These cross-cutting resources will have user committees and, in most cases, will work with multiple, interdisciplinary Networks (see Organization).
Motion Capture/Brain Dynamics Facility
Advanced equipment and software for capturing and analyzing fine-scale temporal actions and interactions. This resource offers state-of-the-art, simultaneous EEG and movement recording for fine scale temporal resolution of brain activity during motor behavior, learning, cognition, and inter-personal interactions.
Director: Howard Poizner, INC, UCSD
Data Sharing Facility
This resource includes support for management of joint research data, and a state-of-the-art Data Grid provided by the NSF-sponsored San Diego Supercomputer Center. This facility will enable data mining and temporal alignment of imaging and spike data from multiple sites. It is expected that the Data Grid will eventually extend to other Science of Learning Centers.
Leader: Reagan Moore, SDSC
Education & Outreach Center
This distributed center will coordinate all outreach activities, and work with The Science Network and the UCSD Division of Calit2 to broadcast Town Hall meetings among scientists, policy makers, parents, teachers and the public in order to promote a better understanding of the role time plays in the learning process. "Inreach" will also play a role, as the center brings teachers and administrators to campus for classes that will make the cutting-edge research available for the purpose of updating educational practices in light of new insights into the temporal dynamics of learning.
Leaders: Paula Tallal, Rutgers; Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute
Outreach Consultants: Andy Porter, Director, Learning Sciences Institute, Vanderbilt University; Roger Bingham, Director, The Science Network and Salk Institute