Informal and Student Seminars

The Student Seminar Series meets at noon on select Wednesdays throughout the academic year. Second-year students present papers from recent literature. Each student is expected to present two 30-minute presentations during their second year. Presentations are followed by lively discussion, pizza lunch and a closed session with the student presenter and two faculty.

Upcoming Seminars

CANCELLED Cognitive maps for navigation in the brain: Simultaneous rigidity and flexibility through modularity
April 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ila Fiete is an Associate Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the McGovern Institute at MIT. Her group seeks to understand why the brain contains particular codes, how the architecture and dynamics of neural circuits shape such codes, and how neural circuit dynamics perform desired computations that unfold over time. They are specifically interested in how the brain learns, holds memories, integrates, and performs cognitive inference and reasoning. They use analytical and computational tools, and their approach includes working closely with collaborators on...
**CANCELLED** Non-invasive Brain Stimulation with Light **CANCELLED**
April 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dr. Liu is a Professor of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received her MS and PhD in Physics at Wake Forest University. Her research interests include non-invasive brain stimulation or neuromodulation with light, minimally invasive and noninvasive spectroscopy and imaging of tissue, and optical diffuse imaging for cancer prognosis and brain activities
Training Bystanders to Respond Effectively to Harassment Incidents
May 19, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Join us for the fourth workshop in the Spring 2020 DIBS Inclusion and Power Dynamics Series. Ada Gregory, MA, will discuss how bystanders can respond effectively to incidents of harassment. Breakfast will be provided. The event is free but registration is requested. Please see registration link, below