• New MemoriesMaking new memories is a balancing act
          Salk 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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