- Team Goblin wins first place in the inaugural San Diego Brain Hackathon!
The weekend of Sept. 10, 2016,TDLC investigators John Iversen and Alex Khalil, along with Joseph Heng (a visiting Masters student from Switzerland) entered a two-day Brain Hackathon as "Team Goblin." Their goal was to learn how to create a classroom-scale fun brain game, to introduce children to the idea of EEG and brain computer interfaces. To their surprise and delight, they won first place! The competition was organized by Qusp & CWLab International and sponsored by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Brain Initiative. More
- School of the Future Program on PBS
How can the science of learning help us rethink the future of education for all children? (aired on 9/14/2016)
Dr. Terry Jernigan is featured, discussing the Role of Emotion and Choice in Learning (REaCh) Program at the Center for Human Development (CHD) at UC San Diego. Click here to watch!
- Johns Hopkins and Salk Co-Lead $15 Million Initiative to Unravel Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia (8/31/16 and 9/1/16)
The consortium will be led by Hongjun Song, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins and TDLC Investigator Rusty Gage, Ph.D., of Salk. (Photo Credit: Salk Institute) Salk News Additional article
- Qusp Recognized on the TransTech200 List
Qusp, founded by former TDLC member Tim Mullen, was recently recognized on the TransTech200 list of scientists and engineers advancing tech worldwide for mental and emotional wellbeing! Qusp offers customized scientific and R&D neurotechnology solutions (e.g. Brain Computer Interfaces). More
- Scientists Uncover Common Cell Signaling Pathway Awry in Some Types of Autism
TDLC investigator Dr. Fred Gage was part of the study, published in Molecular Psychiatry. Photo Credit: Manuscript (CWRU, 8/26/16). More
- Neuroscientists stand up for basic cell biology research (Science Daily, 8/25/16)
TDLC's Dr. Terry Sejnowski co-authored an article published in the journal Science that discusses how "supporting fundamental cell biology research into neurodegeneration may be the key to accelerating understanding of neurodegenerative and so-called "incurable" diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's." More
- Digital textbook scribbles, highlights could give students a
learning leg up
(CU Boulder Today, 8/23/16)
TDLC researchers Drs. Michael Mozer and Hal Pashler are involved in a project that will allow the development of “smart” annotated online textbooks "to gain a better understanding of a particular learner’s state of mind and grasp of subject matter." The project, funded by a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been created by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, Rice University and UC San Diego. More
- Neon Labs, founded by former TDLC Researchers, in the news!
Neon Pro(TM) Boosts Clicks, Likes and Shares for Videos and Images
Neon Labs, a video and image performance company, was
founded in 2012 by former TDLC trainee Sophie. Lebrecht, Ph.D., and TDLC investigator Michael Tarr, Ph.D., from Carnegie Mellon University. (Marketwired 7/28/16) More
- Face Camp 2016
In June, 124 children, including 23 children with special needs, attended this summer’s Face Camp. Conducted at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and organized by TDLC's Dr. Jim Tanaka, Face Camp is a free, one day workshop where typically developing and special needs children learn about the "science, art, and fun" of human face recognition. Learn more!
- Dr. Jim Tanaka Receives Awards (5/30/16)
TDLC's Jim Tanaka received the
2016 Outstanding Community Service Award and The Award for Excellence in Research-Inspired Teaching at the University of Victoria
- Students learn physics through musical sound
(CBS 8 News, 7/11/16)
TDLC cognitive scientists Victor Minces and Alexander Khalil create Listening to Waves, a program to learn science by making and analyzing musical instruments. Their program was recently covered on the news (click here to watch the interview!). More information about the program can be found at http://www.listeningtowaves.com.
