A summary of recent activity

Hi everyone, We haven’t done a great job keeping the website updated on the articles we have been discussing – if you want a real time update, you should sign up for out listserv. However, if you are interested in what you may have missed, below are links to the papers/articles we’ve been reading. (2/7) […]

Human Brain Project

Hi all, Apologies for being late with the SpecNeuro email – it has been a long week. We’ll have a meeting tomorrow (Thursday, 8/8) at 5:30 PM in the Brochstein Pavilion. Our article will be one I recently came across an article in the Atlantic that discusses the Human Brain Project and how it has […]

SpecNeuro resuming next week

There’s no meeting this week for SpecNeuro, but we will be resuming next week (August 1st). We’ll be discussing a very interesting article on the neuroscience of pain, available here in case you want to get a head start on reading it this weekend. As an aside, I’ve registered a website for the club at […]

The Inscrutability of Neural Networks

[This was posted after the fact for record keeping purposes] Hi all, I hope everyone had a good 4th of July! We’ll be meeting again this Thursday (7/11) at 5:30 PM in the Brochstein Pavilion. This week, we’re going to talk about the inscrutability of our current methods of artificial intelligence. One of the interesting […]

Just as a heads up – we won’t be meeting this Thursday as it is the 4th of July. If you need your weekly update of weird neuroscience, here’s some light reading on cephalopod intelligence (e.g., squid, octopus, cuttlefish). Cephalopods are strikingly smart, yet on the evolutionary tree of life they are incredibly far from […]

Brain Synchronization Across Groups

This Thursday at 5:30 PM in the Brochstein Pavilion, we’re going to discuss Dikker et al. (2017), a paper that monitored students in a classroom setting with portable EEGs. The authors compared the synchronization of brain activity between students and use that data to predict classroom engagement along with several other social behaviors. This is […]