Events / Neuronal Mechanisms of Novelty Seeking, Ilya Monosov, PhD (Washington University School of Medicine)

Neuronal Mechanisms of Novelty Seeking, Ilya Monosov, PhD (Washington University School of Medicine)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, Computer Room 100, 4565 McKinley Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
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Ilya Monosov, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Hosted by: Michael Nonet

This event is presented in-person and via Zoom.
Webinar link: https://wustl.zoom.us/j/95150989010

Biological agents display intrinsic motivation to gain information and explore novelty. For example, they explore novel objects regardless of their task relevance, and they are often motivated to gain advance information about the future, even in situations in which this information may not be used to maximize their reward rates. I will discuss our data revealing the neuronal mechanisms that guide these intrinsic motivations and broadly relate these efforts to our broader mission to discover the neural basis of voluntary behavior.

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