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.
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 >
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Seminar: Redwood Seminar | May 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Tianshi Wang, EECS, UC Berkeley
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 >
Seminar | May 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Doris Tsao, Caltech
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
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
Optimal Robot Action for and around People, Anca Dragon
Seminar | May 22 | 5:45-7 p.m. | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dr. Nir Lahav
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.