• Nine startups Apple bought in 2016, and what they do
        The article discusses Emotient and its artificially intelligent facial recognition softare 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

      • Dr. Isabel GauthierFinally, 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)

        Drs. Sejnowski and Muller
      • '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).

      • A Global Unified Vision For Neuroscience
        Dr. Sejnowski and Dr. Chiba
        TDLC's Drs. Terry Sejnowski and Andrea Chiba participated in an exciting Global Brain Initiative Meeting at Rockefeller University in New York on Sept. 19, 2016. The purpose of the meeting: To learn about brain projects around the world, to gather project leaders for possible future collaboration, and to prioritize projects, goals, and funding. Dr. Chiba spoke about the concept of a Global Science of Learning, and Dr. Sejnowski oversaw the wrap-up session. More

      • Team GoblinTeam Goblin wins first place in the inaugural San Diego Brain Hackathon!
        The weekend of Sept. 10, 2016,TDLC investigators John Iversen and Alex Khalil, along with Joseph Heng (a visiting Masters student from Switzerland) entered a two-day Brain Hackathon as "Team Goblin." Their goal was to learn how to create a classroom-scale fun brain game, to introduce children to the idea of EEG and brain computer interfaces. To their surprise and delight, they won first place! The competition was organized by Qusp & CWLab International and sponsored by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Brain Initiative. More

        Dr. Rusty Gage
      • Johns Hopkins and Salk Co-Lead $15 Million Initiative to Unravel Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia (8/31/16 and 9/1/16)
        The consortium will be led by Hongjun Song, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins and TDLC Investigator Rusty Gage, Ph.D., of Salk. (Photo Credit: Salk Institute) Salk News Additional article

      • Qusp Recognized on the TransTech200 List
        Qusp, founded by former TDLC member Tim Mullen, was recently recognized on the TransTech200 list of scientists and engineers advancing tech worldwide for mental and emotional wellbeing! Qusp offers customized scientific and R&D neurotechnology solutions (e.g. Brain Computer Interfaces). More

      • Scientists Uncover Common Cell Signaling Pathway Awry in Some Types of Autism
        TDLC investigator Dr. Fred Gage was part of the study, published in Molecular Psychiatry. Photo Credit: Manuscript (CWRU, 8/26/16). More

      • Neuroscientists stand up for basic cell biology research (Science Daily, 8/25/16)
        TDLC's Dr. Terry Sejnowski co-authored an article published in the journal Science that discusses how "supporting fundamental cell biology research into neurodegeneration may be the key to accelerating understanding of neurodegenerative and so-called "incurable" diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's." More

        Michael Mozer and Hal Pashler
      • Digital textbook scribbles, highlights could give students a learning leg up
        (CU Boulder Today, 8/23/16)
        TDLC researchers Drs. Michael Mozer and Hal Pashler are involved in a project that will allow the development of “smart” annotated online textbooks "to gain a better understanding of a particular learner’s state of mind and grasp of subject matter." The project, funded by a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been created by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, Rice University and UC San Diego. More

      • Neon Labs, founded by former TDLC Researchers, in the news!
        Neon Pro(TM) Boosts Clicks, Likes and Shares for Videos and Images
        Neon Labs, a video and image performance company, was founded in 2012 by former TDLC trainee Sophie. Lebrecht, Ph.D., and TDLC investigator Michael Tarr, Ph.D., from Carnegie Mellon University. (Marketwired 7/28/16) More

        Face Camp 2016
      • Face Camp 2016
        In June, 124 children, including 23 children with special needs, attended this summer’s Face Camp. Conducted at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and organized by TDLC's Dr. Jim Tanaka, Face Camp is a free, one day workshop where typically developing and special needs children learn about the "science, art, and fun" of human face recognition. Learn more!

      • Dr. Jim Tanaka Receives Awards (5/30/16)
        TDLC's Jim Tanaka received the 2016 Outstanding Community Service Award and The Award for Excellence in Research-Inspired Teaching at the University of Victoria
        More

      • Khalil and MincesStudents learn physics through musical sound
        (CBS 8 News, 7/11/16)
        TDLC cognitive scientists Victor Minces and Alexander Khalil create Listening to Waves, a program to learn science by making and analyzing musical instruments. Their program was recently covered on the news (click here to watch the interview!). More information about the program can be found at http://www.listeningtowaves.com.

      • TDLC Newsletter - July 2016 - is now available

        Rusty Gage and Jinju Han
      • Small Molecule Keeps New Adult Neurons From Straying, May Be Tied to Schizophrenia
        Salk study shows the microRNA miR-19 helps budding adult brain cells stay on track
        Dr. Rusty Gage, TDLC investigator and Salk Institute scientist, is a senior author of the study! More
        Photo: Rusty Gage and Jinju Han (Credit: Salk Institute)

      • Focus: Bright Minds Battling Dark Diseases
        San Diego is home to world-class biomedical scientists focused on cutting-edge projects touted by president
        TDLC / Salk researcher Dr. Terry Sejnowski is featured in an article that discusses how the region is shaping President Obama's initiatives on the brain, cancer, the microbiome and precision medicine." (SD U-T, 6/25/16) More


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