• Lara Rangel and Pamela Rivière TDLC COMES FULL CIRCLE: TDLC's final San Diego Fellow, Pamela Rivière, receives an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to work with former TDLC Fellow Lara Rangel

          TDLC has always valued mentorship and collaboration. More than 150 students have participated in Center laboratories across 18 research institutions in four countries (U.S., Canada, England, and Australia)! A great example is the mentorship between Dr. Andrea Chiba, former trainee Dr. Lara Rangel (above, right), and current student Pamela Rivière (above, left). More

        • The TDLC Newsletter - June 2018 - is now available!

        • CoEDL Opie robotHow AI is helping preserve Indigenous languages: Australian researchers have partnered with Google to preserve endangered Indigenous languages
          TDLC Investigator Janet Wiles, a researcher with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL), has been working to transcribe and preserve endangered languages. Last year, CoEDL partnered with Google to develop what is known as "machine learning" technology, which can process audio recordings. In addition, with the help of the Ngukurr Language Centre, they have developed a robot, known as Opie, that aids in teaching children the local languages. (photo to right; source: supplied in article). (SBS News, 5/31/18) More

        • Global Convergence on the Science of Learning conferenceConference Brings Together Global Researchers on the Science of Learning (Qualcomm Institute, 5/7/18)
          Educators, cognitive psychologists, computer engineers, neuroscientists, policy makers and representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently convened in Virginia for a two-day conference called the Global Convergence on the Science of Learning to examine the scope and complexity of how humans, other animals, and machines learn and share ideas and challenges for leveraging technology to improve education. The event was hosted by TDLC and organized by QI researchers, Andrea Chiba and Leanne Chukoskie. More

        • Salk scientistsGrafted brain organoids provide insight into neurological disorders (Salk, 4/16/18)
          Salk scientists improve the growth of three-dimensional brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophrenia
          TDLC's Dr. Fred Gage is part of the study team. More(Credit: Salk Institute)

        • Making new memories is a balancing act
          New MemoriesSalk scientists discover that brain storage capacity is dynamic and varies by region (Salk Institute, 3/14/18)
          Dr. Terry Sejnowski is one of the authors of this new paper.
          MoreResearch paper in PNAS (image credit: Salk)

        • 15 Coolest Jobs in San Diego and How to Get Them (San Diego Magazine, 1/2/18)
          TDLC investigator Leanne Chukoskie is featured in the article! She discusses her work creating video games that help individuals with autism improve focus and manage ADHD. She also describes the soon-to-be-launched Power of NeuroGaming Center (PoNG), where she and her team will make their game design and development skills available to other researchers in the UCSD community. More

        • Dr. Jim Tanaka Receives Provost's Engaged Scholar Award
          Drs. Tanaka and GutberletTDLC Investigator Jim Tanaka, Ph.D., along with scientist Jutta Gutberlet, Ph.D., have been awarded the University of Victoria Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award. The award is presented to tenured faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in their field, as well as inspired teaching and community engagement. Congratulations Drs. Tanaka and Gutberlet! (2/28/18; Photo: Gutberlet and Tanaka. Credit: UVic Photo Services.) More

        • The Chuck Noll Foundation For Brain Injury Research Announces Dr. Behrmann and Dr. TarrInaugural Research Grants (BusinessWire, 2/22/18)
          TDLC researchers Dr. Marlene Behrmann and Dr. Michael Tarr are part of a team that was awarded a grant from The Chuck Noll Foundation For Brain Injury Research. Their grant, "Automated Detection and Suppression of Brain Tsunamis," involves a three-year study to develop a novel system for concussion monitoring and treatment. Investigators include: Dr. Pulkit Grover, Dr. Marlene Behrmann, Dr. Michael Tarr, Dr. Shawn Kelly, Dr. Jonathan Elmer, and Dr. Lori Shuttersity. More

        • 4d gogglesNew '4-D Goggles' Allow Wearers to be 'Touched' by Approaching Objects
          A team of researchers at UC San Diego and San Diego State University has developed a pair of "4-D goggles" that allows wearers to be physically "touched" by a movie when they see a looming object on the screen. The team includes INC neuroscientists Ruey-Song Huang and Ching-fu Chen, and SDSU professor Martin Sereno. More(UC San Diego News, 2/8/18) Photo by Ching-fu Chen. Click here for the paper in Human Brain Mapping.

          Dr. Rusty Gage
      • Salk Institute Names Geneticist Rusty Gage as Interim President
        The Salk Institute announced Monday that geneticist Fred “Rusty” Gage will serve as interim president as the board begins a search for a permanent successor to retiring Elizabeth Blackburn. Dr. Gage had previously stepped into this role in an interim capacity in 2015 during former Salk President Bill Brody’s medical leave. More (Times of San Diego, 1/22/18)

        Dr. Sejnowski
      • Congratulations Dr. Terry Sejnowski, for being elected as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow! (12/2017)
        More about the NAI Fellows Program



      • What Learning Looks Like: Creating A Well-Tuned Orchestra In Your Head
        TDLC's Dr. John Iversen is featured on KPBS, where he discusses his five-year study on the brains of children who play music in the San Diego Youth Symphony's Community Opus after-school program. Dr. Iversen is just beginning to analyze his data, but early findings suggest playing music is linked to stronger language development!
        Read more (KPBS 12/12/17)

      • Behind the boom in machine learning
        Dr. SejnowskiTDLC Co-Director Dr. Terry Sejnowski discusses machine learning at the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference being held on Dec. 4-9, 2017, in Long Beach, CA. Read more Info about NIPS(Axios, 12/4/17)

      • Advances to brain-interface technology provide clearer insight into visual system
        CMUCarnegie Mellon University engineers and cognitive neuroscientists have demonstrated that a new high-density EEG can capture the brain's neural activity at a higher spatial resolution than ever before. TDLC investigators Drs. Michael Tarr and Marlene Behrmann participated in the study! More(Science Daily, 12/4/17) Click here to read the publication.

      • Isabel GauthierVisual intelligence is not the same as IQ
        A new study by TDLC's Dr. Isabel Gauthier and her team shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people’s visual ability and that these variations are not associated with individuals’ general intelligence, or IQ. Click here to read more! (Research News at Vanderbilt, 11/7/17) Photo credit: Vanderbilt


      • Cluster mapSMART: Facial recognition for molecular structures
        An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC San Diego has developed a method to identify the molecular structures of natural products that is faster and more accurate than existing methods. Drs. Zhang and Gerwick teamed up with TDLC's Dr. Gary Cottrell for the project. Read more Click here to view the article in Scientific Reports. Additional article in CalIT2 News: Finding a Faster, More Accurate Way to Identify Molecular Structures of Natural Products. Image above: The SMART cluster map. Credit: UC San Diego. (Phys Org, 10/31/17).

      • IBM Research and UC San Diego Collaborate to Advance the Use of Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living (9/28/17)
        TDLC investigator Virginia de Sa, Ph.D., will lead the Healthy Aging project with Laurel Riek, Ph.D., and TDLC co-Director Andrea Chiba, Ph.D., is part of the team. More

      • New research highlights:
        Video Game Training to Improve Eye Gaze Behavior in Children with Autism
        Researchers devise experiments to improve the motor planning and execution capabilities of children with autism. More

      • The TDLC Newsletter - August 2017 - is now available!

      • New kinds of brain cells revealed
        "Salk Institute and UC San Diego scientists have, for the first time, profiled chemical modifications of DNA molecules in individual neurons." Using a molecular method, they are able to identify groups of neurons with different functions. Dr. Terry Sejnowski is part of the research team. (Salk News, 8/10/17). More

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