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CAII Fall Seminar Series: "Evolution of Memory: From Basic Foraging Decisions to Cognitive Map Construction" by Ekaterina Gribkova

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Nov 15, 2021   11:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Speaker
Ekaterina Gribkova, Coordinated Science Laboratory
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Originating Calendar
Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Dr. Ekaterina Gribkova, Postdoctoral Research Associate affiliated with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a presentation during the CAII Seminar Series on Monday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. The talk is titled “Evolution of Memory: From Basic Foraging Decisions to Cognitive Map Construction." 

View Seminar here: https://go.ncsa.illinois.edu/2021CAIIFallSeminarSeries 

Abstract: Cognitive mapping allows us to build internal representations of the world, and is critical to episodic memory and visualization. I explore the potential evolutionary origins of cognitive mapping, to show how the circuitry for basic foraging decision can be straightforwardly expanded for affective valuation and cognitive map construction in the foraging simulation, ASIMOV.

Speaker Bio: 

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate affiliated with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and Neuroscience Program at UIUC. I work with Prof. Rhanor Gillette, primarily focusing on computational neuroscience, and neuro-behavioral studies using marine invertebrates. I received my Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and my B.S. in Mathematics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, both at UIUC.

All presentations will be recorded and will available on the CAII website shortly after the presentation. 

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