A reception and book signing will follow. The "Chats in the Stacks" book talk is funded by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund at Mann Library.