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Aaron Batista Department of Bioengineering University of Pittsburgh   How Neural Population Activity Reorganizes with Learning   Learning is difficult. Why? Your brain must change somehow to endow you with new knowledge and skills. We don’t yet know how exactly new knowledge is stored in the brain, let alone why this process takes time. We […]

ILST seminar: Gaja Jarosz

April 12, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Gaja Jarosz Department of Linguistics UMass Amherst   Generalizing Phonological Hidden Structure   Language acquisition proceeds on the basis of incomplete, ambiguous linguistic input, and one source of this ambiguity is hidden phonological structure. Due to recent developments in computational modeling of phonological learning, there now exist numerous approaches for learning of various kinds of […]

Anita Allen Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Philosophy University of Pennsylvania   Location: Claudia Cohen Hall, Room 402   Toward a Philosophy of Privacy   Global human life has gone digital.  In the current period of rapid change, academically trained philosophers should be in the business of identifying conceptual and normative issues created by […]

Bradley C. Love Professor, Cognitive and Decision Sciences University College London   Location: JMHH 340 (Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street)   Coherency Seeking as a Driver of Preference In uncertain environments, effective decision makers balance exploiting options that are currently preferred against exploring alternative options that may prove superior. For example, a honeybee foraging for […]

with Adriana Renero (NYU) and Gabriel Reyes (MUDD)   Some philosophers claim that multiple cognitive processes contribute to introspection and some neuroscientists show that multiple cortical systems play a significant role in introspective processing (pluralist-process models). Although the contributions of these models have been significant in shedding light on introspection, they fail in providing an […]