Introduction to Computational Neuroscience

Upcoming event

8 March 2018

Kevan Martin | Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH/ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Kevan Martin is professor and co-director at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, a joint institute of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. His passion is to understand how the structure of neocortex enables the broad range of functional complexity in perception, cognition, and action. An overarching framework for his research is the hypothesis that neocortex has a uniform structure. Together with Rodney Douglas, he proposed a ‘canonical’ cortical circuit, based on his experimental and theoretical investigations of the cat and monkey visual systems. Apart from exploring brains, he enjoys exploring the sky as a member of 4-Brain, a formation skydiving team.
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11:30 - 12:30
The Cortical Daisy
12:45 - 14:15
What’s exciting about inhibition?
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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

15 December 2017

11:30 - 12:30

12:45 - 14:15
Walter Senn | University of Bern, Switzerland

Cortical microcircuits that implement error-backpropagation in the brain

Lagrangian mechanics describing the dynamics and learning in cortical microcircuits

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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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