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Nebraska Symposium on Motivation

The Neuropsychopathology of Schizophrenia: Molecules, Brain systems, Motivation, Cognition, and Treatment

9-10 April 2015

Coordinated by: Ming Li, Ph.D., and William Spaulding, Ph.D.

Welcome to the 63rd annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation website. This year's symposium will focus on schizophrenia, which remains a major public health problem and is an intensively researched area in genetics, neuroscience, psychology and neuropharmacology. The breathtaking developments of recent years in our understanding of how the brain works, at the molecular, cellular and systemic levels, have accompanied comparable advances in our understanding of psychological processes in this severe and disabling form of mental illness. Six internationally recognized leaders in neuroscience, psychopathology, and neuropharmacology will address schizophrenia in the context of their broader theoretical work. They will cover a variety of topics related to schizophrenia, including cognitive and motivational dysfunction and associated brain mechanisms, symptom classification, individual differences, genetic etiology, and brain biomarkers of psychosis, and more.

This two-day symposium will be at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus on April 9 (Thursday) and 10 (Friday), 2015. It is free and open to public, but we ask that you please register (available soon). More information about this symposium can be found through the tabs on this website. If you are a psychologist attending the Symposium and wish to obtain continuing education credits, there is specific information available via the Symposium 2015 dropdown tab, or click here.

If you are attending:

The 63rd annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation is located at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, in the City Campus Student Union (1400 ‘R’ Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0452). Click here for a map indicating the location. The Union is a short walk from the downtown area, with many parking facilities nearby. For a map of the closest parking facilities, please click here.

If you are unable to attend:

The Symposium will also be streamed live during speaker presentations and discussions. For a schedule of speakers and discussions, please click here. To view the live streaming, please click here.

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We'd be delighted to have you join us. See you in April!