Location: Room 357 Levin Building   Douglas Guilbeault Network Dynamics Group University of Pennsylvania   The Network Dynamics of Category Formation   How do societies develop categories for continuous sets of novel phenomena, as in the domains of art, science, and technology? Seminal work in cognitive science argues that given the same stimuli, people can […]

Christian Ruff Professor of Neuroeconomics and Decision Neuroscience University of Zurich   Dazed and confused? Neuro-computational origins of variability in goal-directed behavior   Goal-directed choices can vary strongly across time, even when the choice options remain constant. Classical behavioral choice models from psychology and economics subsume this variability in unspecific noise terms that have no clearly defined mental basis. In this […]

ILST seminar: Thomas Schatz

March 29, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thomas Schatz Department of Linguistics University of Maryland   Quantitative models of adult phonetic category perception and infant phonetic learning   I leverage speech technology to build quantitative models of adult phonetic category perception and infant phonetic learning in humans. In this talk, I will show how this approach not only provides concrete implementation of […]

CNI seminar: Chris Harvey

April 2, 2019
12:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Chris Harvey Department of Neurobiology Harvard University   Cortical dynamics for flexible navigation decisions   We study flexible sensorimotor decision-making in mice during navigation-based tasks in virtual reality. I will present approaches to study this topic using analyses of population dynamics from calcium imaging movies, optogenetic perturbations, and measurements of behavioral variability. We have developed […]