Events for Nov 14 2019

information.Due to the COVID-19 situation, all events at Duke are either canceled or moving to a virtual platform. This notice supersedes any announcements below.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
Bryan Research 301

Our primary scientific interest lies in understanding how the brain forms percepts and uses them to make decisions, especially in the visual domain. In particular, we are interested in how the brain's perceptual beliefs about the outside world are represented by the responses of populations of... read more about Perceptual decision-making as hierarchical probabilistic inference: from neural correlations to confirmation bias »

Frances R. Levin, MD
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
Duke North, Room 2002

Sponsored by the TK Li Lectureship. Frances Rudnick Levin, MD is the Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and the Chief of the Division on Substance Use Disorders at NYSPI/Columbia University. For over 20 years, she has been the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry... read more about TK Li Lecture: Cocaine Use Disorder: A Persistent Problem in Need of New Therapeutic Options »

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 4:30pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464

There has been a recent surge in the quality of natural language processing technology, and much of this has been driven by a new class of neural networks, based on the concept of "attention." Attention networks localize (pay attention to) a portion of input text, when performing a task. For... read more about +DS IPLE: Natural Language Processing with Attention-based Neural Networks »

Resilience Documentary
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 5:30pm
Duke Diet and Fitness Center

Linking Childhood Experience and Adult Outcomes. Research has recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by traumas during childhood due to poverty, violence, abuse, and neglect. The new documentary Resilience, reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones that cause negative... read more about Documentary Resilience The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope »

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Studio 235

Celebrate the opening of this exciting new exhibit on view in the Ruby's gallery through January 24, 2020. The Art of Mental Health is curated by Melissa Miller, together with a team of other clinical psychologists, and is supported via the Rubenstein Arts Center's arts project program. This... read more about The Art of Mental Health Opening Reception »

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

Made possible by support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Humanities Unbounded Embedded Humanities Grant. About the BrainCultures Series: This series, programmed with the BrainCultures Lab, explores the plural lives of the brain as a socially and culturally constituted object. "Mulholland... read more about Screen/Society--"Mulholland Drive" (2001, 35mm) | David Lynch | BrainCultures Series »