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Brain Awareness Week Presentation by Dr. David Daniel

Making Your Brain Mind: An Owner's Manual

Emotient Receives Most Innovative New Product Award

TDLC's Javier Movellan and Marian Stewart Bartlett are the company co-founders

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President Obama announces BRAIN Initiative

TDLC co-Director Terry Sejnowski attends launch; UC San Diego, 'Mesa' colleagues and private-public partners to play key roles

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TDLC featured in U.S. News & World Report

How the Brain Learns: Researchers study timing, sensory systems, how regions connect (February 24, 2012)

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TDLC researchers develop game for children with autism

The groundbreaking video game was created by researchers at UVic and UCSD using LFI! and CERT

  • "An Evening with Rusty Gage" - Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 5:3-9:00 p.m.
    Bella Vista Social Club & Caffé Networking Night
    Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., a Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, concentrates on the adult central nervous system and unexpected plasticity and adaptability to environmental stimulation that remains throughout the life of all mammals. More info

  • Tea For 3: Trainees Get To Know One Another!
    Beginning this Fall, Tea for 3, a new, fun program to facilitate increased interaction among TDLC Trainees, will begin. Carmela Arstill, TDLC’s Diversity, Outreach & Translation Programs Manager, along with REU Trainee, Sarah Saturday, will be in charge of the logistics of the program. The simple idea is to prompt sets of three TDLC trainees, at multiple career stages and from different labs, to meet briefly to discuss their research and career plans over coffee or tea. More

  • Gyuri Buzsaki Selected As A Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher for 2014!
    TDLC Investigator Dr. Gyuri Buzsaki has been selected as a 2014 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. To earn this distinction, a researcher "ranks among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact." Members represent "some of the world's leading scientific minds." TDLC investigator Rusty Gage is also a member of this distinguished group. More

  • Play Day for EducatorsPlay Day for Educators!
    Held at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park; July 24, 2014, 3:30-6:30pm
    Educators and leaders in schools, universities, museums, learning centers…
    Move, make, and play — merging art, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!
    TDLC researchers will be participating and presenting workshops. More

  • Fred GageGyuri Buzsaki Receives the Ariëns Kappers Medal
    Gyuri Buzsaki received the Ariëns Kappers Medal on July 1, 2014, for his contribution to neuroscience, in particular for his role in understanding brain oscillations. This honor is awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences on recommendation by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience to people who made exceptional contributions to neuroscience. More about the medal

  • Emotient featured in Forbes Magazine (6/18/14)
    What Does The Future Of Retail Look Like? Four Young Companies Provide A Glimpse

  • Call for Presenters: 4th Annual Early Childhood STEM Institute
    Support STEM in early education!
    The conference will be held on September 3-5, 2014, at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego, CA. Click here to download the form.

  • NEW! Blog post featuring TDLC's Alex Khalil and John Iversen's Convergence Symposium: Phenomenological Experience in Music: Between a Referential and Absolute Approach (posted in Pathways in Music, May 24, 2014)

  • Convergence Symposium panel discussion videos now available!

  • Jim TanakaTDLC's Jim Tanaka and Team Featured in UVic Article
    Face Value: UVic researchers give children with autism a fun way to hone their social skills (5/2014)
    The article highlights research at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Autism Research Technology and Education (CARTE). Projects at CARTE "range from workshops for early childhood teachers to the creation of groundbreaking computer games" such as Let's Face It and FaceMaze, using the latest advances in software and hardware technologies to help people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More

  • Fred Gage and Team are Featured in Salk Press Release:
    New stem cell research points to early indicators of schizophrenia
    The article describes the findings of their study, published online in April's Molecular Psychiatry, that "support the theory that the neurological dysfunction that eventually causes schizophrenia may begin in the brains of babies still in the womb." (5/12/14) Read the Press Release

  • TDLC investigators Marian Bartlett and Jim Tanaka are featured in an article about Emotion Aware Google Glassware and Emotion Mirror App
    Emotient to Present Emotion Aware Google Glassware at Vision Sciences Society 2014; Emotient, UC San Diego, and University of Victoria Also Release Web-based Autism Intervention App Called Emotion Mirror (Digital Journal, May 12, 2014). More

  • Paula Tallal and Fast ForWord are featured in Wired Magazine
    Game your brain: The new benefits of neuroplasticity (Wired, 4/17/14)
    The article features TDLC Investigator Paula Tallal and her work on Fast ForWord, and discusses brain plasticity and brain-training games. More

  • A New Method Applied to Kinematic Data Reveals Hidden Influences on Reach and Grasp Trajectories
    TDLC's Daniel Bub and his colleagues at the University of Victoria (Canada) have developed new statistical procedures that allow them to measure the influence of competing action intentions on the execution of a reach and grasp response. Their paper has just been accepted for publication in Psychological Science. More

  • Marian BartlettMan vs. Computer: Which Can Best Spot Pain Fakers? (5/1/14)
    (ABC News, video and article)
    TDLC's Dr. Marian Bartlett discusses her team's cutting edge research at UC San Diego, that could "change how doctors treat patients and their pain."

