Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents. On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton. As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting. Topics vary monthly and are always interesting! Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons.
Our speaker this month is Sarah Hutter, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Psychology. Her topic will be adult learning and adaptation of skilled movement:
The ground was slippery today and I should have been unstable, but I was oblivious to any disruption as over two hundred muscles stretched and pushed, coordinating in a dance of computation to keep me walking as if nothing was different. Now, as I type, thirty-four muscles control the spacing, movement, and pressure of my fingers on the keyboard, and none of those muscles are in my fingers. I'll discuss the ingenious solutions that the motor system uses to minimize the impact of overwhelming complexity, and how we learn and adapt the motor skills necessary to navigate everyday life.
Here is Sarah's bio:
Sarah's primary research interest is the learning process in adults. In particular, she examines the role of strategic planning in the early formation of skilled movement. Housed in Psychology and in a joint program with the Neuroscience Institute, Sarah explores the intersection of cognitive psychology and the neurophysiology of movement through behavioral, computational, and neurological experimentation. She expects to complete her PhD defense in 2021, and is currently exploring career options both within and outside of the academy. Sarah is currently on the Executive Committee for the Council of the Princeton University Community and holds a University Administrative Fellowship with the Center for Career Development.
Priced at $28/person (or $32 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues). Lunch includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee/tea. Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket on the PayPal button below.
Pre-registration is required, by 9 pm on the day prior to the luncheon (so that Nassau Club can properly prepare).
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.
Registration (if not via Paypal) or questions: Send email to Tom Swift via: email@example.com
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