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Notes by user John Krakauer (Johns Hopkins Univ./SFI) for Cognitive Regime Shift II - When/why/how the Brain Breaks

Post-meeting Reflection

1+ paragraphs on any combination of the following:

  • Presentation highlights
  • Open questions that came up
  • How your perspective changed
  • Impact on your own work
  • e.g. the discussion on [A] that we are having reminds me of [B] conference/[C] initiative/[D] funding call-for-proposal/[E] research group

Very much enjoyed the talks that were more theoretical/philosophical - David Krakauer, Nihat Ay, Niko Kriegeskorte, Artemy Kolchisnky.

Awareness that had a vaguer notion of brain breakage and failure than I previously realized. That embodiment perspective at odds with DNN. We Still have not reconciled networks, dynamical system and representational views. Distributed cognition a but empty.

I think there need to be more meeting like this - very useful for neuroscientists.

Impact on my own work likely through new collaborations.

Reference material notes

Some examples:

  • Here is [A] database on [B] that I pull data from to do [C] analysis that might be of interest to this group (insert link).
  • Here is a free tool for calculating [ABC] (insert link)
  • This painting/sculpture/forms of artwork is emblematic to our discussion on [X]!
  • Schwartz et al. 2017 offers a review on [ABC] migration as relate to climatic factors (add the reference as well).

Both Newport et al. 2017 and Makin et al. question the idea of pluripotent cortical plasticity early or late in life, i.e, they throw doubt on the idea that areas can take on qualitatively new functions after injury.

Reference Materials

Title Author name Source name Year Citation count From Scopus. Refreshed every 5 days. Page views Related file
Reorganization in Adult Primate Sensorimotor Cortex: Does It Really Happen? Tamar R. Makin, Jorn Diedrichsen, John W. Krakauer Cognitive Neuroscience 0 0 Download (Encrypted)
Revisiting Lenneberg’s Hypotheses About Early Developmental Plasticity: Language Organization After Left-Hemisphere Perinatal Stroke Elissa L. Newport, Barbara Landau, Anna Seydell-Greenwald, Peter E. Turkeltaub, Catherine E. Chambers, Alexander W. Dromerick, Jessica Carpenter, Madison M. Berl, William D. Gaillard Biolinguistics (Nicos) 2017 0 3 Download (Encrypted)