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Biology Seminar: Carl Bergstrom

September 20, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Levin Auditorium (lower level, Levin Building)   Carl Bergstrom, University of Washington   Contest theory reveals advantages of allocating research funding using partial lotteries   Scientific research funding is allocated largely through a system of soliciting and ranking competitive grant proposals. In these competitions, the proposals themselves are not the deliverables that the funder seeks, but […]

Liina Pylkkänen Department of Linguistics and Department of Psychology, NYU NYU Abu Dhabi Institute   Decomposing composition: The role of the left anterior temporal lobe within the combinatory network   The neuroscience of meaning composition faces a principled challenge: the integration of words into complex messages is achieved by a cascade of tightly correlated and possibly […]

Adrianna Jenkins Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania   Predicting flexible human social behavior Although human behavior reflects a concern for others’ welfare, people do not extend this concern uniformly. Instead, the mind adjusts the expression of prosocial tendencies across different social contexts. These adjustments can constitute critically useful flexibility in human social behavior, but, […]

ILST Seminar: Monica Do

September 24, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Integrated Language Science and Technology Seminar Monday, September 24 1:30pm – 3:30pm 3401 Walnut Street, Room 401B   Monica Do – University of Pennsylvania   How to Think Before You Speak: Getting from Abstract Thoughts to Sentences   In order to produce a sentence, speakers have to go from an abstract, unordered message to a highly structured […]

CNI Seminar: Youngmin Park

September 25, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Youngmin Park, Geffen Lab, UPenn   Weakly Coupled Oscillators in a Slowly Varying World   We extend the theory of weakly coupled oscillators to incorporate slowly varying inputs and parameters. We employ a combination of regular perturbation and an adiabatic approximation to derive equations for the phase-difference between a pair of oscillators. We apply this […]