- TDLC Newsletter - July 2016 - is now available
- Small Molecule Keeps New Adult Neurons From Straying, May Be Tied to Schizophrenia
Salk study shows the microRNA miR-19 helps budding adult brain cells stay on track
Dr. Rusty Gage, TDLC investigator and Salk Institute scientist, is a senior author of the study! More
Photo: Rusty Gage and Jinju Han (Credit: Salk Institute)
- Focus: Bright Minds Battling Dark Diseases
San Diego is home to world-class biomedical scientists focused on cutting-edge projects touted by president
TDLC / Salk researcher Dr. Terry Sejnowski is featured in an article that discusses how the region is shaping President Obama's initiatives on the brain, cancer, the microbiome and precision medicine." (SD U-T, 6/25/16) More
- Princess Leia brainwaves may help you learn in your sleep
TDLC / Salk scientist Dr. Terry Sejnowski discovered patterns of electrical activity that "sweet through the sleeping brain in a circular motion that resembled the headphone-like hairstyle made famous by Carrie Fisher in the Star Wars movies." These newly discovered brainwaves, which Dr. Sejnowski coined "Princess Leia brainwaves," may help us remember the day’s events. (New Scientist, 6/24/16) More
- San Diego's top scientists talk about emerging discoveries
UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and TDLC / Salk researcher Dr. Terry Sejnowski are interviewed in a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot (Dr. Sejnowski interview begins ~1 min. 30 sec.). Click here to see which scientists participated and to watch the video! (6/8/16, SD U-T)
- Remembering the bold and brilliant Francis Crick
TDLC Investigators Drs. Terry Sejnowski and Fred “Rusty” Gage share memories of their time with Francis Crick at the Salk Institute. Photo: courtesy Salk Institute. (The San Diego U-T, 6/4/16) More
- IMBES Awards
The International Mind, Brain and Education Society (www.imbes.org) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for three achievement awards in the field of Mind, Brain and Education. The submission deadline for these awards is June 13, 2016. The selected nominee for each of the awards will receive a $2,000 stipend. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2016 IMBES Conference, held September 15-17 in Toronto, Canada. More
- Watch An Amazing Robot Teach Itself How To Twirl A Stick (Parent Herald, 5/12/16)
TDLC PI Dr. Emanuel Todorov and his team from the University of Washington have created a five-fingered robotic hand that can actually teach itself how to twirl a stick! More
- Registration for the Preconference and IMBES 2016 Conference is now open! This is shaping up to be an exciting event to learn about and discuss the many issues surrounding the field of Mind, Brain and Education. They are also currently accepting nominations for their three Achievement Awards in the field of Mind, Brain and Education. Please check out the website (www.imbes.org) for further details.
- TDLC investigator Dr. Gedeon Deak interviewed on KUSI News!
Dr. Deak discusses a new study that found that "Spanking" children doesn't help and may lead to long term and short term problems. Dr. Deak discusses how some of the determinations were discovered (5/4/16). More
- Adult brain prunes branched connections of new neurons ( Salk News, 5/2/16)
Salk study is first to closely follow development of new neurons in the adult brain, giving potential insight into neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia (photo: Goncalves, Gage; Credit: Salk Institute).
TDLC investigator Dr. Fred Gage is a senior author of the study.
Read more in Salk News
Nature Neuroscience article (May 2, 2016)
- 25 Geniuses who are Creating the Future of Business (WIRED, 4/26/16)
Dr. Marni Bartlett fetaured!
- Powerful Brain Signals between Seizures May Explain Memory
Problems in Patients with Epilepsy
Study suggests how future devices might prevent cognitive deficits
TDLC investigator Dr. Gyorgy Buzsaki is co-author of the study, along with colleagues at NYU Langone Medical Center (4/25/16, NYU Langone Medical Center. More
- UC San Diego Holds Meeting On Gaps In Marijuana Research
Features TDLC's Dr. Terry Jernigan, who is one of the local scientists leading the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.The ABCD study is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States; scientists will track brain development in 10,000 American kids over the next decade. (KPBS, 4/13/16) More
- App promotes interaction for children on autism spectrum
(Oak Bay News, 3/29/16)
The article features the Let's Face It scrapbook app developed by TDLC's Jim Tanaka and his team at the University of Victoria's Centre for Autism Research Technology Education (CARTE). More
- Science brought to forefront in 'Fastball' documentary
Carnegie Mellon scientists provide explanations in the documentary film 'Fastball" that opens Friday.
TDLC researcher Dr. Tarr, along with his Carnegie Mellon colleagues Drs. Franklin, Urban and Verstynen, explain the science behind the pitch. (TRIB Live, 3/23/16). 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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