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Chen Institute Workshop on the Measurement and Analysis of Behavior

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for June 10, 2020

June 25, 2020 Mice and flies as behavor models Credit: Ann Kennedy, Vivian Chiu and Yonil Jung , Anderson lab, Caltech
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Zoom Webinar


The Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring its next workshop* on the Measurement and Analysis of Behavior.  The goal is to promote discussion, learn more about current research, and forge new interactions and collaborations here at Caltech. Due to the pandemic this workshop will be available via Zoom Webinar.

The workshop will consist of short talks followed by an opportunity for Q&A. The workshop will have two sessions. Session one will be from 1:00PM - 2:00PM followed by a 30-minute break and then session two will begin at 2:30PM. Speakers and talk titles are listed below.

Pietro Perona  "Learning Numeracy"
Yisong Yue  "New Directions in Machine Learning for Behavior Modeling"
Michael Dickinson  "Forward to the Past: A new synthesis of Ethology" 


Joe Parker  "Behavioral architecture of ecological relationships"
Ann Kennedy  "Making sense of social behavior"
Markus Meister  "Rapid Learning, Sudden Insight, and Free Will in the Laboratory Mouse"
Colin Camerer  "The Golden Age of Social Science"

The workshop will be moderated by David Anderson.

The workshop is open to the Caltech Community. Please register in advance to attend the workshop and Zoom details will follow.

*The Chen Institute workshop series is designed to introduce non-neuroscientists to some of the challenging problems facing our understanding of brain function, as well as to bring them up to date on the state-of-the-art knowledge and methods in different sub-fields of neuroscience. The goal of these workshops is to promote discussion and to forge new interactions and cross-divisional collaborations at Caltech.