We will also stream this seminar via Zoom. For the link, please contact us:   Ev Fedorenko McGovern Institute Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT   The language system in the broader landscape of the human brain   I seek to understand how our brains understand and produce language. I will discuss three […]

Joyce He – “It’s not just Imprecision: Stereotypes guide Vagueness Resolution in Implicit Comparisons”   Stereotype-based information has been shown to guide language comprehension. For example, comprehenders interpret numerals more precisely when uttered by Nerdy speakers vs. Chill speakers: they are less likely to select a price of $207 as the referent of “The price […]

Madineh Sedigh-Sarvestani Department of Neurobiology & Behavior Cornell University   Using the body to understand sensory processing in the brain   Advances in neuro-imaging methods have allowed neuroscientists to uncover enigmatic mathematical structures in sensory circuits of the brain, for instance smooth mapping of spatial location and edge orientation in primary visual cortex. However, not […]

CNI Seminar: Carlos Ponce

March 26, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Carlos Ponce Department of Neurobiology Harvard University   Insights into the single neuron in the age of generative networks   Visual cortex neurons are optimized to respond to natural images, realizing our ability to understand the world. What is the nature of this optimization? We are pursuing two overarching hypotheses about how neurons respond to […]