Insight: Artificial Brain / Promising Drug Study / "The Real Ambassadors" / Sound Advice: Jazz
Research into neural networks and why scientist are trying to model the brain. Clinical study on fragile x syndrome patients shows promise for people with autism spectrum disorder. History students find stories at Monterey Jazz Fest. New jazz music.
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.
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.
"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.
Sound Advice: JazzMorning 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.