- 10 Must-Read Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2016
This article includes a study co-authored by TDLC's Dr. Terry Sejnowski, that describes how "Your Brain’s Capacity is Much Greater than Anyone Realized." Read more Click here to read the Salk Institute article, and here to read about the study in eLife.
- What makes facial recognition "almost magical"?
TDLC Investigator Dr. Marlene Behrmann, from Carnegie Mellon University, is
co-author of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that discusses the "age-old mystery" of face recognition. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette12/27/16) More
- We are sad to announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Annette Karmiloff-Smith. A pioneering developmental psychologist, one of Piaget's students, Annette kept breaking the conventional wisdom about development throughout her career. She can beconsidered the prototype from which the phrase "think different" was spawned. Annette was a member of the TDLC Advisory Board from the beginning, and gave a talk here this spring through the DART/TDLC Neuroscience Seminar Series. Click here for a page dedicated to her memory. You can view her talk here. She was innovative to the end. Who knew babies with Down's Syndrome could tell us about Alzheimer's? Annette did. We will miss her terribly.
- Nine startups Apple bought in 2016, and what they do
The article discusses Emotient and its artificially intelligent facial recognition software that can scan a person's face and read their emotions. Emotient originated as a start-up at UC San Diego by a team that includes former TDLC researchers Drs. Marni Bartlett, Javier Movellan, and Gwen Littlewort. (Business Insider, 12/6/16) More
- Finally, a type of face that men recognize better than women (11/16/16, Vanderbilt News)
TDLC investigator Dr. Isabel Gauthier led the study. The team, using Barbie Dolls and Transformers, found that men were better at recognizing Transformer faces while women were better at recognizing Barbie faces. This finding supports the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition. (Photo: John Russell/Vanderbilt University). More Additional article (11/21/16)
- 'Princess Leia' brainwaves help sleeping brain store memories (Salk; 11/15/16)
Salk researchers discover rotating waves of brain activity that repeat during the night.
TLDC Co-Director Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, with fellow Salk scientists including Dr. Lyle Muller, co-authored the study.
Salk article Additional article eLIFE article.
- Learning to Move and Moving to Learn
TDLC scientists Leanne Chukoskie and Joseph Snider have been awarded an NSF grant to study how physical movement can be used to identify children with learning disabilities. Additional project colleagues include Drs. Jorge José, Terry Sejnowski, and Emo Todorov. The study, titled 'Learning to Move and Moving to Learn,' will measure movements of the body, face and eyes in middle- and high-school-age children. These methods could represent a powerful new tool in measuring signs of learning disability. (IUB Newsroom, 11/9/16). More NSF webpage
- TDLC Newsletter - November 2016 - is now available!
- Scientists Adapt Computer Program to Gauge Eye Spasm Severity
Scientists at the Salk Institute have developed a computer program that analyzes videos of patients' faces for blepharospasm (uncontrollable muscle contractions around the eye). Among the study's authors are TDLC researchers Drs. David Peterson, Gwen Littlewort, and Terrence Sejnowski, along with former TDLC scientist Marian Bartlett.
Read more about the study! (Scicasts, 10/25/16).
Click here to read the study in Neurology (10/21/16).
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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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