• internshipTapping Untapped Talent: Internship program taps into the talents of autistic youth (UC San Diego, 10/11/18)
          A new internship program at UC San Diego taps into the talents of autistic youth to develop therapeutic video games. Dr. Leanne Chukoskie, a neuroscientist at UC San Diego, designed a paid summer internship program for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With support from the San Diego Foundation and the Legler Benbough Foundation, she established the program through the Power of Neurogaming Center (PoNG) at UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute. The eight-week program is mutually beneficial - Dr. Chukoskie gains the students’ coding talent, and interns improve their social skills by working in creative groups and making professional connections. More(Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications)

        • The Deep Learning Revolution by Dr. Terrence J. Sejnowski
          In his recently released book, The Deep Learning Revolution (Oct 2018), Dr. Terrence Sejnowski describes the way deep learning is changing our lives and transforming our economy. Dr. Sejnowski devotes one chapter to his research through the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center (TDLC). TDLC emphasizes machine learning and brain learning, two areas that are converging. Examples of research by TDLC include the automatic recognition of facial expressions, social robots for classrooms, and learning how to learn. These advances are being supercharged with deep learning and could soon lead to personalized tutors. 

        • Exploring Human-Robot Interaction (UC San Diego)
          RUBI (Robot Using Bayesian Inference), "the brain child" of former TDLC investigator Javier Movellan, has joined the lab of Andrea Chiba! RUBI continues to visit UC San Diego’s Early Childhood Education Center with TDLC's Deborah Forster to help to teach the preschoolers letters, numbers and fun songs. RUBI also helps the Chiba lab learn more about human-robot interaction and how robots can be useful. Read more
          (Photo: Andy Thai works with RUBI. Credit: Terri Rippee).

        • Learning Is a Complex and Active Process That Occurs Throughout the Life Span, New Report Says
          (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine News, 10/4/18)
          A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine highlights the dynamic process of learning throughout the life span. The report, entitled How People Learn II, also identifies areas in which more research is needed to have an even deeper understanding of human learning. TDLC investigator Dr. Zewelanji Serpell participated on the report committee. Read more

        • PoNGScientists Harness the Power of Neurogaming
          (Calit2 News, 9/19/18)
          Former TDLC researcher Leanne Chukoskie now directs the Power of Neuorgaming Center (PoNG) at the Qualcomm Institute. With Jeanne Townsend, director of UC San Diego's Research on Autism and Development Lab, she and her team create video games for people on the autism spectrum. They use neurogaming as a way to improve attention, gaze control and other behaviors associated with autism. The video games are gaze-driven -- players use their eyes rather than a mouse or a touchscreen, to move around. More (Photo by Alex Matthews for The Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego)

        • Physicists Train Robotic Gliders to Soar like Birds
          Researchers used reinforcement learning to train gliders to autonomously navigate atmospheric thermals. The study, a collaboration between UC San Diego, the Salk Institute and Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy, was published in the Sept. 19 issue of “Nature." Dr. Terry Sejnowski, a co-author of the study, explains, "This paper is an important step toward artificial intelligence." More (UC San Diego News Center, 9/19/18)

        • Sound Health: Music and the Mind
          Sond HealthTDLC investigator Dr. John Iversen will be speaking at Music and the Mind, held at The Kennedy Center on September 7-8, 2018. The program "brings together some of today's most innovative artists and leading neuroscientists to explore connections between music, rhythm, and brain development." Read about the event on The Kennedy Center website, or download the flyer here!

        • Learning How to Learn bookLearning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens
          Drs. Terry Sejnowski and Barbara Oakley's new book aimed at kids and teens is now available! The book, described as "a surprisingly simple way for students to master any subject," is based on one of the world's most popular online courses and the bestselling book, A Mind for Numbers. More

        • Lara Rangel and Pamela Rivière

          TDLC COMES FULL CIRCLE: TDLC's final San Diego Fellow, Pamela Rivière, receives an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to work with former TDLC Fellow Lara Rangel

          TDLC has always valued mentorship and collaboration. More than 150 students have participated in Center laboratories across 18 research institutions in four countries (U.S., Canada, England, and Australia)! A great example is the mentorship between Dr. Andrea Chiba, former trainee Dr. Lara Rangel (above, right), and current student Pamela Rivière (above, left). More

        • The TDLC Newsletter - June 2018 - is now available!

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