October 30, 2020 – Emily Kubota

The white matter connectivity of the ventral stream in childhood Ventral temporal cortex consists of category selective regions that fall in consistent anatomical locations across individuals and over development. This consistency has many to wonder about the organizing principle(s) of the ventral stream. While there have been functional hypotheses (foveal/peripheral bias, real-world size and curvature), […]

October 23, 2020 – Zach Davis

Learning and controlling dynamic systems We live and act in a messy world. Scientists’ best models of real-world causal processes typically involve not just stochasticity, but real-valued variables, complex functional forms, delays, dose-dependence, and feedback leading to rich and often non-linear emergent dynamics. How do we learn the causal structure of the world, given these difficulties? In […]

October 9, 2020 – Weidong Cai

Dynamic brain mechanism underlying cognitive control deficits in childhood ADHD ADHD is a prevalent neurodevelopment disorder affecting 5-10% of children worldwide. Children with ADHD have prominent deficits in attention and cognitive control. Cognitive control relies on dynamic interactions between large-scale brain networks, in particular the salience, frontoparietal and default mode networks. However, little is known […]