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  • From January 1, 2018
  • To June 10, 2022

A lunchtime conversation with one of Cognitive Neuroscience’s founding fathers! Dr. Gazzaniga will be interviewed by CNS Director Dr. Martha Farah, about the early days of cognitive neuroscience, the science and politics of split-brain research, the imaging revolution in neuroscience and psychology, his years on G.W. Bush’s Bioethics Commission, and the development of neurolaw.   […]

David Barner Department of Psychology University of California, San Diego   Linguistic origins of uniquely human abstract concepts   Humans have a unique ability to organize experience via formal systems for measuring time, space, and number. Many such concepts – like minute, meter, or liter – rely on arbitrary divisions of phenomena using a system […]

CNI Seminar: Gasper Tkačik

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

Gasper Tkačik IST Austria   Towards a unified theory of efficient, predictive, and sparse coding   A central goal in theoretical neuroscience is to predict the response properties of sensory neurons from first principles. To this end, “efficient coding” posits that sensory neurons encode maximal information about their inputs, given internal constraints. There exist, however, […]