Interested in Research Outside Your Area? Check out DUET Sept. 27

September 24, 2012

The first lecture of the Dean of Undergraduate Education Talks (DUET) is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th, 2012 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in 13-2137.  DUET is a monthly series emphasizing current research on learning, cognitive psychology, educational technology, machine learning, neuroscience, and educational assessment, among other topics.  DUET’s goal is to provide the MIT community with the latest research in education and to contribute to efforts to enhance student learning both in residence and online.  It’s an excellent opportunity to hear from research groups outside your area! Pawan Sinha (Professor of Vision and Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT) will be giving this lecture, titled “Learning to See Late in Life,” discussing ‘Project Prakash’ (Sanskrit for ‘light’), an effort to provide sight-restoring surgeries to congenitally blind children as well as the studies conducted on their subsequent progress to derive clues about brain plasticity and learning mechanisms.  photo by Ed Quinn

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