  • Computer Software Accurately Predicts Student Test Performance
    (UC San Diego News Center, April 15, 2014)
    This article describes technology that "uses facial expression recognition to detect how engaged students are during a class and to predict how well they will do in that class." Featured TDLC researchers include Drs. Jacob Whitehill, Javier Movellan, and Zewelanji Serpell (as well as discussion of Emotient and the Machine Perception Lab at UC San Diego). More

  • Stephanie Alfonso, a former Amgen Scholar from Andrea Chiba's lab, has published a first-author paper! Read the paper
    More about the Amgen Scholar Program

  • Extreme Memory Tournament in San Diego on April 26-27:
    The world’s top 16 memory athletes will be competing for $60K in prize money(TDLC Funder Sponsored Event). Find out more!

  • TDLC News - April 2014 is now available!

  • RUBI and Emotient featured on KPBS:
    KPBS: Rubi and Emotient

    When Computers
    Can Read You
    Like A Book

    (April 9, 2014)

  • Eliciting brain plasticity to keep the body moving
    Engineers think 'out of the box' to help solve motor control issues for Parkinson's patients and others (Science Nation, March 31, 2014)
    TDLC is featured in the National Science Foundation (NSF) online magazine, Science Nation, which describes Gert Cauwengerghs' NSF grant 'Emerging Frontiers in Research Innovation (EFRI)' and highlights the Motion Capture-Brain Dynamics Lab.

  • TDLC All-Hands Meeting 2014 Videos Are Now Available!

  • Computer Accurately Detects Pain (U-T San Diego, March 20, 2014)
    A study by researchers at UC San Diego and the University of Toronto has found that a computer system spots real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people can. TDLC's Marni Bartlett is lead author of the paper titled "Automatic Decoding of Deceptive Pain Expressions,” published in the latest issue of Current Biology. More
    Another related article: Computers Spot False Faces Better Than People (UC San Diego News Center, March 20, 2014)

  • UC San Diego Start-Up Emotient Shows the Face of New Technology
    (UC San Diego News Center, March 12, 2014)

  • Mike MozerUpcoming Event:
    "Approaching Twenty Years of Knowledge Tracing" Workshop
    In conjunction with The 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, July 4, 2014 - July 7, 2014, Institute of Education, London, UK
    Co-organized by TDLC's Mike Mozer. More

  • Put Down That Cellphone! Study Finds Parents Distracted by Devices
    (NBC News Health/Parenting, March 9, 2014)
    TDLC's Gedeon Deák is interviewed in the article, which discusses the topic of parents using mobile devices around their children.

  • This Google Glass App Will Detect Your Emotions, Then Relay Them Back To Retailers (March 6, 2014)
    Facial recognition company Emotient will open a private beta for a Google Glass app that detects users' emotions in real time. (TDLC's Marian Bartlett and Javier Movellan are co-founders and lead researchers for Emotient). More

  • TEN Brain Awareness Week Presentation
    March 13, 2014, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
    TDLC's The Educator Network Presents:  Making Your Brain Mind: An Owner's Manual (Featured Speaker, Dr. David Daniel).
    Live Presentation/Webinar, followed by a panel discussion of area high school students and UC San Diego students. Reception & Refreshments to Follow. More info... 

  • New TDLC Publication in Nature Communications:
    Temporally selective contextual encoding in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus
    L.M. Rangel, A.S. Alexander, J.B. Aimone, J. Wiles, F.H. Gage, A.A. Chiba & L.K. Quinn
    Click here for online version or PDF

    Marlene Behrmann
  • Behrmann studies how brain works with one hemisphere
    (CMU The Tartan Online, Feb. 9, 2014 )
    TDLC's Marlene Behrmann discusses brain plasticity — the ability of the brain to change and adapt its structure and function. She believes that an understanding of brain plasticity could have a substantial influence on the way the brain is viewed. "Contrary to received wisdom, the brain is really a pretty flexible machine," Behrmann said. "There may be ways to optimize brain function, both in normal individuals and individuals with some kind of abnormality." More

    Mike Mozer
  • New Publication by TDLC's Mike Mozer, Doctoral candidate Rob Lindsey, and DEAP member and middle-school teacher Jeff Shroyer:
    CU-built software uses big data to battle forgetting with personalized content review
    (Univ. of Colorado Boulder News, Jan. 21, 2014)

    According to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder, computer-based individualized study schedules can help students remember what they have studied. TDLC's Mike Mozer is senior author of the study, published in the journal Psychological Science. Another related article about their study: Students remember more with personalized review, even after classes end (Jan. 21, 2014).

  • The International Mind Brain Education Society (IMBES) has announced a call for nominations for three new awards in the field of Mind, Brain and Education. The deadline is quickly approaching - February 21, 2014. More

  • Marni BartlettTDLC'S Marni Bartlett in the news:
    Facial-Recognition Tech Can Read Your Emotions
    (LiveScience, 1/30/14)
    Innovator Talks about Getting University Work into Business

    (The San Diego Union Tribune, 1/27/14)
    Read an Interview with Marian Bartlett, co-founder and lead researcher for Emotient, winner of Connect's 2013 Most Innovative New Products Award in the software category for FACET. More

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