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Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology Company Profile

10:06 EST 16th December 2018 | BioPortfolio

My central teaching objective is, unsurprisingly, that my students leave the course understanding the material. I have another objective in addition to this, though: to create and foster budding intellectuals. I am a follower of the philosophy that a university education should primarily nurture the mind, and only secondarily prepare one for an occupation; students should be educated, not just trained. My heuristic assumption is that each student wishes to be an academic, and accordingly I never find myself thinking, "This student only wants a good job, so I will dispense with teaching them anything but how to satisfactorily solve this or that problem." Of course, this is a "heuristic" assumption since I know full well that most students have no intention of actually becoming academics. My purpose, however, is not to create academics, but to spark untapped intellectual thoughts in the students. Consequently, whether I am teaching physics, astronomy, logic, mathematics, computer science or cognitive science, I make a point of communicating to the students the deeper aspects of the subject under study; what it all means, how it connects to other disciplines, and so on. If I were to presume that the students are not intellectually interested in the subject, and I were to sit back and wait for the occasional self-motivated intellectual student to present himself, I would be missing out on the opportunity to excite the students and cultivate their minds. People usually develop intellectual interests only by hearing about them, and who better and more appropriate to hear it from than a lecturer at university?

Location

MC 139-74 Caltech
Pasadena
California
91125
United States of America

Contact

Phone: (626) 395-2363
Fax: (626) 792-8583
Email: changizi@changizi.com


News Articles [651 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience awarded to Kenneth Miller

(Society for Neuroscience) Kenneth Miller, Ph.D., will receive the 2018 Swartz Prize in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience for his cumulative contributions to theoretical models or computation...

Sloan Kettering’s Widening Institutional Reckoning Over Ethics Crisis Snags Center’s Top Executive

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center President, Dr. Craig Thompson, announced that he will resign from the boards of Merck and Charles River Laboratories. Merck is the maker of the blockbuster cance...

Sloan Kettering VP Has To Hand Over $1.4M Windfall From Biotech Company In Center’s Effort To Contain Ethics Crisis

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has come under the microscope for potential breaches regarding financial conflicts-of-interest. On Friday, the Manhattan-based cancer center issued a memo to...

Sloan Kettering CEO leaves Merck board after scandal

The chief executive of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Craig Thompson, resigned from Merck’s board of directors, following media investigations about the center’s ties to the pharma indust...

Us vs. them: Understanding the neurobiology of stereotypes

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a review published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Science, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, and colleagues describe how non-invasive brain stimulation -- a ...

Sloan Kettering Pivots Away From Highlighting Artificial Intelligence In Fundraising Campaign Following Controversy

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has come under fire for its exclusive deal with an artificial intelligence company that board members had a financial stake in.

STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Sloan Kettering CEO resigns from Merck board; drug maker suspends U.K. trials over Brexit fears

Dr. Craig Thompson, chief executive of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, plans to resign from the boards of Merck and Charles River Laboratories.

After Crisis Over Financial Conflicts Of Interest, Sloan Kettering Researchers File Corrections With Medical Journals

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has been in the spotlight recently after the resignation of its chief medical officer of Dr. Jose Baselga for failing to disclose his financial ties to the healt...

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PubMed Articles [946 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging versus Partin tables and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering cancer center nomogram in risk stratification of patients with prostate cancer referred to external beam radiation therapy.

To evaluate the agreement between multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI), Partin tables (PT) and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center nomogram (MSKCCn) in assessing risk category in ...

Theoretical psychology at the University of Alberta as social science during the Cold War.

We examine the University of Alberta's Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Psychology (1965-1990) in the context of social science conducted during the Cold War. We begin by considering the cente...

Impact of Baseline Steroids on Efficacy of Programmed Cell Death-1 and Programmed Death-Ligand 1 Blockade in Patients With Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.

Purpose Treatment with programmed cell death-1 or programmed death ligand 1 (PD-(L)1) inhibitors is now standard therapy for patients with lung cancer. The immunosuppressive effect of corticosteroids ...

Computational models of memory consolidation and long-term synaptic plasticity during sleep.

The brain stores memories by persistently changing the connectivity between neurons. Sleep is known to be critical for these changes to endure. Research on the neurobiology of sleep and the mechanisms...

New Insights into the Cs Adsorption on Montmorillonite Clay from Cs Solid-state NMR and Density Functional Theory Calculations.

The adsorption sites of Cs on montmorillonite clays were investigated by theoretical 133Cs chemical shift calculations, 133Cs magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) spectroscopy, an...

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The Impact of Ketamine on the Reward Circuitry of Suicidal Patients

Every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide. There is a lack of effective and safe antisuicidal agents for preventing suicide attempts. This leads to the immense worldwide indiv...

Measurement of Cancer-Related Risk Perception in Smokers

The purpose of this study is to develop an accurate way of measuring people's thoughts about cancer risk. The researchers at the Queens Hospital Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Cen...

Behavioral Intervention For BMT/SCT Survivors

The purpose of this study is to understand how to help survivors of bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant (BMT/SCT) with emotional distress. BMT/SCT has become a more common type...

A Randomized Study of Sulindac in Oral Premalignant Lesions

The purpose of this study is to see if a drug called sulindac can prevent the development of changes in the mouth that are related to oral pre-cancer growths (oral epithelial dysplasia) or...

Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution Versus Standard Intraoperative Management in Patients Having Hepatic Resection and Pancreaticoduodenectomy

With a major liver or pancreas operation, there is a chance that one will require a transfusion of blood products (either red blood cells or plasma). This may be necessary during the oper...

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Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology

My central teaching objective is, unsurprisingly, that my students leave the course understanding the material. I have another objective in addition to this, though: to create and foster budding intel...

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's tradition of care began more than 100 years ago. In 1884, the cornerstone of the New York Cancer Hospital -- what was later to become Memorial Hospital for Can...

MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

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