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Unformatted text preview: Frontiers of Science 2011 Darcy B. Kelley Harold Weintraub Professor Biological Sciences [email protected] Frontiers of Science 2011 – lecture 1 Frontiers: what and why The neuroscience of language • Sound and sight • Representation and coding • How nerve cells work • Bats to neuroscience • Assumptions, hallucinations Organiza t on W eekly seminar W eekly lecture C ourseworks: h T ps://courseworks.columbia.edu/ “¡ extbook ” : separa ¢ Courseworks si ¢ W hen, where, seminar leader, assignments, grades, review M ondays at 11, TC Audi £ rium, slides, podcasts I ndividual seminars; common exams, grading by seminar Mid ¢ rm: Friday, October 28, 2:30-4:00 pm Final: Sunday, December 18, 2:00-5:00 pm W eekly prepara t on: Readings Assignments ¡ erm paper; science ar t cle of your choice Field ¤ ip; AMNH ? What am I doing in Brain and language Chemistry Introductory biology Mol/cell neurobiology Devel/systems neurobiology Brain and language l Breaking the Pyramid z l Brain and language z Frontiers Darcy Kelley Virginia Cornish Emlyn Hughes Paul Olsen ScienDfc Habits oF Mind BOE TIME signal strength GRAPHS PROXY SkepDcism Hypothesis Statistics Ba CORRELATION AND CAUSATION barng ave¡age = hits/at bats Macula: lutein, xeaxanthin I¡is: eumelanin NY Times July 16, 2011 Since a lack of pigment is what leaves the macula mo¡e suscepdble to gla¡e, Teig sai¢, inc¡easing the pigment woul¢ inc¡ease a pe¡son’s ability to tole¡ate sunlight. An¢ ¡esea¡ch has shown that nut¡ients known as ca¡otenoi¢s, o‘en foun¢ in ¢a¡k, leafy vegetables like kale o¡ spinach, a¡e loa¢e¢ with melanin, which is the pigment foun¢ in the eye. Egg yolk an¢ maize (co¡n) containe¢ the highest mole pe¡centage (% of total) of lutein an¢ zeaxanthin (mo¡e than 85% of the total ca¡otenoi¢s). Hypothesis Statistics Ba CORRELATION AND CAUSATION barng ave¡age = hits/at bats Macula: lutein, xeaxanthin I¡is: eumelanin NY Times July 16, 2011 Since a lack of pigment is what leaves the macula mo¡e suscepdble to gla¡e, Teig sai¢, inc¡easing the pigment woul¢ inc¡ease a pe¡son’s ability to tole¡ate sunlight. An¢ ¡esea¡ch has shown that nut¡ients known as ca¡otenoi¢s, o‘en foun¢ in ¢a¡k, leafy vegetables like kale o¡ spinach, a¡e loa¢e¢ with melanin, which is the pigment foun¢ in the eye....
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