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Mechanisms of Motivation, Cognition, and Aging Interactions (MoMCAI)


  • Stanford in Washington (map)

Mechanisms of Motivation, Cognition, and Aging Interactions was a scientific meeting aimed at bringing together researchers from a variety of disciplines whose work focused on motivation, cognition, and life-span development. 

The Network offered 15 travel awards to support attendance by junior researchers (priority to graduate students and post-docs but research scientists and junior faculty were welcome to apply). Priority was given to individuals whose research was focused on development and aging or early life decisions that affect late life outcomes. Travel award winners also presented posters at the meeting.

The Planning Committee included: Todd Braver (co-chair), Luiz Pessoa (co-chair), Deanna Barch, Matthew Botvinick, Charles Carver, Mara Mather, and Gregory Samanez-Larkin

Conference Program

Speakers and attendees collaborated on a review that was later published in CABN:

Braver, T. S., Krug, M. K., Chiew, K. S., Kool, W., Westbrook, J. A., Clement, N. J., ... & Cools, R. (2014). Mechanisms of motivation–cognition interaction: challenges and opportunitiesCognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience14(2), 443-472.

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