- Babies Time Their Adorable Smiles to Manipulate Adults (Smithsonian.com, 9/30/15)
Researchers Paul Ruvolo, Daniel Messinger, and TDLC's Javier Movellan say they found compelling evidence that babies smile on purpose, to try to get people to smile in return. Their findings were published in the journal PLOS One: Infants Time Their Smiles to Make Their Moms Smile (9/23/15). Also: UCSD figures out why babies smile (SD U-T, 9/23/15). Additional articles about this study can be read here.
- Dr. Bartlett's TEDx Talk Now Available!
TDLC's Marian Bartlett, Ph.D., gave a talk about Emotion Aware Machines on Oct.11, 2014, at TEDx AmericasFinestCity. The video is finally available to watch here! For additional details fo the event, click here!
- Mozart & The Mind -
Sept. 25-27, 2015
Three days packed with cutting-edge scientific exploration, music and fun! Dr. Tim Mullen is creative director, while TDLC's Dr. John Iversen and Dr. Alex Khalil will be presenting, along with other exciting speakers including Antonio Damasio, Concetta Tomaino, Nina Kraus, and more. The event is In Collaboration with The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. Additional info or to click here to read the flyer!
- Evolving Research on Music in Health, and Education - 9/24/15
A panel discussion presented in concert with Mozart & the Mind; Dr. Iversen presents.
- Dr. John Iversen to Present Upcoming TEDx Talk
TDLC's Dr. Iversen will be presenting a TEDx talk on October 17, 2015, at Symphony Hall in San Diego. He will discuss the SIMPHONY project, an "ambitious collaborative longitudinal study of the impact of music training on brain and behavioral development." To register or learn more, click here
- Emotient in the News:
Demo Traction: This start-up can read your poker face
Facial recognition tech can even tell how a jury will judge a defendant
Emotient featured in the ComputerWorld article! (8/16/15) More
- Dr. Fred Gage interviewed for the S.D. Union Tribune:
Fred Gage's unending exploration of the brain (9/8/15)
TDLC investigator Dr. Fred "Rusty" Gage, a scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, discusses adult neurogenesis. His pioneering discoveries about the brain have focused on neurogenerative conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. More
- Dr. Terrence Sejnowski in the news:
Receptors in brain linked to schizophrenia, autism
The loss of a critical receptor in a special class of inhibitory neurons in the brain may be responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and schizophrenia, according to new research by Salk scientists. TDLC's Dr. Sejnowski is head of Salk’s Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, which led the research published in Molecular Psychiatry on August 11, 2015. Salk news release Additional article
- Emotient Analyzes the Debate
Emotion-Reading Technology First And Only To Analyze Audience Reactions To Republican Presidential Primary Debate(8/7/15). Emotient Breaks Ground Using Machine Learning Algorithm to Verify Authentic, Real-Time Voter Emotions to Candidate Responses. (PRNewswire)
- Former TDLC Trainee Sophie Lebrecht, Ph.D., and TDLC investigator Michael Tarr, Ph.D.,
in the news: Neon Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum
Neon, founded in 2012, offers proprietary technology that combines "neuroscience and machine learning to understand how the human brain responds to images and how that response translates to increased audience engagement." The company was selected as a 2016 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, a group of the 49 most innovative global companies as determined by the World Economic Forum. Dr. Lebrecht is CEO of Neon, while Dr. Tarr is co-founder of the company. More
- Dr. Cottrell interviewed during IBRO 2015
TDLC's Dr. Gary Cottrell discusses the mini-symposium he chaired during the 9th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) World Congress on Neuroscience in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (July 7-11, 2015). Click here to watch his interview on Music as a window onto the brain!
- A New Wrinkle: Geometry of Brain's Outer Surface Correlates With Genetic Heritage
Researchers at UC San Diego and the School of Medicine have found that the shape of the cerebral cortex correlates with genetic ancestry. The study, published online in Current Biology (7/9/15), "could eventually lead to more personalized medicine approaches for diagnosing and treating brain diseases." TDLC's Dr. Terry Jernigan is a co-author of the study. More
Fast ForWord In Schools - A Groundbreaking Pilot Program (7/9/15)
Mind Matters, a treatment center serving families affected by ADD / ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders and learning disorders, collaborated with the Vallecito Unified School District to bring Fast ForWord to Hazel Fischer Elementary and Michelson Elementary. The Fast ForWord program, co-developed by TDLC's Dr. Paula Tallal, is a computer-based reading intervention used to help children who are struggling in school. Mind Matters found the pilot program to be tremendously successful. More
Ken Denman and Dr. Marian Bartlett Interviewed on KUSI News (6/30/15)
Ken Denman (President and CEO of Emotient) and Dr. Marni Bartlett (Founder and Lead Scientist at Emotient) were interviewed on KUSI News about Emotient! Click here to view photos (video not available)
Congressional Briefing on the Science of Learning
TDLC Co-Director Andrea Chiba and Project Scientist Alex Khalil travelled to Washington, D.C. to co-host a Congressional Briefing on the Science of Learning, on June 24, 2015. Other Science of Learning Directors Patricia Kuhl (University of Washington), Nora Newcombe (Temple University) and Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (Boston University) also presented results from the research in order to raise awareness of the importance of this research. The event was co-sponsored by Congressional Representative Chaka Fattah of the 2nd district of Pennsylvania. View invite
- TDLC News - June 2015 is now available!
- TDLC affiliate member, Dr. Jeff Elman, heads UC San Diego's new Online and Technology Enhanced Education Office
Beyond MOOCs: Campus Launches Online Learning Office Headed by Jeff Elman (6/11/15)
More TDLC-Related News
This work was supported in part by NSF grant SMA 1041755 to the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, an NSF Science of Learning Center.
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