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Friday, April 26, 2019

Cortical Circuits During Continuous Decision-Making

Lecture | April 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

Christina Gremel, UCSD


Decision-making allows for adaptive behavior. The brain takes an active role in this process. It is not simply waiting to respond to incoming information from the world. I will show work where we use mouse model of self-initiated actions to probe orbital frontal and pre-motor circuit mechanisms underlying continuous decision-making.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

California Cognitive Science Conference: Constructing Happiness

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Memorial Mining Building

June Gruber, University of Colorado, Boulder; Dacher Keltner, University of California, Berkeley

David Presti, University of California, Berkeley; Dan Haybron, Saint Louis University; Steve Whittaker, University of California, Santa Cruz

Qing Zhou, University of California, Berkeley

Cognitive Science Program

The CCSC is an annual all-day symposium bringing together hundreds of students, researchers, and members of the general public from around the world who are passionate about the interdisciplinary field of Cognitive Science for a day of talks and research presentations. We feature talks given by prominent scientists and thinkers from a wide variety of disciplines, and our acclaimed poster session...   More >

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Solving Hard Computational Problems using Oscillator Networks

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | May 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Tianshi Wang, EECS, UC Berkeley

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Over the last few years, there has been considerable interest in Ising machines, ie, analog hardware for solving difficult (NP hard/complete) computational problems effectively. We present a new way to make Ising machines using networks of coupled self-sustaining nonlinear oscillators. Our scheme is theoretically rooted in a novel result that connects the phase dynamics of coupled oscillator...   More >

Thursday, May 2, 2019

How the brain represents objects

Seminar | May 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

Doris Tsao, Caltech

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

ICBS Seminar

Seminar: ICBS Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1217

Anca Dragon, EECS; Emily Cooper, Vis Science

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Optimal Robot Action for and around People, Anca Dragon

3D Vision in Natural Environments, Emily Cooper

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

What is Consciousness?

Seminar | May 22 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

Dr. Nir Lahav

The CLEAR Project

What is consciousness, exactly? Does the brain create it? Or is a spiritual phenomenon that can't be reduced to matter? In most of human history, these kinds of questions were studied solely by philosophers. But in the last two decades, the question of consciousness has reached the fields of neuroscience and even physics.

In this PubScience, we will consider why consciousness is so interesting...   More >