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 […]

Sandy LaTourrette University of Pennsylvania   Staying in the moment: When does sentence context benefit word learning?   Infants’ earliest word learning opportunities are often ambiguous, with multiple possible referents present when a novel word is uttered. But as children gain experience with language, the linguistic context of a novel word can help children to […]