• John Iversen Explores our Perception of Musical Rhythm (3/1/17)
        Dr. John IversenThe Scientist article features TDLC's Dr. John Iversen. It profiles his work on the neural mechanisms of rhythm perception, where he has demonstrated the active role of the brain in shaping how a listener perceives a rhythm. Iversen’s other TDLC work examines the impact of music on child brain development, with TDLC researcher Terry Jernigan, and was awarded an NSF science of learning grant to explore the next generation of EEG data collection in the classroom (with TDLC researchers Tzyy-Ping Jung and Alex Khalil). > Click here to read more about his research!
        > Click here for his interview on Voice of La Jolla!

        TDLC's Educator Network offerred a free screening of the film "SCREENAGERS" to celebrate Brain Awareness Week on Sat., March 18th, at the UCSD San Diego Supercomputer Center East Auditorium. More

      • 10 Online Courses With The Most Enrollees
        Drs. Sejnowski and OakleyThe top course listed is taught by TDLC's Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, with Visiting Scholar Dr. Barbara Oakley. They have put together a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) for Coursera on "Learning How to Learn," which, according to this article, as "already had a total of 1,192,697 enrollees!" (University Herald, 2/28/17)
        More Click here for a history of the course. Click here to enroll in the course!

      • Innovation in Brain Imaging
        (PhysOrg, Feb. 16, 2017)
        Dr. Pulkit Grover and his team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are studying ways to improve the resolution of EEGs. They are collaborating across CMU to validate research results and bring them into practical systems. Their collaborators include TDLC's Drs. Marlene Behrmann and Michael Tarr, both professors at CMU. More (Photo: Dr. Grover & student. Credit: CMU College of Engineering)

      • 10 Must-Read Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2016 (Forbes, 12/29/16)
        This article includes a study co-authored by TDLC's Dr. Terry Sejnowski, that describes how "Your Brain’s Capacity is Much Greater than Anyone Realized." Read more Click here to read the Salk Institute article, and here to read about the study in eLife.

        Dr. Marlene Behrmann
      • What makes facial recognition "almost magical"?
        TDLC Investigator Dr. Marlene Behrmann, from Carnegie Mellon University, is co-author of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that discusses the "age-old mystery" of face recognition. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette12/27/16) More

      • We are sad to announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Annette Karmiloff-Smith. A pioneering developmental psychologist, one of Piaget's students, Annette kept breaking the conventional wisdom about development throughout her career. She can beconsidered the prototype from which the phrase "think different" was spawned. Annette was a member of the TDLC Advisory Board Dr. Karmiloff-Smithfrom the beginning, and gave a talk here this spring through the DART/TDLC Neuroscience Seminar Series. Click here for a page dedicated to her memory. You can view her talk here. She was innovative to the end. Who knew babies with Down's Syndrome could tell us about Alzheimer's? Annette did. We will miss her terribly.

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

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