Carnegie Mellon University

Neuroscience Institute Distinguished Speaker Series

The Neuroscience Institute is honored to host distinguished lecturers on research topics that include cognitive, systems, or computational neuroscience or neuro-tech and engineering.

Previous Speakers

March 24, 2022

Helen Mayberg, M.D.

Professor, Director, Center of Advanced Circuit Therapeutics;
Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Neuroscience; Mount Sinai Professor of Neurotherapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Machine Learning Strategies to Track Brain and Behavioral State Changes During DBS Treatment for Depression

March 17, 2022

Kalanit Grill-Spector, Ph.D.

Professor; Department of Psychology
Chair, Department of Psychology
Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University, CA

Human Visual Cortex as a Window into the Developing Brain.

March 3, 2022

Daniel Wolpert, FMedSci FRS

Professor of Neuroscience
Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Columbia University, New York

Contextual inference underlies the learning of sensorimotor repertoires.

January 27, 2022

Elizabeth A. Buffalo, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine; Interim Associate Director for Research, Washington National Primate Research Center

Reconciling the Spatial and Mnemonic Views of the Hippocampus

May 6, 2021

Yael Niv

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Latent causes, prediction errors, and the organization of memory

April 8, 2021

Carlos Brody

Wilbur H. Gantz III ’59 Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Neural sources of individual variability in cognitive behavior

April 1, 2021

Larry Abbott

William Bloor Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience and Co-director of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University
Principal Investigator, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Vector computations in the fly brain

March 11, 2021

Lena H. Ting

John and Jan Portman Professor of Biomedical Engineering
W.H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy, Emory University
Co-Director, Georgia Tech and Emory Neural Engineering Centers

What does a muscle sense? Multiscale interactions governing muscle spindle sensory signals

December 3, 2020

Michael Yartsev

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Engineering
Robertson Investigator, New York Stem Cell Foundation
Helen Wills Institute of Neuroscience Graduate Program
UC Berkeley Biophysics Graduate Program
UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
University of California at Berkeley

Studying the Neural basis of Complex Spatial, Social and Acoustic Behaviors – in Freely Behaving and Flying Bats

May 7, 2020

Lucas Parra

Harold Shames Professor of Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York (CCNY) 

Mechanisms and Optimization of Transcranial Electric Stimulation

September 17, 2019

Edward Chang

Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco 

The Encoding of Speech Sounds in Human Temporal Lobe