- TDLC's Terry Sejnowski, with Barbara Oakley, have put together a set of lectures for Coursera on "Learning How to Learn," which launched on August 1, 2014, and will continue through the month. Click here to join or to learn more!
- Dr. Gedeon Deák to be Interviewed on Hangout On Air
August 5, 2014, 9:00-9:30 am (PST)
Click here to view the webcast
- Terry Sejnowski and Team Featured in the News:
Memory Relies On Astrocytes, The Brain’s Lesser Known Cells
(July 30, 2014, redOrbit)
Astrocytes, The Brain's Lesser Known Cells, Get Some Cognitive Respect
(July 28, 2014, Science 2.0)
- 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 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
- Gyuri 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!
- TDLC's Jim Tanaka and Team Featured in UVic Article
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
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
Man 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:
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)
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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