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Attend the Latest BrainHub Events and Lectures

CMU Biological Sciences Seminar
Erika Holzbaur, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
November 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
Mellon Institute Conference Room, CMU
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Google AI/Brain Residency Session
Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
November 17, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
ASA Conference Room 6115, Gates Hillman Center, CMU
Learn more and RSVP.

Molecular Imaging of Addictive Disorders
Fifth Annual Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences Lecture
Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
October 19, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Rashid Auditorium, Gates Hillman Center, CMU

Neural Representations of Natural Self Motion: Implications for Perception & Action
Kathleen Cullen, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
October 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
Doherty Hall A302, CMU

Internal models of sensorimotor integration regulate cortical dynamics
Mehrdad Jazayeri, Assistant Professor of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Scaife Hall 125, CMU

Deep Predictive Learning: A Comprehensive Model of Three Visual Streams
Randy O’Reilly, Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Colorado Boulder
October 12, 2017 at noon
Newell Simon Hall 3305, CMU

Reading and Writing the Neural Code: Challenges at the Interface between Neuroscience & Neurotechnology
Garrett Stanley, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
October 4, 2017 at noon
Gates Hillman 6115, CMU

Neural circuits of dexterity
Adam Hantman, Group Leader, Janelia Farm
Oct. 3, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Mellon Institute Social Room

BrainHub Teen Brain Event
Sponsored by The Heinz Endowments
Beatriz Luna (Pitt), Brian Galla (Pitt), Julie Downs (CMU), Ana Radovic (Children's Hospital) and Walter Smith (Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families)
October 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cohon University Center, CMU
Invitation Only. Contact Gerry Balbier for details.

CNBC Colloquium: "Developmental and Evolutionary Building Blocks for the Human Mathematical Mind”
Elizabeth M. Brannon, PhD, Professor of Psychology, The University of Pennsylvania
September 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3, University of Pittsburgh

Selective Attention in the Service of Reinforcement Learning
Yael Niv, Associate Professor of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University 
September 11, 2017 at noon 
336B Baker Hall

Not Just for Kids: A Biological Perspective on Skill Acquisition and the Generation of Long-Term Procedural Memory
Avi Karni, Professor, University of Haifa
July 25, 2017 at noon
Baker Hall 336B, Carnegie Mellon University

International Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Neural Data (SAND8)
May 31 to June 2, 2017
University of Pittsburgh
http://sand.stat.cmu.edu

Emerging Challenges of Brain Science Data (Part of SAND8)
Panelists: Marlene Behrmann (CMU), Emery Brown (MIT/Harvard Medical School), Peter Dayan (Gatsby), Adrienne Fairhall (Univ. of Washington) and Sonja Grun (Juelich, Germany)
May 31, 2017 from 9 - 10:30 a.m.
343 Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh
http://sand.stat.cmu.edu

Neurohackathon
Open to CMU Computer Science graduate students
May 22-23, 2017
To sign up, contact Gerry Balbier.

Neural circuits underlying motor skill learning and execution
Bence Olveczky, Professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Center for Brain Science at Harvard University
April 25, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Doherty Hall A302, CMU

Robotics and Synthetic Sensation
April 25, 2017 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Gates Hillman 8102, CMU

Scientists, Power and the Power of Scientists
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council
April 18, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Rangos 3, Cohon University Center, CMU

Future-proofing our Educational System in a Global Age
President's Distinguished Lecturer Series
Carlos Moedas, Commissioner of Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission
April 17, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Cohon University Center, CMU

Computational Mechanics in Traumatic Brain Injury – Linking Emergency Room to Cognitive Deficits
Antoine Jérusalem, University of Oxford
April 6, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Gates Hillman 4405, CMU

Functional flexibility: Global arousal and regulation of cortical circuits in health and disease
Jessica A. Cardin, Yale University
March 23, 2017 at 4 p.m.
328 Mellon Institute, CMU

A population view of cortical circuits for decision and action
Matthew Kaufman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
March 22, 2017 at noon
Mellon Institute Third Floor Conference Room, CMU

Panoramic multiphoton views into neural activity during higher visual processing
Spencer L. Smith, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
March 16, 2017 at noon
Mellon Institute Third Floor Conference Room, CMU

Understanding human haptics by building robotic systems
Victor M. Bearg BrainHub Speaker Series
Gerald E. Loeb, M.D., University of Southern California and SynTouch, Inc.
March 8, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., reception to follow
Scott Hall 5201, CMU

Imaging neuronal dynamics during sensory integration in rats
Benjamin Scott, Ph.D., Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University
March 8, 2017 at noon
Mellon Institute Conference Room, CMU

BrainHub Exchange: Deep Learning
Michael J. Tarr, Professor and Head of Psychology Department, CMU
Katerina Fragkiadaki, Assistant Professor, Machine Learning, CMU
Deva Ramanan, Associate Professor, Robotics Institute, CMU
March 3, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Posner Hall, CMU

Adaptive control of innate reflexes by visual cortex
Baohua Liu, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
March 1, 2017 at noon
Mellon Institute Conference Room, CMU

Motor cortical influence during movement execution
Andrew Miri, Ph.D., Columbia University
February 22, 2017 at noon
Mellon Institute Conference Room, CMU

The cortico-striosomal circuit: a regulator of conflict decision-making with a link to stress-related disorders
Alexander Friedman, Ph.D., MIT
February 15, 2017 at noon
Mellon Institute Conference Room, CMU

The Network Architecture of Human Thought
Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania
February 13, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Doherty Hall 1212, CMU

The value of action: dissecting how the brain makes value and movement decisions
Eric Yttri, Ph.D., HHMI Janelia Research Campus
February 8, 2017 at noon
Mellon Institute Conference Room, CMU

The decay of motor adaptation reveals an asymmetry in the stability of motion state-dependent learning
Wilsaan M. Joiner, George Mason University
February 7, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Doherty Hall A302, CMU

Inhibitory shaping of sensory signals during active touch
Jianing Yu, Ph.D., HHMI Janelia Research Campus
February 1, 2017 at noon
Mellon Institute Conference Room, CMU

Building and rebuilding neural circuits: Lessons from the olfactory system
Claire Cheetham, CMU
January 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
A219B Langley Hall, University of Pittsburgh

Development of enabling technologies for optical imaging of biological systems
Yongxin Zhao, MIT
January 25, 2017 at noon
Mellon Institute, Third Floor Conference Room, CMU

Does 3D vision in humans rely on 3D reconstructions in the brain?
Andrew Glennerster, University of Reading
January 23, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Newel Simon Hall 1507, CMU

Placebos, expectations, and self-fulfilling prophecies
Tor D. Wager, University of Colorado, Boulder
January 20, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Martin Room 4127 Sennott Square, University of Pittsburgh

Probing the structural organization of the brain at the nanoscale using superresolution serial-section reconstruction microscopy
Yari Sigal, Harvard University
January 18, 2017, Mellon Institute, Third Floor Conference Room, CMU