<< November 2019 >>

Friday, November 1, 2019

Imaging the Brain at High Spatiotemporal Resolution: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Na Ji, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Physics has long employed optical methods to probe and manipulate matter on scales from the infinitesimal to the immense. To understand the brain, we need to monitor physiological processes of single synapses as well as neural activity of a large number of networked neurons.

Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of imaging neurons distributed over...   More >

Monday, November 4, 2019

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | November 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Sanam Mozaffari, Roorda Lab; Vincent Nieto, Fleiszig-Evans Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Rapid Associative Learning: Redwood Seminar

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | November 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Aaron Milstein, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How do neural circuits in the brain accomplish rapid learning? When foraging for food in a previously unexplored environment, animals store memories of landmarks based on as few as one single view. Also, animals remember landmarks and navigation decisions that eventually lead to food, which requires that the brain associate events with delayed outcomes. I will present evidence that a particular...   More >

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Information routing in the hippocampus

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tom McHugh, Riken Institute, Tokyo, Japan

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, November 8, 2019

Neural Circuits of Cognition in Artificial and Biological Neural Networks

Seminar: ICBS Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1102

 David Freedman, The University of Chicago

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Humans and other advanced animals have a remarkable ability to interpret incoming sensory stimuli and plan task-appropriate behavioral responses. This talk will present parallel experimental and computational approaches aimed at understanding how visual feature encoding in upstream sensory cortical areas is transformed across the cortical hierarchy into more flexible task-related encoding in the...   More >

Monday, November 18, 2019

Understanding Visual Field Loss

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | November 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Eli Peli, Harvard Medical School

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Could we develop more effective field expansion devices if we better understood the nature and impact of field loss? No proof of that, but I’d like to think so. Simulations have been a major tool in trying to understand the nature and impact of the loss. Most simulations of field loss found in textbooks, websites, and scientific papers are wrong; they do not represent what patients perceive. I’ll...   More >

Cognitive/Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Linking scalp ERPs to computational models of language and vision with multivariate pattern analysis

Colloquium | November 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Steven J Luck, University of California, Davis

 Department of Psychology

Linking scalp ERPs to computational models of language and vision with multivariate pattern analysis

Multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) methods have become widespread in fMRI research, because they allow researchers to use the pattern of activation within a brain region to draw conclusions about the information being represented in that region. This approach is limited by the poor temporal...   More >

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

From paws to hands: The evolution of the forelimb and cortical areas involved in complex hand use

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | November 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Leah Krubitzer, UC Davis

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Forelimb morphology and use in mammals is extraordinarily diverse. Evolution has produced wings, flippers, hooves, paws and hands which are specialized for a variety of behaviors such as flying, swimming and grasping to name a few. While there is a wealth of data in human and non-human primates on the role of motor cortex and posterior parietal cortical areas in reaching and grasping with the...   More >

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Visual coding strategies implied by individual differences or adaptation

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Kara Emery, University of Nevada, Reno

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

An important goal of vision science is to understand the coding strategies underlying the representation of visual information. I will describe experiments and analyses where we have explored these coding strategies using two different approaches. In the first approach, we factor-analyzed individual differences in observers’ color judgments to reveal the representational structure of color...   More >

IB Seminar: Combinatorial Creatures: Cortical plasticity within and across lifetimes

Seminar | November 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Leah Krubitzer, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Neural circuit mechanisms of emotional and social processing

Seminar | November 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kay Tye, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, November 25, 2019

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | November 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Avi Aizenman, Levi Lab; Norick Bowers, Roorda Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills