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2016-17 iMB Seminar Series Lineup

The interdisciplinary Mind & Brain Series will highlight research focused on understanding the mind and brain across a wide range of approaches. Our speakers represent fields including psychology, neuroscience, computer science and engineering.

September 9
John Beggs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics, Indiana University
http://www.indiana.edu/~iubphys/faculty/jmbeggs.shtml

"High-degree neurons feed cortical computations"

September 23
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
http://cns.bu.edu/~shinn/

"Cortical control of auditory attention"

September 30
James Hudspeth, Ph.D., MD
F.M Kirby Professor, Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, Rockefeller University
http://www.rockefeller.edu/research/faculty/labheads/JamesHudspeth/#content

"Making an effort to listen: mechanical amplification by
ion channels and myosin molecules in hair cells of the inner ear"

October 14
Greg DeAngelis, Ph.D.
Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/people/gdeangelis/

"Neural Computation of Depth from Motion"

October 21
Michael Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU School of Medicine
http://longlab.med.nyu.edu

Neuronal mechanisms of vocal communication

October 28
Lera Boroditsky
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science, UCSD
http://lera.ucsd.edu

Connection between language and cognition

November 4
Ilana Witten
Assistant Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
https://pni.princeton.edu/faculty/ilana-witten

Neural circuits mediating learning and decision making

December 2
Nicholas Priebe
Associate Professor, Neuroscience, UT Austin
http://clm.utexas.edu/PriebeLab/

Processes for visual representation of the world

December 9
Melchi Michel
Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology, Rutgers University
http://psych.rutgers.edu/faculty-profiles-a-contacts/389-melchi-michel

Visual perceptual judgements

December 16
Alla Karpova
Group Leader, HHMI Janelia
https://www.janelia.org/lab/karpova-lab

“Decision-making under uncertainty: Probing the neural basis of mental models”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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