May 02, 2012

Innovation and the Role of the University

With Debasish Dutta, Ph.D. (Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College; the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering; Professor of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois; Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Engineering), and Larence Schook, Ph.D. (Vice President for Research; the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor, Department of Animal Sciences; Director of the Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois)


May 01, 2012

Sleep and Sleep Disorders

With James J. Herdegen, MD ( James J. Herdegen, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy; Medical Director, Sleep Science Center, University of Illinois)


May 01, 2012

Individual and Collective Memory Consolidation: Analogous Processes on Different Levels

Guests: Wenyi Zhang and Thomas J. Anastasio, Ph.D.

The process by which we form memories is known as consolidation: converting spare bits of information into a stable representation of events. But four University of Illinois faculty claim that this process does not only apply to individuals, but to social groups as well. This could imply the existence of collective retrograde amnesia—the loss of particular memories by an entire social group.


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