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Monday, April 20, 2015

Receptive field processing at multiple spatial scales in the auditory midbrain and forebrain: Berkeley Ear Club

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

Craig Atensio, Center for Integrative Neuroscience, UCSF

Department of Psychology

Temporal processing becomes slower as information ascends the central auditory system. Other consistent changes have been harder to identify. We applied information-theoretic analyses to examine whether receptive field processing fundamentally changes across the auditory midbrain, thalamus, and cortex. We found that receptive fields became increasingly multidimensional from the midbrain to...   More >

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ten Years of Research Exposes Dry Eye as the Wrong Diagnosis for Millions

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | April 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  100 Minor Addition

Donald Korb, Korb and Associates, Boston, MA

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The past ten, and particularly the past 5 years have witnessed a dramatic paradigm shift in the understanding of dry eye, culminating in 2011 when a group of over 60 international experts concluded that meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) may well be the leading cause of dry eye throughout the world.
This shift from the historically accepted inadequate aqueous production etiologic dry eye model to...   More >

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sequence to Sequence Learning with Neural Networks

Seminar: ICBS Seminar | April 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Ilya Sutskever, Google

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Supervised learning with deep neural network has achieved spectacular success in a wide variety of perceptual problems. Most of these applications, however, are limited to domains in which both the input and the output are naturally encoded in terms of vectors of fixed dimensionality, be it images or a short fragments of speech.

In this work, we show that a simple application of the Long...   More >

Monday, April 27, 2015

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

Having two ears provides tremendous advantages for listening in everyday, complex noisy environments. Differences in the arrival times or levels of sounds arriving at the two ears can relay information about where in space the sound source originates. In situations involving multiple competing sound sources, normal-hearing listeners are able to make use of differences in the signals arriving at...   More >

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 Ask questions live on Twitter: #CITRISRE. All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel

The schedule for the semester can be found on the


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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Neural Mechanisms of Visual Shape Perception

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Tatyana Sharpee, Salk Institute

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, May 11, 2015

Representation and control in closed-loop brain-machine interface systems

Seminar: Neuroimaging Seminar | May 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Helene Moorman, Carmena Lab

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Thesis Seminar

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How Experience Changes the Circuitry of the Brain

Seminar: HWNI/MCB Seminar | May 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Tobias Bonhoeffer, Max Planck Institute

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Monday, May 18, 2015

Thesis Seminar

Seminar: Thesis Seminar | May 18 | 4:30-6 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