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Monday, February 2, 2015

Human Amygdala-Prefrontal Cortex Development and the Role of Caregiving

Lecture | February 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall


Nim Tottenham, Columbia University, Department of Psychology

Institute of Human Development



Strong evidence indicates that reciprocal connections between the amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) support fundamental aspects of emotional behavior in adulthood. Despite the central role that this circuitry plays in regulating emotions in adulthood, the state of the science regarding the development of this circuitry in humans is at an early stage. In this talk, I will present...   More >



Seeing cells in the living eye using two-photon Fluorescence imaging

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | February 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall


Jennifer Hunter, University of Rochester

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


Visualization of individual cells in the living retina is critical to understanding normal retinal structure and its changes with disease. Advances in adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy have made it possible to image the living retina with better resolution than ever before, making it possible to see the smallest retinal cells including cones at the foveal center, individual rods and...   More >



Evaluating future prospects in complex environments

Seminar: Higher-Level Cognition | February 2 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Joseph McGuire, University of Pennsylvania

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BioE Seminar: "Discovering an Unexpectedly Common Traumatic Brain Injury"

Seminar | February 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Jeffrey Rogers, Google

Bioengineering (BioE)


Spring 2015 Seminar Series

Wednesday, February 4
12noon - 1:00pm
390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
(please note new room location)

"Discovering an Unexpectedly Common Traumatic Brain Injury"

Jeffrey Rogers
Director of Engineering at Google

While the risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) has recently become a health focus for athletics and militaries worldwide, data from fielding...   More >



Embodied decision-making during interactive behavior in a dynamic world

Seminar: Neuroscience Seminar | February 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


David Thura, University of Montreal

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Friday, February 6, 2015

Intuitive theories of the social world

Seminar: ICBS Seminar | February 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Marjorie Rhodes, New York University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


Social categorization provides a valuable mechanism for explaining and predicting human behavior, yet also contributes to the development of social stereotyping and prejudice. Thus, understanding how social categorization develops is a critical issue for cognitive and social sciences. In this talk, I will present a theoretical perspective on the development of social categorization - that...   More >

Monday, February 9, 2015

Neuronal circuits for communication and cognition

Seminar: Neuroscience Seminar | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Christopher Petkov, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University Medical School

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills



Pitch perception: All in the timing?: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | February 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall


Andrew Oxenham, Psychology, University of Minnesota

Department of Psychology

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Neural basis of strategic decision making

Seminar: Neuroscience Seminar | February 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall


Hyojung Seo, Yale University School of Medicine

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Friday, February 13, 2015

Neural mechanisms for unconscious and conscious vision

Seminar: ICBS Seminar | February 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Tony Ro, The City University of New York

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


Our visual systems are typically bombarded with massive amounts of information. However, we are subjectively aware of only a small proportion of this incoming visual information at any given time. Do our visual systems represent some of this information unconsciously, and how and why do we become aware of only certain visual percepts and not others? In the first half of this talk, I will describe...   More >

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Christina Starmans

Seminar: Higher-Level Cognition | February 18 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Christina Starmans, Yale University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Friday, February 20, 2015

Viewpoint: what can we learn from linguistic and visual data?

Seminar: ICBS Seminar | February 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


Viewpoint is the central, but also the least thoroughly studied, of the conceptual components of meaning. Recent research on perspective-taking has departed from its traditional focus on narrative construals in fiction and now addresses viewpoint phenomena in a broad range of communicative contexts (such as ASL, gesture, linguistic choices, etc.). This talk will argue that viewpoint phenomena are...   More >

Monday, February 23, 2015

Todd Gureckis

Seminar: Higher-Level Cognition | February 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Todd Gureckis, New York University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Steven Chase

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | February 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall


Steve Chase, Carnegie Mellon University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


Joint CNEP and Redwood Center seminar.



The hidden players in human reinforcement learning

Seminar: Higher-Level Cognition | February 25 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Anne Collins, Brown University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Monday, March 2, 2015

Representation of Con-specific Vocalizations in the cortex: the what pathway?

Seminar: Ear Club Seminar | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 (Beach Room)


Alan Palmer, Institute of Rearing Resaeerch, Nottingham, UK

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills



Friday, March 6, 2015

Remembering Spatial Location: Extending the Category Adjustment Model to the Real World

Seminar: ICBS Seminar | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Nora Newcombe, Temple University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


Initially, the Category Adjustment Model (CAM) of spatial location coding proposed by Huttenlocher, Hedges and Duncan (1991) was tested primarily with highly constrained stimuli, often the location of a dot in a circle. While these studies supported the idea of a Bayesian model of location coding, they did not address real-world coding. In this talk, I will present CAM, along with a recent series...   More >

Monday, March 9, 2015

Synaptic modulation of brain circuits controlling movement

Seminar | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


**Nicholas Tritsch**, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurobiology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology



Rethinking Peripheral Auditory Responses: The Neural Fluctuations that Drive the CNS

Seminar: Ear Club Seminar | March 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 (Beach Room)


Laurel Carney, University of Rochester

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills



Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Representation and processing of time in the inferior colliculus

Seminar: Ear Club Seminar | March 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 (Beach Room)


Eric Young, Johns Hopkins University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills



Representation and processing of time in the inferior colliculus: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | March 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall


Eric Young, Biomedial Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Department of Psychology

Monday, April 6, 2015

Thesis Seminar

Seminar: Thesis Seminar | April 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Colleen Kirkhart, Scott lab

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills



Echolocation in a bat cocktail party: Acoustic communication, eavesdropping and jamming avoidance: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall


Cynthia Moss, Institute for Systems Research, School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Department of Psychology

Monday, April 13, 2015

Title TBD

Seminar: Ear Club Seminar | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 (Beach Room)


Josh Alexander, Purdue University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills



Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall


Josh Alexander, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University

Department of Psychology

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thesis Seminar

Seminar: Thesis Seminar | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Natalia Bilenko, Gallant lab

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills



Title TBD

Seminar: Ear Club Seminar | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 (Beach Room)


Craig Atensio, UCSF

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills



Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall


Craig Atensio, Center for Integrative Neuroscience, UCSF

Department of Psychology

Monday, April 27, 2015

Restoring spatial hearing: Cochlear implants for single-sided deafness

Seminar: Ear Club Seminar | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 (Beach Room)


Joshua Bernstein, Walter Reed Medical Center

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills



Restoring spatial hearing: Cochlear implants for single-sided deafness: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall


Joshua Bernstein, Audiology & Speech Pathology Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Department of Psychology

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Innovating Innovatively at UC

Lecture | April 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Regis B. Kelly, Senior Advisor on Innovation and Entrepreneurship., UCOP

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


Live broadcast at <a href=" http://video.citris.berkeley.edu/playlists/webcast"> http://video.citris.berkeley.edu/playlists/webcast</a>. Ask questions live on Twitter: #CITRISRE. All talks may be viewed on our <a href="http://www.youtube.com/citrisuc">YouTube channel</a>

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Thesis Seminar

Seminar: Thesis Seminar | May 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Sarah Hillenbrand, Ivry lab

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thesis Seminar - Benjamin Gaub

Seminar: Thesis Seminar | May 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Benjamin Gaub, Isacoff lab

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills