Special CNI Seminar: Tim Behrens

February 12, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tim Behrens Computational Neuroscience Group Oxford University   Abstraction and inference in the prefrontal hippocampal circuitry   The cellular representations and computations that allow rodents to navigate in space have been described with beautiful precision.  In this talk, I will show that some of these same computations can be found in humans doing tasks that […]

Elizabeth Kellogg Donald Danforth Plant Science Center   Unexpected Diversity of Grass Abscission Zone   Abscission is a process in which plants shed their parts, and is mediated by a particular set of cells, the abscission zone (AZ).  In grasses (Poaceae), the position of the AZ differs among species, leading to the hypothesis that AZ formation […]

This seminar has been cancelled. Brian Skyrms Department of Logic and Philosophy Science University of California, Irvine   From Democritus to Signaling Networks   Can meaningful communication arise spontaneously? 1. Investigation in the simplest signaling model. 2. Are the results Robust? 3. Can the game itself evolve? 4. Signaling Networks   A pizza lunch will […]