Introduction to Computational Neuroscience

Upcoming event

15 December 2017

Walter Senn | University of Bern, Switzerland

Walter Senn’s research aims at understanding how complex psychological phenomena – like perception, learning, and memory – can be generated by ensembles of neurons within the brain. His work focuses on the theoretical mechanisms that can generate learning, memory, and other phenomena by interactions within networks of neurons.
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11:30 - 12:30
Cortical microcircuits that implement error-backpropagation in the brain
12:45 - 14:15
Lagrangian mechanics describing the dynamics and learning in cortical microcircuits
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Location: FMI, Room 5.30

Organizers: Arjun Bharioke, Aleena Garner, Fiona Müllner, Benjamin Titze

In this lecture series, outstanding researchers will present central topics in computational and theoretical neuroscience. All speakers will give both a research talk and a general introduction to a computational neuroscience topic.

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Previous events 2017/2018

8 September 2017

11:30 - 12:30

12:45 - 14:45
Tatyana Sharpee | Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, San Diego, CA, USA

Part 1: Optimizing neural information capacity;
Part 2: Complex, non-linear feature selectivity and position invariance in visual cortex

Integrating computational and experimental work

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Please access the FMI at its Porte at Maulbeerstrasse 66. At the Porte, visitors should state their names and affiliations. They will check the names and ask the visitor to write their last names on a sticker and let the visitor through. Please take the elevators to the seminar room on the 5th floor. In order to avoid a last minute crunch and delays to the seminar, it is strongly advised to show up at the Porte about 10 minutes before the beginning of the seminar.