Embedded thumbnail for Laura Schulz: The Origins of Inquiry: Inference and Exploration in Early Childhood
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Jun 6, 2014
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June 6, 2014
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All Captioned Videos, Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2014
CBMM Speaker(s):
Laura Schulz
Topics: Brief historical overview of key research that revolutionized the study of cognitive development; analogies between how scientists and children learn; overview of studies showing that (1) childrens’ generalizations depend on how evidence is...
Embedded thumbnail for Rebecca Saxe: Patterns of Minds: Decoding Features of ToM and MVPA
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Jun 6, 2014
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June 6, 2014
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All Captioned Videos, Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2014
CBMM Speaker(s):
Rebecca Saxe
Topics: Theory of Mind (ToM): false belief task embodies a difference between reality and what a character thinks; 5 year olds can do false belief tasks while 3 year olds cannot; fMRI study reveals regions selectively involved in reasoning about...
Embedded thumbnail for Ben Deen: Multivoxel Pattern Analysis for Understanding Representational Content
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Jun 5, 2014
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June 5, 2014
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All Captioned Videos, Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2014
CBMM Speaker(s):
Ben Deen
Topics: Motivation for multivoxel pattern analysis (MVPA); correlation based classification analysis; results of analysis of EBA and pSTS cortical regions: EBA patterns carry information about body pose that is invariant to body motion kinematics,...
Embedded thumbnail for Nancy Kanwisher: The Functional Architecture of Human Intelligence
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Jun 5, 2014
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June 5, 2014
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CBMM Speaker(s):
Nancy Kanwisher
Topics: Is the functional organization of the brain based on special-purpose vs. general-purpose machinery? Brief history of efforts to find specialized machinery (Spearman, Gall, lesion studies); introduction to fMRI methods and data; validation of...
Embedded thumbnail for Laura Schulz: Cognitive Development and Commonsense Reasoning, Part 1
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Jun 4, 2014
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June 4, 2014
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All Captioned Videos, Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2014
CBMM Speaker(s):
Laura Schulz
Topics: Historical perspective on underestimating the challenge of commonsense intelligence in AI; studying children may provide key insights; early representations of objects (e.g. object permanence, Spelke objects, expectations of object behavior...
Embedded thumbnail for Jim DiCarlo: Introduction to the Visual System, Part 2
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Jun 4, 2014
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June 4, 2014
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All Captioned Videos, Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2014
CBMM Speaker(s):
James DiCarlo
Topics: Decoding of IT signals for object classification (Poggio, DiCarlo, Science 2009); 3D object models; detection experiments with objects of different pose placed on random background images; neural population state space; LaWS of RAD IT...
Embedded thumbnail for Jim DiCarlo: Introduction to the Visual System, Part 1
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Jun 4, 2014
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June 4, 2014
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All Captioned Videos, Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2014
CBMM Speaker(s):
James DiCarlo
Topics: Why study object recognition in the brain; comparison of behavior in humans and monkeys; overview of the ventral visual stream and the ventral (what) vs. dorsal (where) pathways; retinal receptive fields; simple and complex cells in V1;...
Embedded thumbnail for Emily Mackevicius: Learning from a Computational Neuroscience Perspective
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Jun 2, 2014
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June 2, 2014
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All Captioned Videos, Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2014
CBMM Speaker(s):
Emily Mackevicius
Topics: Marr levels of analysis, types of learning (unsupervised, supervised, reinforcement), Hebb rule, LTP, correlation and covariance based learning, reinforcement learning, classical conditioning, conditioning paradigms, credit assignment...
Embedded thumbnail for Gabriel Kreiman: Neurons and Models
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Jun 2, 2014
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June 2, 2014
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CBMM Speaker(s):
Gabriel Kreiman
Topics: General features of brain-based computations, brain anatomy, structure of neurons, equivalent electrical circuit, synapses, single neuron models at multiple resolutions, integrate-and-fire model, Hodgkin-Huxley model; empirical methods used...
Embedded thumbnail for Jed Singer: Neural Coding
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Jun 2, 2014
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June 2, 2014
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CBMM Speaker(s):
Jed Singer
Topics: Characterizing neural firing rates, tuning curves, identifying effective stimuli, modeling spike trains, integrating information across time and across neurons, estimating response using reverse correlation, decoding fundamentals, two-way...

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