Rushen Shi Université du Québec à Montréal Grammatical Acquisition in the First Years of Life How do children begin language acquisition? According to certain classic views, preverbal and early verbal infants lack grammatical knowledge. In this talk I will discuss empirical findings from my lab showing that infants start acquiring aspects of the […]
Pratik Chaudhari Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering University of Pennsylvania A picture of the energy landscape of deep neural networks Deep networks are mysterious. These over-parametrized machine learning models, trained with rudimentary optimization algorithms on non-convex landscapes in millions of dimensions have defied attempts to put a sound theoretical footing beneath their […]
Zachary Knight Department of Physiology UCSF “The neurobiology of homeostasis” Click here for more information.
David Yaden Doctoral Candidate, Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania The Psychology of Philosophy Do psychological traits predict philosophical views? I administered the PhilPapers survey (Bourget & Chalmers, 2014), which consists of 30 views on central philosophical topics (e.g., epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language) to a sample of professional philosophers […]
Richard Lange Department of Brain and Cognitive Science Department of Computer Science University of Rochester Signatures of Approximate Bayesian Inference in Early Visual Processing Perception is often cast as an inference process in which the objects, relations, and events we perceive are latent variables whose values must be inferred from their effects on […]