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Monday, November 30, 2015

Insight into Neural Mechanisms of Strabismus from Studies in Non-Human Primate Models

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

Vallabh Das, University of Houston

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Binocular alignment and binocular coordination of eye movements are important in foveate species. Developmental loss of sensory or motor fusion leads to ocular misalignment (strabismus) in as much as 5% of all children making this disease a significant public health issue. The overall goal of research in our laboratory is to understand oculomotor mechanisms underlying disruption in binocular...   More >

Cadence Model and Temporal Critical Bands

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

Bruce Berg, UC Irvine

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Seeing the Earth in the Cloud

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | December 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Steven Brumby, Decartes Labs

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The proliferation of transistors has increased the performance of computing systems by over a factor of a million in the past 30 years, and is also dramatically increasing the amount of data in existence, driving improvements in sensor, communication and storage technology. Multi-decadal Earth and planetary remote sensing global datasets at the petabyte scale (8×10^15 bits) are now available in...   More >

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Implementing memory specificity through a heterosynaptic learning rule

Seminar | December 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Steve Siegelbaum, Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Neuroscience

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, December 4, 2015

Conceptual Integration

Seminar: ICBS Seminar | December 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Sharon Thompson-Schill, University of Pennsylvalia

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

For the past two decades, I (and many of my colleagues in the fields of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroscience) have been trying to understand the cognitive and neural structure of long-term memory for concepts by "taking the concepts apart". This had led to a very feature-centric approach to concepts (i.e., a lime is green, round, and tart; a carrot is orange, tubular, and...   More >

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Hebbian normalization model of cortical adaptation

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | December 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Mike Landy, NYU

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Adaptation to an oriented stimulus changes both the gain and preferred orientation of neural responses in V1. Neurons tuned near the adapted orientation are suppressed, and their preferred orientations shift away from the adapter. Theoretical work has suggested that shifts in preferred orientation are helpful for efficient coding of orientation content, but it has remained unclear precisely what...   More >

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | January 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Robert Froemke

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, January 29, 2016

Investigating the Neural Basis of Complex Spatial Behaviors Under Natural and Learned Conditions in Freely Flying Bats: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in date

Prof. Michael Yartsev, UC Berkeley, Bioengineering / Neuroscience

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Navigation, both learned and natural, requires knowing where you are and the ability to decide, based on available evidence, where to go from there. Here, I will describe recent work, conducted in both terrestrial and flying species, addressing the neural mechanisms underlying these core functions.

I will begin with describing recent findings on the spatial representation system in the...   More >

Thursday, March 3, 2016