Tuesday 06th of February 2018
Leenoy Mesulam, Princeton University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The 1000+ neurons challenge: emergent simplicity in (very) large populations
Wednesday 31st of January 2018
Joe Makin, UCSF
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Sensory Integration, Density Estimation, and Information Retention
Wednesday 24th of January 2018
Miguel Lázaro-Gredilla, Vicarious, Inc.
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Towards artificial general intelligence: Brain-inspired CAPTCHA breaking and Atari playing (video)
Tuesday 19th of December 2017
Shaowei Lin, Singapore University of Technology and Design
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Biologically plausible deep learning for recurrent spiking neural networks.
Wednesday 13th of December 2017
Zhaoping Li, University College London
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Looking and seeing in the primary visual cortex (video)
Wednesday 29th of November 2017
Joel Kaardal, Salk Institute
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Decoding the computations of high-level auditory neurons (video)
Thursday 16th of November 2017
Jeff Hawkins, Numenta
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Have We Missed Most of What the Neocortex Does?
Allocentric Location as the Basis of Perception (video)
Wednesday 08th of November 2017
John Harte, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Maximum Entropy and the Inference of Patterns in Nature (video)
Wednesday 25th of October 2017
Caleb Kalmere, Rice University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Unsupervised Inference of the Hippocampal Population Code from Offline Activity (video)
Wednesday 11th of October 2017
Deepak Pathak, UC Berkeley/BAIR
560 Evans, 12:30pm

Curiosity-driven Exploration by Self-supervised Prediction (video)
Wednesday 20th of September 2017
Carl Pabo, Better World Institute for Thought & Policy
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Human Thought and the Human Future
Wednesday 06th of September 2017
Gerald Friedland, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

A Capacity Scaling Law for Artificial Neural Networks (video)
Wednesday 16th of August 2017
Joshua Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Discovering Relationships and their Structures Across Disparate Data Modalities (video)
Tuesday 15th of August 2017
Ken Miller and Brent Doiron, Columbia University and University of Pittsburgh
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The Stabilized Supralinear Network, or, The Importance of Being Loosely Balanced (Miller) /
Spatiotemporal profiles of spiking variability in recurrent networks (Doiron) (video)
Tuesday 18th of July 2017
Jordi Puigbò, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona - Spain)
560 Evans, 12:30pm

State Dependent Modulation of Perception Based on a Computational Model of Conditioning (video)
Monday 10th of July 2017
David Field, Cornell University
1011 Evans, 06:00pm

Selectivity, hyper-selectivity and gain control: A comparison of non-linear models in the early visual system (video)
Wednesday 21st of June 2017
Jasmine Collins, Google
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Capacity and Trainability in Recurrent Neural Networks (video)
Monday 19th of June 2017
Naftali Tishby, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
560 Evans, 12:00pm

A Deeper Understating of Deep Learning - Why Deep Neural Networks work so well?
Wednesday 14th of June 2017
Upamanyu Madhow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB
560 EVans, 12:00pm

Computational experiments with two neuro-inspired abstractions: Hebbian learning and spike timing information
Friday 09th of June 2017
Pentti Kanerva, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
560 Evans, 11:00am

The Brain's Circuits Suggest Computing with High-Dimensional Vectors (video)
Wednesday 07th of June 2017
Saurabh Gupta, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Cognitive Mapping and Planning for Visual Navigation (video)
Friday 02nd of June 2017
Alex Terekhov, Paris Descartes University ERC FEEL
560 Evans, 11:00am

Signs of space (video)
Tuesday 30th of May 2017
Heiko Schütt, University of Tübingen
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Likelihood Based Evaluation for Scanpath Models in Scene Viewing
Wednesday 24th of May 2017
Pierre Sermanet, Google Brain
560 Evans ** NOTE TIME CHANGE ***, 01:00pm

Time-Contrastive Networks: Self-Supervised Learning from Multi-View Observation (video)
Wednesday 12th of April 2017
Aapo Hyvarinen, Gatsby Institute, University College London
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Nonlinear ICA using temporal structure: a principled framework for unsupervised deep learning
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017
Michael Frank, Magicore Systems
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The Future of the Multi-core Platform Task-Superscalar Extensions to Von-Neumann Architecture and Optimization for Neural Networks (video)
Friday 10th of March 2017
Chris Hillar, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
560 Evans, 11:00am

Elements of Theoretical Neural Science (video)
Thursday 02nd of March 2017
Jozsef Fiser, Dept. of Cognitive Science, Central European University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Learning-based and behavioural evidence for probabilistic perception in the cortex (video)
Wednesday 01st of March 2017
Sahar Akram, Starkey Hearing Research Center
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Real-Time and Adaptive Auditory Neural Processing (video)
Monday 13th of February 2017
Amir Khosrowshahi, Intel Corporation
489 Minor Hall, 12:00pm

