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ILST Reception!

September 17, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Please join co-Directors John Trueswell and Charles Yang in celebrating the launch of MindCORE’s new initiative in Integrative Language Science and Technology (ILST). Food and beverages will be served.   Location: 3401 Walnut Street, Room 401B   ILST is a research and training program that brings together members of the Penn community who are committed to […]

CNI Seminar: Vijay Singh

September 18, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Vijay Singh, CNI postdoc   What the odor is not: Estimation by elimination   Our olfactory system detects a large variety of odors using a receptor repertoire whose size is much smaller than the number of types of behaviorally relevant odorants. Recent results from compressive sensing show that the olfactory system has the capacity to […]

Biology Seminar: Carl Bergstrom

September 20, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Levin Auditorium (lower level, Levin Building)   Carl Bergstrom, University of Washington   Contest theory reveals advantages of allocating research funding using partial lotteries   Scientific research funding is allocated largely through a system of soliciting and ranking competitive grant proposals. In these competitions, the proposals themselves are not the deliverables that the funder seeks, but […]

Liina Pylkkänen Department of Linguistics and Department of Psychology, NYU NYU Abu Dhabi Institute   Decomposing composition: The role of the left anterior temporal lobe within the combinatory network   The neuroscience of meaning composition faces a principled challenge: the integration of words into complex messages is achieved by a cascade of tightly correlated and possibly […]