Neuro Week Highlight
2019 Victor M. Bearg Neuroscience Lecture
Sophie Scott, University College London: Neuroscience of Laughter
November 8, 12:00pm, Kresge Theatre, CFA
A leader of transformative advances in neural sciences
As the birthplace of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology, CMU brain scientists have had real-world impact for over 50 years.
From the creation of some of the first cognitive tutors, to the development of the Jeopardy-winning Watson, to founding a ground-breaking doctoral program in neural computation, to recent cutting-edge work on the genetic basis of autism, Carnegie Mellon has been, and will continue to be, a leader in the study of brain and behavior.
And our expertise doesn't stop at technology. World-renowned faculty such as Allen Newell, Herbert Simon, John Anderson and Raj Reddy all helped shape modern cognitive psychology.
At the same time, seminal collaborations between psychologists and computer scientists gave rise to the field of artificial intelligence.
Today, partnerships between CMU neuroscientists, psychologists, statisticians, computer scientists and engineers leave us poised to make similar groundbreaking accomplishments.
Tweets from the Neuroscience Institute
This afternoon, our panelists will weigh in on a crucial topic, diversity in science. Come hear what they have to say at 2pm in the Connan Room (University Center). https://t.co/vClML4wTVQ— Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute (@cmuneurosci) November 7, 2019
Congrats to our winners from yesterday's Presidential Fellows Showcase! Jay Reddy won "Would support on Kickstarter;" Tim Murphy won "Would attend the TED Talk;" and Carmen Fernandez Fisac won the director's choice, which was a random draw. All the presentations were fantastic! https://t.co/IV9TgI01GB— Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute (@cmuneurosci) November 6, 2019
Symposium: Leveraging Science and Technology to Beat Brain Disease@CMUGroverLab @apfenning Jana Kainerstorfer, and Dr. Bob Bowser discuss the future with moderator @NPRjonhamilton @cmuneurosci @CmuScience @CMU_DietrichHSS @CMUEngineering @cmu_bme @CMU_ECE pic.twitter.com/qD6xD5oJHL— Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (@ShinnCunningham) November 4, 2019