CNI seminar: Yaoguang Jiang

January 24, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Yaoguang Jiang Platt Lab University of Pennsylvania   The neural mechanisms of strategic competition: a cross-species comparison   Competitive social interactions, as in chess or poker, often involve multiple moves and countermoves deployed tactically within a broader strategic plan. Such maneuvers are supported by mentalizing or theory-of-mind (ToM)—reasoning about the beliefs, strategic tendencies, and goals […]

This seminar will be held via Zoom. Please join us in the SAIL Room for a pizza lunch and group session, or, to attend remotely please contact us for the Zoom link:   Mariam Aly Department of Psychology Columbia University   How hippocampal memory shapes, and is shaped by, attention   Attention modulates what […]

ILST seminar: Gesoel Mendes

January 27, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gesoel Mendes Department of Linguistics University of Pennsylvania   Movement in syntax: a view from the Mayan languages   Natural languages show “movement effects”, where a syntactic constituent seems to be understood in more than one position, for example as the object of a verb like ‘see’ and as the question word at the beginning […]

SCEW seminar: Konrad Kording

February 3, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Konrad Kording Departments of Bioengineering and Neuroscience\ University of Pennsylvania   Credit assignment: brains and deep learning   I will review the problem of credit assignment in brains, deep learning and the field of deep learning. In doing so I will give an overview of the problems in credit assignment as they occur in any […]