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Cendri Hutcherson Department of Psychology University of Toronto   Neurocomputational insights into social decision making, morality, and self-control   Selfish, unethical, and short-sighted decisions lie at the heart of some of society’s most pressing problems, but it is unclear why people so often struggle to make good choices. Here, I show how a simple neurally-informed […]

ILST Seminar: Hongzhi Xu

October 1, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Hongzhi Zhu, UPenn   Can computers learn morphology?   What can be learned about a language’s morphology just by observing a list of words? In this talk, I will investigate this question leveraging concepts from NLP. Given a list of words, the computer is tasked with segmenting each word in a wordlist automatically, and the […]

CNI Seminar: Mehrdad Jazayeri

October 2, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Mehrdad Jazayeri Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences McGovern Institute for Brain Research MIT   Bayesian computation through cortical dynamics   Past experiences impress upon neural circuits information about statistical regularities of the environment, which help us in all manners of behavior, from reaching for one’s back pocket to tracking a friend’s voice in a […]

Penn graduate students, postdocs, and RAs are invited to lunch with Penn faculty. Not a talk – they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served.   Yvette Sheline, Professor of Psychiatry: Novel brain therapies for depression and anxiety   Location: 200 Goddard Labs

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