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UM Psychology Community Talk: Understanding Memory: How it Works and How to Improve it
Thad Polk, Arthur F Thurnau Professor Professor of Psychology Associate Chair, Faculty Development
Bio: Professor Thad A. Polk is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. His research combines functional imaging of the human brain with computational modeling and behavioral methods to investigate the neural architecture underlying cognition. Some of his major projects have investigated changes in neural representations as we age, contributions of nature versus nurture to neural organization and differences in the brains of smokers who quit compared with those who do not. Dr. Polk has taught well over 6,000 UM students over the past 20 years and has developed three neuroscience courses aimed at the general public for The Great Courses (The Addictive Brain, The Aging Brain, The Learning Brain). In 2012 Princeton Review included him on its list of the Best 300 Professors in the U.S.
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