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interdisciplinary Mind and Brain (iMB) Seminar Series

This year, Penn is hosting an interdisciplinary Mind and Brain (iMB) talk series. This exciting new seminar series will highlight research focused on understanding the Mind and the Brain across a broad range of theoretical frameworks, content areas, and approaches. Please join your colleagues and esteemed speakers in the Class of '62 auditorium in the John Morgan building at noon on Fridays on the dates listed below. Pizza is served prior to the start of each seminar.

Spring 2017

January 20
Marcus Raichle
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Brain network connectivity, default network

January 27
Elissa Newport
Director, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, Georgetown University Medical Center
Brain plasticity and recovery

February 3
Winrich Freiwald
Laboratory of Neural Systems, Rockefeller University
Neural mechanisms of face perception

February 10
Tania Lombrozo
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Cognitive psychology of explanation and understanding

February 17
Shihab Shamma
Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland
Neuronal mechanisms of auditory processing

March 3
Tamar Kushnir
Evalyn Edwards Milman Associate Professor in Child Development, Cornell University
Early childhood cognition

March 17
Bruno Olshausen
Director, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, UC Berkeley
Vision in brains and machines

March 24
Geetha Ramani
Associate Professor, Developmental Science Program, University of Maryland
Early childhood interactions

March 31
Hyo Gweon
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
Social learning

April 7
Saskia DeVries
Senior Scientist, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Brain observatory: A survey of visual-evoked activity

April 14
Brian Wandell
Director, Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging, Stanford University
Vision science

April 21
David Heeger
Center for Neural Science, NYU
Perceptual psychology, vision

April 28
Brian Scholl
Director, Perception and Cognition Laboratory, Yale University
Perception and cognition

May 19
Jennifer Bizley
UCL Ear Institute, University College London
How does auditory cortex allow us to make sense of an auditory scene?



Fall 2016

September 9
John Beggs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics, Indiana University
High-degree neurons feed cortical computations

September 23
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Cortical control of auditory attention

September 30
James Hudspeth, Ph.D., MD
F.M Kirby Professor, Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, Rockefeller University
Making an effort to listen: mechanical amplification by ion channels and myosin molecules in hair cells of the inner ear

October 14
Greg DeAngelis, Ph.D.
Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
Neural Computation of Depth from Motion

October 21
Michael Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU School of Medicine
Neuronal mechanisms of vocal communication

October 28
Lera Boroditsky
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science, UCSD
Connection between language and cognition

November 4
Ilana Witten
Assistant Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Neural circuits mediating learning and decision making

December 2
Nicholas Priebe
Associate Professor, Neuroscience, UT Austin
Processes for visual representation of the world

December 9
Melchi Michel
Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology, Rutgers University
Visual perceptual judgements