Introduction to Computational Neuroscience

Upcoming event

7 May 2018

Alexandre Pouget | University of Geneva, Switzerland

Alexandre Pouget's research focuses on understanding how the brain uses probabilistic inference for decision making, especially in the presence of uncertainty. By studying the neural encoding of probabilistic measures and information quantities, his work provides a theoretical framework for how the brain can acquire knowledge. He applies this probabilistic framework to a variety of cognitive processes, like sensory processing, perception and causal reasoning.
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11:30 - 12:30
Learning, uncertainty and confidence
12:45 - 14:15
Bayesian approach to neural computation
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Location: FMI, Room 5.30

Organizers: Arjun Bharioke, Aleena Garner, Fiona Muellner, 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

18 April 2018

18:00 - 20:00
Gilles Laurent | Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany

Computational Analyses of the Cuttlefish Camouflage Circuitry?

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8 March 2018

11:30 - 12:30

13:00 - 14:30
Kevan Martin | Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH/ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The Cortical Daisy

What's exciting about inhibition?

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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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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.