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Lauren O'Connell - Ecological resources and the evolution of parent-offspring interactions

Animal behavior is a key component of biological adaptations, where fitness relies on the ability to find mates, acquire food, and avoid predation. Variation in the availability of key ecological…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 1st, 2020 2 plays 0  

Jesse Thaler - Collision Course: Artificial Intelligence Meets Fundamental Interactions

Modern machine learning has had an outsized impact on many scientific fields, and fundamental physics is no exception. What is special about fundamental physics, though, is the vast amount of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 30th, 2020 3 plays 0  

Huimin Zhao - Challenges and Opportunities at the Nexus of Synthetic Biology, Machine Learning, and Automation

Inspired by the exponential growth of the microelectronic industry, my lab has been attempting to build a biofoundry that integrates biology, automation and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 23rd, 2020 1 plays 0  

John Reynolds - Spontaneous travelling cortical waves gate perception in behaving primates

Perceptual sensitivity varies from moment to moment. One potential source of this variability is spontaneous fluctuations in cortical activity that can travel as waves. Spontaneous travelling waves…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 18th, 2020 10 plays 0  

Garrett B. Stanley - Timing is everything: Tales from neural circuits and behavior

Our sensory pathways extract information from the complex world within which we live, and help us to perceive relevant inputs, make decisions, and take action. Our laboratory has extensively…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2020 8 plays 0  

Lena H. Ting - What Does A Muscle Sense? Multiscale Interactions Governing Muscle Spindle Sensory Signals

Muscle spindles richly innervate muscles in vertebrates, providing critical sensory information about the body’s mechanical interactions with the environment necessary for neural control of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 6th, 2020 17 plays 0  

President Ángel Cabrera, Georgia Institute of Technology - Latinos/Hispanics in STEM: A Career Path Series

On November 3, 2020, LOGRAS, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and GoSTEM at Georgia Tech hosted an online seminar series where successful professionals with a Latino/Hispanic…

From  Steven Taylor on November 5th, 2020 10 plays 0  

Bin Yu - Curating a COVID-19 data repository and forecasting county-level death counts in the United States​

As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, accurate forecasting continues to play an extremely important role in informing policy decisions. In this paper, we present our continuous curation of a large data…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 30th, 2020 3 plays 0  

Sidney D'Mello - Understanding Human Functioning & Enhancing Human Potential through Computational Methods

It is generally accepted that computational methods can complement traditional approaches to understanding human functioning, including thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and social interactions. I…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 27th, 2020 9 plays 0  

Alireza Soltani - Flexible Learning and Decision Making in a Changing World

Survival requires proper association of reward outcomes to choices and actions that precede them. To learn successfully, however, the brain must constantly adjust how it incorporates each reward…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 21st, 2020 20 plays 0  

Amy McGovern - Building Trustworthy AI for Environmental Science

As climate change affects weather patterns and sea levels rise, the world’s need for accurate, usable predictions of weather and ocean and their impacts has never been greater. At the same…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 20th, 2020 3 plays 0  

Michael N. Shadlen - The neurobiology of decision making: The best-laid plans of mice and primates

Many decisions arise through an accumulation of evidence to a terminating threshold. The process provides a unified account of the choice (e.g., accuracy) and the amount of time taken to complete it.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 15th, 2020 22 plays 0  

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 13 plays 0  

ME Curriculum Overview

From  Kristi Mehaffey on May 18th, 2020 474 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 32 plays 0