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The 2018-2019 Center for Neuroscience and Society (CNS) Talk Series focuses on Drugs, the Brain and Society. Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. Our lectures are free to attend, but due to limited seating, please rsvp to: info@neuroethics.upenn.edu.   Thursday, April 4 Time to put brain science, not politics, at the centre of drug policy* David […]

Chaz Firestone Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Johns Hopkins University   Taking a machine’s perspective   How similar is the human mind to the sophisticated machine-learning systems that can behave like it? Biologically inspired neural network models — including ever-more-popular DeepNets — have taken our field by storm, reaching human-level benchmarks in recognizing new […]

ILST seminar: Kajsa Djärv

April 5, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Kajsa Djärv Department of Linguistics University of Pennsylvania   Factive verbs: a multi-dimensional approach to the syntax and meaning of assertion and presupposition   This talk looks at sentences like (1), which involve finite that-clauses embedded under different classes of verbs.   (1) John {said, believes, doubts, resents, discovered} that Mary likes Kraftwerk.   Semantically, […]

CNI seminar: Judith Hirsch

April 9, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Judith Hirsch Department of Biological Sciences USC   Understanding how inhibitory circuits in the thalamus contribute to vision   The thalamus is often viewed as a gatekeeper, relaying sensory signals to the cortex during waking and halting their flow during sleep. While true, this is an impoverished description. Our work explores how circuits in the […]