Physiology and Biophysics

Seminars

Apr
26
Thu
2018
Bertil Hille – Distinguished Science in Medicine @ Hogness Auditorium
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Distinguished Science in Medicine Lecture

Bertil Hille

Thurs., April 26, 2018

NOON

Hogness Auditorium.

May
3
Thu
2018
2018 Hille Lecture – Doris Tsao @ HSB T-747
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Faces: a neural Rosetta stone

Objects constitute the fundamental currency of the brain: they are things that we perceive, remember, and think about.  One of the most important objects for a primate is a face. Research on the macaque face patch system in recent years has given us a remarkable window into the detailed processes underlying object recognition. I will discuss recent findings from our lab elucidating the code for facial identity used by cells in face patches. I will then discuss how this code is used by downstream areas, as well as how the brain computes what constitutes an object in the first place.

Doris Tsao

Professor of Biology
HHMI Investigator
California Institute of Technology

time: 4:00pm
location: T-747, HSB

host: Stan Froehner

May
10
Thu
2018
2018 Crill Lecture – J. Anthony Movshon @ HSB T-639
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Time & Location TBA

J. Anthony Movshon, PhD

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology

May
17
Thu
2018
PBIO Seminar Series: Brent Doiron, Ph.D. @ HSB G-328
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Brent Doiron, PhD
Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh

host: Adrienne Fairhall

May
31
Thu
2018
PBIO Seminar Series: Nicholas Whitehead @ HSB G-328
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Nicholas P Whitehead, Ph.D.

 

host: Stanley C. Froehner

Jun
7
Thu
2018
PBIO Seminar Series: Amy Bastian @ HSB G-328
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Learning and Relearning Movement

Human motor learning depends on a suite of brain mechanisms that are driven by different signals and operate on timescales ranging from minutes to years. Understanding these processes requires identifying how new movement patterns are normally acquired, retained, and generalized, as well as the effects of distinct brain lesions. The lecture focuses on normal and abnormal motor learning and how we can use this information to improve rehabilitation for individuals with neurological damage

Amy Bastian, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University

Host: John Tuthill