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<< Week of February 26 >>

Monday, February 27, 2017

Benjamin Backus, PhD

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall


Benjamin Backus, ​State University of New York ​

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


TBD



Two-photon Imaging and Manipulation of Cortical Neural Circuits in vivo

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)


Weijian Yang, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


One challenge of understanding how the brain works is the complexity of neural circuits. Optical methods provide a route to record and manipulate the neural activity of a small subset of neuron cells with cellular resolution. In this talk, I will discuss our approach to tackling the above challenges through novel three-dimensional (3D) imaging and optical manipulation methods.



Two-photon Imaging and Manipulation of Cortical Neural Circuits in vivo

Seminar: Neuroscience Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall


Weijian Yang, Columbia University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


One challenge of understanding how the brain works is the complexity of neural circuits. These circuits are composed of hundreds of thousands of neurons that are interconnected in a highly distributed fashion. Optical methods provide a route to record and manipulate the neural activity of a small subset of these cells with cellular resolution. The desire to access a larger volume with higher...   More >

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Real-Time and Adaptive Auditory Neural Processing

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall


Sahar Akram, Starkey Hearing Research Center

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


Decoding the dynamics of brain activity underlying conscious behavior is one of the key questions in systems neuroscience. Sensory neurons, such as those in the auditory system, can undergo rapid and task-dependent changes in their response characteristics during attentive behavior, and thereby result in functional changes in the system over time. In order to quantify human’s conscious...   More >



Thursday, March 2, 2017

Learning-based and behavioural evidence for probabilistic perception in the cortex

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


Jozsef Fiser, Central European University

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


560 Evans
The notion of interpreting cortical operations as probabilistic computation has been steadily gaining ground in neuroscience, and with the emergence of the PPC-based and sampling-based frameworks, now there exist clear theoretical alternatives of how such computation might happen in the brain. Nevertheless, a number of crucial issues necessary to make these frameworks biologically...   More >



Friday, March 3, 2017

Cognition Colloquium: Metareasoning and mental simulation.

Colloquium | March 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Jessica Hamrick, UC Berkeley

Department of Psychology


Our own Jessica Hamrick will present her exit talk, "Metareasoning and mental simulation."

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Contextualizing and Confronting the Effects of Complex Trauma on Youth Development:: Understanding Youth Trauma and Cultivating Resilience

Conference/Symposium | March 4 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Gym First Presbyterian Church


2407 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education, San Francisco State University

Dr. Daniela Kaufer, Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Dr. Darlene Francis, Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

Critical Trauma Working Group


This 1-day free conference is focused on understanding and addressing childhood trauma through a critical lens. It is geared to students, researchers, community practitioners, and community members, including youth.


$0

Registration opens January 30. Register by March 1 online.