Gerd Gigerenzer SAGE Center lectures available online

The following lectures by SAGE Center Distinguished Fellow Gerd Gigerenzer are available online:

Homo Heuristicus: Rationality for Mortals

Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Health Care

Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

SAGE Distinguished Fellow Svante Pääbo featured in New York Times

Dr. Svante Pääbo, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and February 2014 SAGE Center Distinguished Fellow, was featured in the New York Times article "Toe Fossil Provides Complete Neanderthal Genome" on December 19, 2013.

2016 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience--Now Accepting Applications

The 2016 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara from June 20 through July 1.

The Institute is open to currently enrolled graduate and professional students, postdoctoral scientists, medical residents, or the equivalent. Applications will also be accepted from faculty members and research scientists whose primary area of expertise may be broadened by the topics of the Summer Institute. Applications from members of underrepresented groups and those with disabilities are encouraged. Applications are open both to U.S. citizens and to foreign and non-U.S. citizens.

This year’s topics are: Brain Circuits in Behavior and Cognition (Course Directors – Robert Knight and Josef Parvizi), and The Stressed Brain (Course Directors – Barry Giesbrecht and Maarten De Vos).

See to apply, and for additional information.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm PST (UTC-8).

Letters of recommendation (ONLY) for completed applications will be accepted until February 15, 2016.


Now Accepting Applications for Junior Research Fellowships Post-Doctoral Program

The SAGE Center is now accepting applications for the Junior Research Fellowships Post-Doctoral Program. For primary consideration, apply by March 1, 2013, although we will accept applications until the positions are filled.

MIT Inventor and Composer Tod Machover, SAGE Center Distinguished Fellow

Tod Machover, Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab, was the Sage Center Distinguished Fellow for December 2011 and January 2012.

Machover is Director of the Media Lab's Hyperinstruments and Opera of the Future Groups and was dubbed “America’s most wired composer” by the Los Angeles Times.

Professor Machover delivered four lectures on the following topics: Hyperinstruments; personal composition and Hyperscore; music, mind and health; and opera for robots and people. His lecture on music, mind and health was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

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