- TDLC's Dr. Terry Jernigan contributed to a paper published in Nature Neuroscience (online March 30, 2015): Family income, parental education and brain structure in children and adolescents. In the paper, a team of investigators from nine universities across the country reported correlative links between family income and brain structure.
Higher income linked to smarter kids; With higher incomes, child brains
expand in areas linked to education, researchers say.
(U-T San Diego, 3/30/15)
Family income, parental education related to brain structure in children
and adolescents (Children's Hospital L.A. Press Release, 3/30/15)
- Updated Data Grid Information!
TDLC has updated its instructions, server, and access to the Data Grid!
To learn more, click here!
- TDLC Trainees Win Awards through the Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program!
TDLC undergrads Rafael Aguayo, Jennifer Lu, Shuying Yu, Marlene Samano, and Luisa Schuster, along with graduate student Amanda Song and post-doc Victor Minces, have all won awards through the UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program. This program is an investment in UC San Diego's "leadership role in interdisciplinary research." (3/12/15) Learn more
- TDLC Investigator Dr. Robert Clark Wins Vizzie Award
Dr. Clark recently received an 'Expert's Choice' Vizzie Award in the Posters and Graphics category for his poster titled "Hippocampal Neurons." The Vizzie awards "mark completion of the first NSF and Popular Science challenge collaboration that celebrates the use of visual media to clearly and accessibly communicate scientific data and research." More
- Dr. Gyuri Buzsaki and Colleagues in the News:
"Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that navigational brain cells that help sense direction are as electrically active during deep sleep as they are during wake time." The study results are published online in the journal Nature Neuroscience (March 2, 2015). Related articles:
Brain's 'compass' keeps working during sleep (3/12/15)
Why sleepwalkers don't bump into walls: Brain's 'GPS system' still works
when we're asleep, study finds (3/10/15)
Brain's GPS never stops working-even
during sleep (3/2/15)
Our Brain's Navigation System Is As Active During Sleep As During
Our Waking Hours (3/2/15)
Brain’s GPS Works During Sleep (3/2/15)
- Board of Governors Appoints April A. Benasich First Holder of The Elizabeth H. Solomon Endowed Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
(Rutgers Today, Feb. 3, 2015). More
- Dr. Marlene Behrmann featured in Huffington Post article:
The Fascinating Idiosyncracies Of The Austistic Brain (1/21/15)
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University used fMRI technology to study the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They found idiosyncratic patterns of connectivity (Their findings were recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience).
- Dr. April Benasich Featured in Scientific American Article: How to Build a Better Learner
Brain studies suggest new ways to improve reading, writing and arithmetic—and even social skills (Scientific American, 1/1/15). More
- TDLC News - January 2015 is now available!
- TDLC's Dr. Fred Gage gave keynote address at the USC Stem Cell Symposium (11/17/14)
Dr. Gage discussed the concept of “mobile elements,” genetic material that that can move from one part of the genome to another. During the event, top researchers share their innovative research "shaping the future of regenerative medicine." (USC News, 1/23/15)
- TDLC Researchers to participate in Deep Learning Summit!
When: Jan. 29-30, 2015, in San Francisco, CA
TDLC Investigator Dr. Marian Bartlett, with Dr. Joshua Susskind -- co-founders of Emotient -- will offer a session that addresses "Facial Recognition & Expression Analysis." More
- Brain Research Shows Different Pathways Are Responsible for Person and Movement Recognition
TDLC's Dr. Marlene Behrmann is part of a study published in the Jan. 12 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), that illustrates for the first time how individuals with prosopagnosia, or face blindness, are still able to recognize other people's movements. More
- Call for Abstracts for the Biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception & Cognition (SMPC)
The meeting, hosted by Vanderbilt University, will be held on Aug. 1-5, 2015, in Nashville, TN. Submissions are welcome from a broad range of disciplines, including (but not limited) to Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Education, Engineering, and Musicology. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 2, 2015. For more about the SMPC Conference, click here.
- TDLC is a proud sponsor of the 7th Annual San Diego Brain Bee Neuroscience Competition that was held on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the NSB
Auditorium in Revelle College of UC San Diego. Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition that challenges high school students from all over the world to answer questions regarding the brain. This competition is in over 20 countries, with 70 locally hosted brain bees. The winner will receive a full paid trip to compete in the U.S. National Brain Bee. Read more
- MedicalResearch.com Interview with Dr.