Building a platform for machine intelligence (video)
Thursday 09th of February 2017
Christoph von der Malsburg, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and Platonite AG
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The Neural Code Issue (video)
Wednesday 08th of February 2017
Gautam Agarwal, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Portugal
560 Evans, 12:00pm

A planning game reveals distributed patterning in player behavior (video)
Monday 06th of February 2017
Felix Wichmann, University of Tübingen
560 Evans, 04:00pm

Computational models of vision: From early vision to deep convolutional neural networks (video)
Wednesday 30th of November 2016
Marcus Rohrbach, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Intelligent systems which can communicate about what they see (video)
Wednesday 16th of November 2016
Sebastian Musslick, Princeton Neuroscience Institute (Princeton University)
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Parallel Processing Capability Versus Efficiency of Representation in Neural Network Architectures
Wednesday 09th of November 2016
Pulkit Agrawal, EECS, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Learning to Forecast and Control from Pixels (video)
Wednesday 26th of October 2016
Eric Jonas, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor? (video)
Tuesday 25th of October 2016
Douglas L. Jones, ECE Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
560 Evans - ** note time **, 02:00pm

Optimal energy-efficient coding in sensory neurons (video)
Wednesday 12th of October 2016
Paul Rhodes, Specific Technologies
560 Evans, 04:00pm

A novel and important problem in spatiotemporal pattern classification
Tuesday 27th of September 2016
Yoshua Bengio, University of Montreal
560 Evans - note time, 11:00am

Towards bridging the gap between deep learning and biology (video)
Thursday 08th of September 2016
Barbara Finlay, Cornell University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Evolving the visual brain: computational rules suggested by brain scaling and niche adaptations. (video)
Wednesday 07th of September 2016
Dan Stowell, Queen Mary, University of London
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Inference using the timing of vocal sequences in songbirds (video)
Monday 27th of June 2016
Taco Cohen, University of Amsterdam
560 Evans, 04:00pm

Group Equivariant Convolutional Networks (video)
Wednesday 15th of June 2016
James Blackmon, San Francisco State University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Independently Conscious Brain Regions (video)
Wednesday 08th of June 2016
Kris Bouchard, LBNL
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The Union of Intersections (UoI) Method for Interpretable Data Driven Discovery and Prediction
Wednesday 18th of May 2016
Melanie Mitchell, Portland State University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Using Analogy to Recognize Visual Situations (video)
Wednesday 04th of May 2016
Zhengya Zhang, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Sparse Coding ASIC Chips for Feature Extraction and Classification
Monday 11th of April 2016
Hao Su, Geometric Computing Lab and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Stanford University
560 Evans, 02:00pm

Joint Understanding of 2D Images and 3D Shapes
Wednesday 23rd of March 2016
Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Neuromorphic Chips: Combining Analog Computation with Digital Communication (video)
Tuesday 01st of March 2016
Leon Gatys, University of Tubingen
560 Evans, 12:00pm

From Texture Synthesis to Neural Art (video)
Wednesday 24th of February 2016
Miguel Carreira-Perpiñán, UC Merced
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Optimisation of spectral and nonlinear embeddings (video)
Friday 19th of February 2016
Johannes Ballé, Eero Simoncelli’s lab at NYU
560 Evans, 11:00am

Density Modeling of Images using a Generalized Divisive Normalization Transformation (video)
Wednesday 17th of February 2016
Andrew Saxe, Harvard University
560 Evans - ** note different time ***, 02:00pm

Hallmarks of Deep Learning in the Brain (video)
Wednesday 03rd of February 2016
Ping-Chen Huang, EECS, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Bio-Inspired Artificial Olfactory System (video)
Wednesday 16th of December 2015
Mike Landy, NYU
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The Hebbian normalization model of cortical adaptation (video)
Monday 14th of December 2015
William Softky & Criscillia Benford, independent consultant (William Softky) and Stanford (Criscillia Benford).
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Screen Addiction as Runaway De-calibration (video)
Wednesday 02nd of December 2015
Steven Brumby, Decartes Labs
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Seeing the Earth in the Cloud (video)
Wednesday 18th of November 2015
Hillel Adesnik, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Unexpected roles for inhibitory circuits in the neocortex (video)
Tuesday 17th of November 2015
Manuel Lopes, INRIA, Bordeaux
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Exploration Biases for Task Learning In Machines and Animals (video)
Friday 13th of November 2015
David Zipser, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 11:00am

