Does your discipline/industry utilize unmanned aerial vehicles aka drones? Do you analyze data patterns? Do you collect samples from the environment? Is your discipline one of the following. Engineering/Robotics. Criminal Justice. Fisheries & Wildlife, Mathematics, Business/Marketing. Conservation Biology, Geology, or Environmental Science? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may benefit from one of the LSSU’s geospatial programs. The GIS programs are designed as support programs to provide participants with spatial analytical skills that are in high demand in a variety of industries.
Friday, October 4th at 3:00pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons
At a basic level, behavior can be understood in terms of two general classes of motivational processes: appetitive/positive and aversive/negative. Everyone agrees that both positive and negative processes are important, yet scientists still do not know much how these processes affect perception and cognition. In this talk, I will introduce my recent work on the role of affective motivational states in perception and cognition. I leverage recent methodological advances to enhance our understanding of emotion-perception, emotion- cognition integration and interaction. In particular, I will present behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging evidence showing how gain and loss influence earlier perceptual processing, and how simultaneous threat and reward interact in the visual processing. I close by discussing the clinical implications of my work, and how my studies can help understand the mechanisms that potentially go awry in mental illness.