Carnegie Mellon University

Victor M. Bearg Neuroscience Lecture Series

The Victor M. Bearg neuroscience lecture series is sponsored by Victor M. Bearg ('64), a Mellon College of Science graduate in physics. Mr. Bearg has generously endowed this Neuroscience Institute speaker series to bring dynamic lecturers to our community.

Previous Speakers

Erich Jarvis, 2020

Professor, Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University

Evolution of brain pathways for vocal learning and speech; a personal journey

October 15, 2020

This year the Victor M. Bearg Neuroscience Lecture took place as part of CMU's Homecoming weekend.

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Sophie Scott

University College London

The Neuroscience of Laughter

November 8, 2019

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Timothy Lillicrap

Google Deep Mind

Deep Learning and the Brain: Does the Brain Approximate Backpropagation?

April 12, 2018

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Gerald E. Loeb

University of Southern California and CEO, SynTouch, Inc.

Understanding Human Haptics by Building Robotic Systems

March 8, 2017

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Mriganka Sur

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Functional Logic of Cortical Circuits

February 29, 2016

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