Astrocytes (video)
Wednesday 04th of November 2015
Chelsea Finn and Sergey Levine, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 01:00pm

Robotic Visuomotor Learning (video)
Friday 30th of October 2015
Garret Kenyon, Los Alamos National Laboratory
560 Evans, 11:00am

A Deconvolutional Competitive Algorithm (DCA) (video)
Wednesday 14th of October 2015
Laurent Dinh, University of Montreal
560 Evans, 12:30pm

NICE: Nonlinear Independent Components Estimation (video)
Tuesday 08th of September 2015
Jennifer Hasler, Georgia Institute of Technology
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Building a Large-Scale Neuromorphic Hardware Systems Roadmap (video)
Wednesday 02nd of September 2015
Jeremy Maitin-Shepard, Computer Science, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Combinatorial Energy Learning for Image Segmentation (video)
Wednesday 19th of August 2015
Wujie Zhang, Columbia University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Coupling between one-dimensional networks reconciles conflicting dynamics in LIP and reveals its recurrent circuitry
Wednesday 29th of July 2015
Gonzalo Otazu, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The Role of Cortical Feedback in Olfactory Processing (video)
Thursday 23rd of July 2015
Xuexin Wei, University of Pennsylvania
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Efficient computation in the brain -- two case studies (video)
Wednesday 22nd of July 2015
Lav Varshney, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Noise-enhanced associative memory, creativity, and other problems in faulty information processing (video)
Tuesday 21st of July 2015
Felix Effenberger, Max Planck Institute
560 Evans, 02:00pm

Discovery of salient low-dimensional dynamical structure in neuronal population activity using Hopfield networks (video)
Wednesday 01st of July 2015
Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 01:00pm

10th Anniverary Symposium
Wednesday 24th of June 2015
Kendrick Kay, Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Using functional neuroimaging to reveal the computations performed by the human visual system
Tuesday 02nd of June 2015
David Arathorn, GIC, Bozeman, MT
560 Evans, 04:00pm

Map-seeking circuits and their application to vision and other inverse problems
Friday 29th of May 2015
Jason Yosinski, Cornell University
560 Evans, 11:00am

Training and Understanding Deep Neural Networks for Robotics, Design, and Perception (video)
Friday 22nd of May 2015
Dan Butts, University of Maryland
560 Evans, 11:00am

Accounting for variability in the awake visual cortex (video)
Wednesday 13th of May 2015
Harri Valpola, ZenRobotics Ltd.
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Combining supervised and unsupervised learning (video)
Thursday 07th of May 2015
Santani Teng, MIT
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The neural dynamics of Braille letter perception (video)
Thursday 23rd of April 2015
Alice Parker, USC
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The BioRC Biomimetic Real-Time Cortex: Focus on Nonlinear Dendritic Computations (video)
Wednesday 15th of April 2015
Zahra M. Aghajan, UCLA
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Hippocampal Activity in Real and Virtual Environments
Wednesday 08th of April 2015
Vivienne Ming, Socos, Inc.
560 Evans, 06:00pm

From cognitive modeling to labor markets: estimating the economic cost of unrealized human potential (video)
Wednesday 01st of April 2015
Saeed Saremi, Salk Institute
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Correlated percolation, fractal dimensions, and scale-invariant distribution of clusters in natural images (video)
Wednesday 11th of March 2015
Jozsef Fiser, Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Sampling: a probabilistic approach to cortical computation, learning, and development (video)
Wednesday 04th of March 2015
Bill Sprague, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

V1 disparity tuning and the statistics of disparity in natural viewing (video)
Tuesday 03rd of March 2015
James Cooke, Auditory Neuroscience Group, Oxford University
560 Evans, 04:00pm

Neural Circuitry Underlying Contrast Gain Control in Primary Auditory Cortex (video)
Tuesday 03rd of March 2015
Andreas Herz, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Neural representations of physical space: the benefits of phase precession and multi-scale codes (video)
Wednesday 25th of February 2015
Steve Chase, Carnegie Mellon University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Internal model mismatch is responsible for the majority of errors in neuroprosthetic control (video)
Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Mark Lescroart, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Boundary contours and 3D surfaces: intermediate representations of objects and scenes (video)
Monday 09th of February 2015
Andrew Oxenham, University of Minnesota
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 04:00pm

