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MIT Colloquium Series on Brain and Cognition
Fridays at 4:00 PM, Bldg 46-3002 The Singleton Auditorium

Fall 2009
Talk Title

September 18 Keith R. Kluender, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Speech perception as efficient coding. (PDF)
September 25
Hongjun Song, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology/ Institute for Cell Engineering Johns Hopkins University
Intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms regulating adult neural stem cells and neurogenesis. (PDF)
October 2

Howard Eichenbaum, University Professor; Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Memory and the Brain, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston University
Controversies in the cognitive neuroscience of the medial temporal lobe and episodic memory. (PDF)
October 23 David Smith, FMedSci, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, Founding Director of Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and  Ageing (OPTIMA), Hon. Assoc. Director MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Oxford University Initiation and progression of Alzheimer’s disease: does homocysteine play a role?

October 30 Tania Ionin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Production and comprehension of nominals in second language acquisition.

November 6
Alexandre Pouget, PhD, Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester
Probabilistic inference in neural circuits: from insects to humans.
November 13
Barbara Landau, PhD, Dick and Lydia Todd Professor of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University
Genes, brains, and spatial representation: Evidence from Williams syndrome.

November 20

Elizabeth Spelke, PhD, Department of Psychology, Harvard University Origins of abstract knowledge:  Natural geometry.

December 4

György Buzsáki, MD, PhD, Board of Governors Professor, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University Cell assembly sequences in the service of cognition.

This event is co-sponsored by The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT.

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