David Barner Department of Psychology University of California, San Diego   Linguistic origins of uniquely human abstract concepts   Humans have a unique ability to organize experience via formal systems for measuring time, space, and number. Many such concepts – like minute, meter, or liter – rely on arbitrary divisions of phenomena using a system […]

CNI Seminar: Gasper Tkačik

October 30, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Gasper Tkačik IST Austria   Towards a unified theory of efficient, predictive, and sparse coding   A central goal in theoretical neuroscience is to predict the response properties of sensory neurons from first principles. To this end, “efficient coding” posits that sensory neurons encode maximal information about their inputs, given internal constraints. There exist, however, […]

Navigating the academic job market: How to give a successful job talk and interview MindCORE Professional Development Series   We are excited to announce that we are launching the MindCORE Professional Development Series, formerly known as SCIPS (Successful Careers in Psychological Science). Our mission is to support and enhance the professional development of trainees within […]