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 […]
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Anne Christophe Ecole normale supérieure, Paris Title and abstract forthcoming Location: 3401 Walnut Street, Room 401B
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, […]
Navigating the academic job market: How to give a successful job talk and interview MindCORE Professional Development Series We are excited to announce that we are launching the MindCORE Professional Development Series, formerly known as SCIPS (Successful Careers in Psychological Science). Our mission is to support and enhance the professional development of trainees within […]
2018-2019 Center for Neuroscience and Society (CNS) Talk Series: Drugs, the Brain and Society All about vaping: science, policy, and society* Eric Feldman, Penn Law Janet Audrain-McGovern, Psychiatry, PSOM Mari A. Schaefer, Philadelphia Inquirer Location: Gittis Hall 2, 3501 Sansom Street A discussion and reception will follow the lecture.