- 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)
- BRAIN Initiative to fund first decoding of a key brain circuit in mammals
TDLC's Gyorgy Buzsaki is part of a project, "Towards a complete description of the circuitry underlying memory replay" that will chart the complex connections between brain cells that allow us to make and retrieve lasting memories. The study is a collaboration between Ivan Soltesz (UC Irvine), Gyorgy Buzsaki (New York University), John Lisman (Brandeis University) and Attila Losonczy (Columbia University).
(Science News Wire, 10/1/14).
- New TDLC Data Grid!
TDLC has a new large capacity (15 TB) server on which to store and share its data! For instructions on how to use the server, click here. (For future reference, the instructions are also available under Quick Links).
- TDLC News - September 2014 is now available!
- TDLC Investigators Marian Bartlett, Gwen Littlefort, and Javier Movellan in the News! (Sept. 3, 2014)
Emotient Gains Exclusive Rights to New, Expansive Patent Issued for Automated Facial Action Coding System
- Matching Learning Style to Instructional Method: Effects on Comprehension
This paper by former TDLC trainee Beth Rogowsky, along with Barbara Calhoun and TDLC's Director of Translation, Paula Talla, was recently published in the Journal of Educational Psychology (July 28 , 2014).
- Four UC San Diego Faculty Win ‘Early Concept’ Grants from Obama’s BRAIN Initiative
TDLC Co-Director Dr. Andrea Chiba is one of four scientists at UC San Diego (among 36 recipients nationwide) who have been awarded Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) awards from the National Science Foundation! TDLC researchers Janet Wiles and Laleh Quinn are also mentioned as primary researchers on the grant! Read more
- Dr. Terrence Sejnowski on KUSI News (8/14/14)
Salk Institute laboratory head talks new role in brain cells
TDLC's SejnowskI discusses newly discovered role of astrocytes in the brain.
- Gyorgy Buzsaki featured in articles about "Neurodata Without Borders." The collaborative project is aimed at making databases about the brain more useable and accessible for neuroscientists worldwide.
Neuroscience collaboration aims to increase data sharing
(8/5/14, The Daily Californian)
Prominent U.S. Research Institutions Announce Collaboration Toward
Sharing and Standardizing Neuroscience Data (8/4/14, The Kavli
- 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 Interviewed on Hangout On Air
August 5, 2014, 9:00-9:30 am (PST)
Click here to view the webcast More information
- 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
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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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