• 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

      • Dr. Terry SejnowskiSalk neuroscientist receives new NSF award to model the brain (8/8/17, Salk News)
        TDLC Director Terry Sejnowski, together with the California Institute of Technology, will receive over $1 million over 3 years from the National Science Foundation to pursue advanced modeling of the brain. More
        (Image: Dr. Terry Sejnowski; Credit: Salk Institute)

      • Spacing out instruction for more effective learning:
        Revisiting material after days and weeks helps us remember better

        This article discusses research on the spacing effect. It includes a study by TDLC's Drs. Mozer and Pashler (with colleagues) that shows that spacing out learning over time "has the potential to double retention over timescales relevant to school or college courses." Read more about the spacing effect! (npj Science of Learning Community Digest, 8/8/17)

      • Gary Cottrell, Ph.D.CSE Professor Honored with Cognitive Science Society Fellowship
        TDLC Director Dr. Gary Cottrell has been elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society, an honor reflecting his "impact on the Cognitive Science community and... sustained record of excellence in research contributions." (7/31/17) Read more from the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Newsletter at UC San Diego (2nd story)

      • Neuroscientist Aims to Understand Brain Structure with New NSF Grant
        The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded neuroscientist Kristen Harris, Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin, a $9 million grant to explore the brain in microscopic detail. Funding will also enable Harris to expand her expertise through collaborations with TDLC's Dr. Terrence Sejnowski of the Salk Institute. (8/1/17, UT News) More

      • UC San Diego Part of International Team to Develop Wireless Implantable Microdevices for the Brain (7/11/17)
        Institute for Neural Computation (INC) Co-Directors Drs. Terry Sejnowski and Gert Cauwenberghs are part of an international collaboration led by Brown University to develop a "wireless neural prosthetic system that could record and stimulate neural activity with unprecedented detail and precision." (Image courtesy of Brown University) More

      • UVic student says his own autism inspired honours psychology research
        TDLC's Dr. Jim Tanaka supervised Patrick Dwyer's research at the University of Victoria. (CBC News, 6/8/17) More

      • Brain Mapping ToolNew Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery
        A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new device to map the brain during surgery. TDLC's Joseph Snider is one of the study authors. More (UC San Diego News Center, 5/24/17;  Photo by David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering)

      • Drs. Sejnowski and OakleyDr. Terrence Sejnowski and Dr Barbara Oakley launch a new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) and are writing a Learning How To Learn book for children!
        Drs. Sejnowski and Oakley's extremely popular MOOC for Coursera called "Learning How to Learn," has already enrolled 1.8 million learners. As a follow-up, they launched a new course in April called "Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential." They are also writing a "Learning How to Learn" book for children ages 10-13, to be available in April 2018!

      • Researchers Receive $7.5 Million Grant to Study Memory Capacity and Energy Efficiency in the Brain (UC San Diego News Center, 5/1/17)
        Researchers from UC San Diego and Stanford University, led by Dr. Padmini Rangamani, received the five- year grant. TDLC's Dr. Terrence Sejnowski is part of the team that hopes to answer the questions: What is the memory capacity of the brain, and how does the brain process information with maximum energy efficiency. More

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