TDLC Investigator Dr. Buzsáki discusses the NeuroGrid's ability to capture activity of individual neurons from the brain surface: "We developed a novel, organic material-based, ultra-conformable, biocompatible and scalable neural interface array (the 'NeuroGrid') with neuron-size density electrodes capable of acquiring action potential of individual neurons from the surface of the brain." (12/30/14) More
- Team Assembled by Scott Makeig Wins $300K President's Research Catalyst Award (Dec. 10, 2014)
UC President Janet Napolitano announced the first five recipients, chosen from a pool of almost 200 proposals.Dr. Makeig's project brings together "UC experts on music listening, performance, neuroscience, brain imaging and data science to understand the transformative potential of music for health and cognition." More
> Team Assembled by UC San Diego’s Makeig Wins $300K Award for Music-and-Science Initiative (UC San Diego News, 12/10/14)
> UCSD Professor Wins $300K Grant for Using Music to Understand Cognition (San Diego 6 News, 12/10/14)
- The Brain’s “Inner GPS” Gets Dismantled
This article discusses a recent study co-authored by scientists that include TDLC's Dr. Robert Clark and Dr. Larry Squire. The research findings, published in the current issue of Cell Reports, builds upon the Nobel Prize-winning science about "place cells." (UCSD News Center, 11/10/14)
- The Magic of Music:
TDLC researcher Dr. John Iversen gave a talk on the SIMPHONY project at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on Oct. 25, 2014, in a session entitled "The Magic of Music: Bringing Science and the San Diego Youth Symphony Together at AACAP." The session focused on the role of music in leading to healthy child development and featured additional talks by Dalouge Smith, CEO of SD Youth Symphony, Dr. William Wood, and Dr. Jim Hudziak. The session ended with performances by Community Opus and SDYS performers who spoke movingly about the deeply positive impact music has had on their lives.
- Jazz Pianist Eldar teamed with TDLC's Terry Sejnowski at the Salk Science & Music Series, Nov. 2, 2014, for an eclectic afternoon of jazz and neurobiology. More
- EEG Test to Help Understand and Treat Schizophrenia
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have validated an EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia. TDLC's Dr. Scott Makeig is co-author of one of the cited studies. (UCSD News Center, Oct. 29, 2014) More
- UC San Diego bolsters reputation as top neuroscience research center with more than $10 million in new federal grants
TDLC Co-Directors Terry Sejnowski and Andrea Chiba are featured in the article. Dr. Chiba
describes her team’s NSF BRAIN Initiative grant for “Socially Situated Neuroscience,” which was received in August 2014, and Dr. Sejnowski is mentioned for his work "with the Obama Administration and federal science agencies to craft and promote the BRAIN Initiative." (UC San Diego News Center, 10/9/14). More
- TDLC's April Benasich and colleagues at Rutgers University are featured in an article and video, describing their study that was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Listen up, baby! Rutgers research boosts listening skills of infants
Click here to read the publication in the Journal of Neuroscience
- TDLC Investigator Marian Bartlett, PhD, Co-Founder & Lead Scientist of Emotient, gave a TEDx talk on October 11, 2014, at the Transformation Through Us event held at San Diego State University. Dr. Bartlett spoke about Emotion Aware Machines. Computers that can recognize emotions will transform the way people interact with technology, enabling richer connections between man and machine. Dr. Bartlett demonstrated novel technology that can recognize facial expressions in real-time, using any standard camera. Imagine machines that can predict our intentions. By measuring facial expression, we have access to the emotions that drive our decisions. Click here for details! Marni's Bio on TEDx | KPBS Article and Video | Additional Information
- TDLC's Terry Sejnowski, with Barbara Oakley, are offering another set of lectures for Coursera on "Learning How to Learn," starting October 3rd, 2014. The initial launch of the course, in August 2014, was the most popular massive open online course (or MOOC) offered by UC San Diego to date. Click here to register for the course!" Read the UC San Diego article: Hooked on Learning: Popular online class offers practical tips based on brain-based research on how to improve learning skills. (10/2/14)
Study by TDLC's April Benasich and colleagues of Rutgers University is published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience
How Whooshes and Beeps Can Make Babies Better Listeners
A new study says that certain sounds can prime infant brains for
language learning. (10/9/14)
Acoustic training could accelerate language skills early on
Study: Build baby’s language skills early (10/3/14)
Improving Babies’ Language Skills Before They’re Even Old
Enough To Speak (10/2/14)
Babies Can Learn Better Language Skills Before Speech (10/1/14)
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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