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Mariam Aly - How hippocampal memory shapes, and is shaped by, attention

Attention modulates what we see and remember. Memory affects what we attend to and perceive. Despite this connection in behavior, little is known about the mechanisms that link attention and memory…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 18th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Yang Dan - A Motor Theory of Sleep Control

Sleep is a fundamental biological process, and its disruption has profound impacts on human health. Using a variety of techniques including optogenetics, electrophysiology, imaging, and gene…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 23 plays 0  

Maryam Aliakbarpour - Distribution testing: Classical and new paradigms

One of the most fundamental problems in learning theory is to view input data as random samples from an unknown distribution and then to make statistical inferences about the underlying distribution.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 9th, 2020 9 plays 0  

Joyce Ho - Automation of Evidence Matching and Systemic Reviews Using Web-Based Medical Literature

Mining biomedical text can be useful for validating new disease subgroups or summarizing information to guide policies and decision making. Yet, existing work predominately focuses on efficient…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 5th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Matthew Rowan - Dissection of Neural Circuit Function and Degeneration from a Subcellular Perspective

How do neurons perform the set of signaling functions necessary for proper circuit function? We aim to uncover cellular and molecular mechanisms that shape excitability among different mammalian…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Vedat Levi Alev - Improved Analysis of Higher Order Random Walks and Applications

Local spectral expansion is a very useful method for arguing about the spectral properties of several random walk matrices over simplicial complexes. The motivation of this work is to extend this…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 18th, 2020 28 plays 0  

Julia Kumari Drapkin, Raina Turner-Greenlea, Zeena Abdulkarim - Facing Climate Change: Tools and Stories that Connect Communities

The Spring 2020 Liam's Legacy Symposium will focus on community science, story telling, and our changing environment. Julia Drapkin will join us from ISeeChange, a New-Orleans-based…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 17th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Adam Kohn - Corticocortical Communication

Most brain functions involve neuronal population activity that is distributed across multiple areas. The routing of signals through this distributed network is flexible, changing from…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 17th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Michael Dickinson - Straighten Up and Fly Right: Navigation and Motor Control in Fruit Flies

Over 400 million years ago, a group of tiny six-legged creatures evolved the ability to fly—an event that fundamentally transformed our planet. Equipped with the ability to fly, insects…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 12th, 2020 60 plays 0  

Akil Bello, Rick Clark, Diley Hernández, Jeff Selingo, Heidi Turcotte - All of the Above: A Conversation About Higher Ed Admissions and Testing

The panelists will share and explore the national landscape of standardized testing, as portrayed in "The Test & the Art of Thinking", and will share their own personal experiences with…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 7th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Kuikui Liu - Spectral Independence in High-Dimensional Expanders and Applications to the Hardcore Model

We say a probability distribution µ is spectrally independent if an associated correlation matrix has a bounded largest eigenvalue for the distribution and all of its conditional distributions.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 3rd, 2020 14 plays 0  

Daniel O’Connor - A Functional Cortical Network for Sensorimotor Sequence Generation

Daniel O'Connor discusses his laboratory’s recent work on the sensorimotor control of complex tongue movements. The brain generates complex sequences of movements that can be flexibly…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 30th, 2020 14 plays 0  

Samuel Hopkins - Robust Mean Estimation in Nearly-Linear Time

Robust mean estimation is the following basic estimation question: given i.i.d. copies of a random vector X in d-dimensional Euclidean space of which a small constant fraction are corrupted, how well…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2019 0 plays 0  

Alberto Stolfi - Evolution and Development of a Minimal Nervous System in our Closest Invertebrate Relatives

Animal behavior depends both on the intrinsic properties of individual neurons and how these neurons connect to and modulate one another. A major focus of modern neuroscience is to dissect behavior…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2019 0 plays 0  

Jelani Nelson - Some new approaches to the heavy hitters problem

In the 'frequent items' problem one sees a sequence of items in a stream (e.g. a stream of words coming into a search query engine likeGoogle) and wants to report a small list of items…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 3rd, 2019 14 plays 0