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Insight: Artificial Brain / Promising Drug Study / "The Real Ambassadors" / Sound Advice: Jazz


 
 
Artificial Brain If we don't really know how the brain works, how can we attempt to build one? And what would be its practical, industrial use? Today on Insight, Sacramento State Professor Scott Gordon talks about research being done on neural networks. He's presenting a STEM Lecture Series talk on the topic at 6 p.m. today.
"Neural Networks: The Quest for an Artificial Brain" takes place in the University Union Redwood Room at Sacramento State.
 
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Promising Drug Study Researchers from the UC Davis Mind Institute and Rush University Medical Center have just concluded a study on an investigational compound that might help people on the autism spectrum. The finding is a result of a clinical trial in adult and pediatric subjects with Fragile X syndrome. The compound appears to be effective for addressing the social withdrawal and challenging behaviors characteristics of the condition. Today on Insight, Dr. Randi Hagerman tells us about the study and what it means for people with the condition.
 
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"The Real Ambassadors" The performance of the 1962  jazz musical "The Real Ambassadors" - co-written by Dave and Iola Brubeck - pointed out the absurdity of black jazz musicians representing a segregated America.  Unfortunately, nobody recorded the live show at the Monterey Jazz Festival 50 years ago.  Now, under the direction of University of the Pacific Music Professor Keith Hatscheck, students of history will be attending this year's Monterey Jazz Festival to find people who were present in 1962 and can use their recollection of the event to help UOP's Brubeck Institute recreate the performance. There will also be a panel discussion and an exhibit celebrating "The Real Ambassadors" this weekend at Monterey Jazz Festival.
 
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Sound Advice: Jazz Morning Edition host and former Capital Public Radio Jazz announcer Steve Milne has temporarily taken the reigns of Saturday's Acid Jazz as the show's regular host, Gary Vercelli, tours the Italian countryside.  Steve joins us for Sound Advice with some of the tracks he's been playing in Gary's absence, including a newly released live recording of Nina Simone.

Sound Advice: Acid Jazz Song List Sept. 20th, 2012
1. "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter," Nina Simone
2. "You Can't Hide Love," Eddy Meets Yannah
3. "Moody Maria," Nova Fonteira
4. "What's Going On," Donny Hathaway  
5. "The Creator has a Master Plan," Louis Armstrong & Leon Thomas
6. "Groovin' For Mr. G.," Richard Groove Holmes
 
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
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