Pitch perception: All in the timing? (video)
Wednesday 28th of January 2015
Rich Ivry, Dept. of Psychology, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Embodied Decision Making: System interactions in sensorimotor adaptation and reinforcement learning (video)
Monday 26th of January 2015
Abraham Peled, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Clinical Brain Profiling: A Neuro-Computational Psychiatry (video)
Wednesday 21st of January 2015
Adrienne Fairhall, University of Washington
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Learning and variability in birdsong (video)
Wednesday 14th of January 2015
Kevin O'Regan, CNRS - Université Paris Descartes
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Using sensorimotor dependencies to understand the nature of perceptual experience and the notion of “body” (video)
Tuesday 09th of December 2014
Dirk DeRidder, Dundedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The Bayesian brain, phantom percepts and brain implants (video)
Tuesday 02nd of December 2014
Christof Koch, Allen Brain Institute
125 LKS, 04:00pm

Consciousness (video)
Friday 21st of November 2014
Dan Ciresan, IDSIA
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Deep Neural Networks for Visual Pattern Recognition
Thursday 20th of November 2014
Haruo Hosoya, ATR International / JST Presto Program
560 Evans, 12:00pm

A hierarchical statistical model of natural images explains tuning properties in V2
Wednesday 12th of November 2014
Alex Huth, Gallant lab, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Mapping semantic representation in the brain using natural language (video)
Wednesday 15th of October 2014
Tamara Broderick, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Feature allocations, probability functions, and paintboxes (video)
Wednesday 08th of October 2014
Siyu Zhang, HWNI, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Long-range and local circuits for top-down modulation of visual cortical processing (video)
Tuesday 30th of September 2014
Alejandro Bujan, Bernstein Center, University of Freiburg
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Propagation and variability of evoked responses: the role of correlated inputs and oscillations. (video)
Wednesday 24th of September 2014
Alyosha Efros, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Her Majesty the Data (video)
Friday 19th of September 2014
Joint Redwood/ICBS seminar - Gary Marcus, New York University
5101 Tolman, 11:00am

Computational diversity and the mesoscale organization of the neocortex (video)
Friday 19th of September 2014
Anna Levina, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
560 Evans, 09:30am

Self-organized criticality, criticality without self-organization and self-organization without criticality (video)
Tuesday 02nd of September 2014
Oriol Vinyals, Google
560 Evans, 11:00am

Machine Translation with Long-Short Term Memory Models
Friday 15th of August 2014
Jürgen Schmidhuber, IDSIA, Switzerland
560 Evans, 03:00pm

Formal Theory of Fun and Creativity and Intrinsic Motivation (video)
Monday 11th of August 2014
Christoph Zetzsche, Universität Bremen
560 Evans - ** note different time **, 02:00pm

Nonlinear Neural Selectivity and the Statistics of Natural Scenes
Wednesday 06th of August 2014
Georg Martius, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Information driven self-organization of robotic behavior (video)
Wednesday 23rd of July 2014
Gautam Agarwal, Redwood Center/UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Unsolved Mysteries of Hippocampal Dynamics (video)
Wednesday 02nd of July 2014
Kelly Clancy, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Volitional control of neural assemblies in L2/3 of motor and somotosensory cortices (video)
Wednesday 25th of June 2014
Peter Loxley, UNM, Los Alamos Campus; and Center for Nonlinear Studies, LANL
560 Evans, 12:00pm

The two-dimensional Gabor function adapted to natural image statistics: An analytical model of simple-cell responses in the early visual system (video)
Wednesday 11th of June 2014
Stuart Hammeroff, University of Arizona, Tucson
560 Evans, 12:00pm

'Tuning the brain’ – Treating mental states through microtubule vibrations (video)
Wednesday 07th of May 2014
CANCELLED, TO BE RESCHEDULED - Alyson Fletcher, UC Santa Cruz
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Scalable Identification for Structured Nonlinear Neural Systems
Wednesday 30th of April 2014
Masataka Watanabe, University of Tokyo
Evans Room 560, 12:00pm

Turing Test for Machine Consciousness and the Chaotic Spatiotemporal Fluctuation Hypothesis (video)
Tuesday 29th of April 2014
Guisseppe Vitiello, University of Salerno
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Brain is a dissipative system. Is dissipation in conflict with the observed high effectiveness and reliability of brain functioning? The power law and coherence role in perception (video)
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014
Jochen Braun, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Dynamics of visual perception and collective neural activity (video)
Wednesday 16th of April 2014
David Pfau, Columbia University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Learning Structure in Time Series for Neuroscience and Beyond (video)
Wednesday 26th of March 2014
Robert G. Smith, University of Pennsylvania
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Role of Dendritic Computation in the Direction-Selective Circuit of Retina (video)
Friday 21st of March 2014
Richard Axel, Columbia University
Stanley 105, 12:30pm

