• Rats can make friends with robot rats and will rescue them when stuck (Daily News 11/27/18)
          Laleh Quinn and her colleagues in Dr. Andrea Chiba's lab tested whether rats can detect social signals from robotic rats. Their research is highlighted in the article. More

        • Steven PanHow to Study Less and Learn More
          Steven Pan, UC San Diego doctoral student in psychology, discusses effective learning techniques from cognitive psychology research, and has turned these tips into workshops for undergraduate students and a How to effectively study web page! (UC San Diego News Center, 10/18/18). More

        • Emergent Brain Dynamics: Prebirth to Adolescence
          This new volume is based on an in-depth symposium examining the important question, 'how do early experiences influence brain development to determine who we become?' TDLC's Dr. April Benasich is one of the book's editors! (from Strüngmann Forum Reports) More

        • PodcastHow to Start a Deep Learning Revolution (10/25/18, Brain Inspired)
          Dr. Terrence Sejnowski is interviewed for a podcast on Brain Inspired: "How to Start a Deep Learning Revolution." Listen to the podcast! (#15 on the following webpage)

        • Robot ‘rat’ meets real rat — and science happens
          Rat RobotScott Heath, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of TDLC's Dr. Janet Wiles, presented the unpublished work at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Heath and his colleagues at the University of Queensland in Australia, are collaborating with neuroscientists at UC San Diego to program the robot with specific responses so researchers can use it to study complex social behaviors. More (Spectrum, 11/6/18)

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        • Australia Uses Tech to Preserve its Languages
          (U.S. News, 10/30/18)
          TDLC investigator Dr. Janet Wiles, with researchers from the University of Queensland and the ARC Center of Excellence for the Dynamics of Languages, is leading a program that aims to teach children in indigenous communities the language of their ancestors. They have developed the Indigenous Language Opie - a 2-foot-tall wooden figure shaped like a robot - to help combat the potential disappearance of indigenous languages. Opie carries two digital tablets – one has eyes that follow a child's movements; the other has memory games using recorded stories in indigenous languages. More (Photo by Shaina Russell)

        • Dr. SejnowskiA pioneering scientist explains ‘deep learning’
          Dr. Terry Sejnowski discusses his new book, The Deep Learning Revolution, as well as the field of deep learning in general. He argues that "the hype about killer AI or robots making us obsolete ignores exciting possibilities happening in the fields of computer science and neuroscience, and what can happen when artificial intelligence meets human intelligence." Read what he has to say in this fascinating interview! (The Verge, 10/16/18)

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        • Tapping Untapped Talent: Internship program taps into the talents of autistic youth (UC San Diego, 10/11/18)
          A new internship program at UC San Diego taps into the talents of autistic youth to develop therapeutic video games. Dr. Leanne Chukoskie, a neuroscientist at UC San Diego, designed a paid summer internship program for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With support from the San Diego Foundation and the Legler Benbough Foundation, she established the program through the Power of Neurogaming Center (PoNG) at UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute. The eight-week program is mutually beneficial - Dr. Chukoskie gains the students’ coding talent, and interns improve their social skills by working in creative groups and making professional connections. More(Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications)

        • The Deep Learning Revolution by Dr. Terrence J. Sejnowski
          In his recently released book, The Deep Learning Revolution (Oct 2018), Dr. Terrence Sejnowski describes the way deep learning is changing our lives and transforming our economy. Dr. Sejnowski devotes one chapter to his research through the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center (TDLC). TDLC emphasizes machine learning and brain learning, two areas that are converging. Examples of research by TDLC include the automatic recognition of facial expressions, social robots for classrooms, and learning how to learn. These advances are being supercharged with deep learning and could soon lead to personalized tutors. 

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        • Exploring Human-Robot Interaction (UC San Diego)
          RUBI (Robot Using Bayesian Inference), "the brain child" of former TDLC investigator Javier Movellan, has joined the lab of Andrea Chiba! RUBI continues to visit UC San Diego’s Early Childhood Education Center with TDLC's Deborah Forster to help to teach the preschoolers letters, numbers and fun songs. RUBI also helps the Chiba lab learn more about human-robot interaction and how robots can be useful. Read more
          (Photo: Andy Thai works with RUBI. Credit: Terri Rippee).

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