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Presentation:
Experience of Feast or Famine in Development Sculpts Adult Learning and Decision Making

Speaker:
Linda Wilbrecht, PhD
Professor • Department of Psychology • Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute • UC Berkeley

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Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast concepts of experience dependent plasticity and adaptive developmental plasticity
  • Describe how feeding history in development affected learning and decision making in adulthood in an experimental test in mice
  • Define reward prediction error and basic components of a reinforcement learning model
  • Explain how uncertainty could influence brain function over acute and chronic/cumulative timescales

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UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and pharmacists who participate in this activity.

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