Congressional Briefing on the Science of Learning
TDLC Co-Director Andrea Chiba and Project Scientist Alex Khalil travelled to Washington, D.C. to co-host a Congressional Briefing on the Science of Learning, on June 24, 2015. Other Science of Learning Directors Patricia Kuhl (University of Washington), Nora Newcombe (Temple University) and Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (Boston University) also presented results from the research in order to raise awareness of the importance of this research. The event was co-sponsored by Congressional Representative Chaka Fattah of the 2nd district of Pennsylvania. View invite
- TDLC News - June 2015 is now available!
- TDLC affiliate member, Dr. Jeff Elman, heads UC San Diego's new Online and Technology Enhanced Education Office
Beyond MOOCs: Campus Launches Online Learning Office Headed by Jeff Elman (6/11/15)
- Genome-controlling map made (U-T San Diego, 6/1/15)
Epigenetic map may help diagnose disease characteristics
TDLC scientist Dr. Terry Sejnowski is a co-author of the study. More
- Software "Reads" Kids' Expressions to Measure Pain Levels (5/31/15 and 6/2/15)
study by researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine has demonstrated the validity of a new method for measuring pediatric pain levels using novel facial pattern recognition software (published online June 1 in the journal Pediatrics.) The group includes senior author Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH, co-author (and TDLC investigator) Marian Bartlett, PhD. and several other colleagues. More Additional Article
- The schizophrenia mosaic: U-M team receives $3.8M grant to study genetic differences
A group of scientists at the University of Michigan Medical School, in collaboration with researchers at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (headed by TDLC investigator Fred H. Gage, Ph.D.) will study "mosaicism" in schizophrenia. (5/29/15) More
- Emotient Granted Patent to Automate Facial Expression Analytics
New Patent Covers Crowdsourcing of Training Data for Deep Learning System
(PR Newswire, 5/21/15) More
- Isabel Gauthier Named 2015 SEC Professor of the Year! This award is given annually to one SEC faculty member whose "record of teaching, research and scholarship places him or her among the elite in higher education." (4/29/15) More
- TDLC's Marlene Behrmann Elected To National Academy of Sciences (NAS)!
Dr. Behrmann is the first female scientist from Carnegie Mellon University to be elected to the NAS. (4/28/15)
- TDLC Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) student, Parker Cohn, wins first place in the San Diego Social Innovation Challenge 2015 with his H2gO water purification project! Learn more about his project, and read about the Social Innovation Challenge winners
- Marian Bartlett and Javier Movellan speak about commercializing facial expression recognition technology that was fostered by the unique multidisciplinary environment at the (TDLC / INC) at UC San Diego. Credit: UCSD Technology Transfer Office. Watch the video!
- Learning how to learn: beyond the ‘math and science death march’
Professor Barbara Oakley discusses the Mooc, Learning How to Learn, that she and Dr. Terry Sejnowski co-developed. (4/16/15) More
- Isabel Gauthier is a recipient of the 2015 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award! These annual awards honor one faculty member from each SEC university who has excelled in teaching, research and scholarship.(4/8/15) More
- Food for thought: Master protein enhances learning and memory
Salk researchers and collaborators, including TDLC's Dr. Fred Gage, discovered that physical and mental activities rely on a single metabolic protein, ERRγ, that controls the flow of blood and nutrients throughout the body. (4/7/15) More
- Drs. Terry Sejnowski, Andrea Chiba, Fred Gage, Howard Poizner, Terry Jernigan, and Jeff Elman featured in article: How does your brain work? We're learning (U-T San Diego Apr. 2, 2015) . Also: The Wonders of Your Brain:
Dr. Chiba interviewed
Dr. Sejnowski: Tune-ups for your Ferrari of a Brain
Dr. Poizner (interview on page 2)
Dr. Jernigan: Becoming a better you: the 30s, 40s
- 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
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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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