Order from Disorder: Representations of Olfactory Information in the Cortex (video)
Wednesday 19th of March 2014
Dean Buonomano, UCLA
560 Evans, 12:00pm

State-dependent Networks: Timing and Computations Based on Neural Dynamics and Short-term Plasticity (video)
Friday 14th of March 2014
Tom Mitchell, Computer Science Dept., Carnegie Mellon University
5101 Tolman Hall, 11:00am

Neural Representations of Language Meaning (video)
Wednesday 12th of March 2014
Carlos Portera-Cailliau, UCLA
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Circuit defects in the neocortex of Fmr1 knockout mice (video)
Thursday 06th of March 2014
Felix Effenberger, Max Planck Institut for Mathematics in the Sciences
Evans Room 560, 03:30pm

Self-organization in balanced state networks by STDP and homeostatic plasticity (video)
Tuesday 25th of February 2014
Alexander Terekhov, Laboratory of Psychology of Perception, Paris Descartes University (Paris 5).
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Constructing space: how a naive agent can learn spatial relationships by observing sensorimotor contingencies (video)
Wednesday 12th of February 2014
Ilya Sutskever, Google
560 Evans (will start at 12:00 sharp), 12:00pm

Continuous vector representations for machine translation (video)
Wednesday 29th of January 2014
David Klein, Audience, Inc.
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Current technological applications in sensory learning (video)
Wednesday 22nd of January 2014
Thomas Martinetz, University of Luebeck
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Orthogonal Sparse Coding and Sensing (video)
Wednesday 11th of December 2013
Kai Siedenburg & Stephen McAdams, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Evans Room 560, 12:00pm

Characterizing Short-Term Memory for Musical Timbre (video)
Wednesday 04th of December 2013
Zhenwen Dai, FIAS, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
Evans Room 560, 12:00pm

What Are the Invariant Occlusive Components of Image Patches? A Probabilistic Generative Approach (video)
Thursday 14th of November 2013
Geoffrey Goodhill, Queensland Brain Institute and School of Mathematics and Physics The University of Queensland Australia
560 Evans, 12:30pm

Computational principles of neural wiring development
Wednesday 06th of November 2013
Garrett Kenyon, Los Alamos National Laboratory
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Using Locally Competitive Algorithms to Model Top-Down and Lateral Interactions (video)
Thursday 31st of October 2013
Oriol Vinyals, Computer Science, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Beyond Deep Learning: Scalable Methods and Models for Learning (video)
Wednesday 30th of October 2013
Ilya Nemenman, Departments of Physics and Biology, Emory University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Large N in neural data -- expecting the unexpected (video)
Tuesday 29th of October 2013
Mitya Chklovskii, Janelia Farm, HHMI
560 Evans, 04:00pm

Understanding the building blocks of neural computation: Insights from connectomics and theory (video)
Wednesday 09th of October 2013
Ekaterina Brocke, KTH University, Stockholm, Sweden
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Multiscale modeling in neuroscience: first steps towards multiscale co-simulation tool development (video)
Wednesday 03rd of July 2013
Mikael Lundqvist, Department of Computational Biology Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Investigating the functional role of nested oscillations in a
biophysically-detailed spiking attractor network
Friday 14th of June 2013
Ross Gayler, PhD in psychology from University of Queensland
Evans Room 560, 11:00am

VSA: Vector Symbolic Architectures for Cognitive Computing in Neural Networks (video)
Wednesday 22nd of May 2013
Bijan Pesaran, Center for Neural Science, NYU
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Transforming sensory inputs into motor acts: Insights from looking, reaching and speaking (video)
Wednesday 15th of May 2013
Byron Yu, Carnegie Mellon University
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Joint Redwood/CNEP seminar: Internal model estimation for closed-loop brain-computer interfaces (video)
Friday 03rd of May 2013
Harel Shouval, UT Houston
Evans Room 560, 11:00am

What does Weber's law tell us about Neural Tuning Curves? (video)
Friday 19th of April 2013
Tom Dean, Google
LSA 101, 12:30pm

Scalable Neuroscience and the Brain Activity Mapping Project (video)
Wednesday 17th of April 2013
Wiktor MÅ‚ynarski, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Statistical Models of Binaural Sounds (video)
Tuesday 09th of April 2013
Mounya Elhilali, Johns Hopkins
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Attention at the cocktail party: Neural bases and computational strategies for auditory scene analysis (video)
Wednesday 27th of March 2013
Dale Purves, Duke University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

How Visual Evolution Determines What We See (video)
Wednesday 20th of February 2013
Dolores Bozovic, UCLA
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Bifurcations and phase-locking dynamics in the auditory system (video)
Thursday 07th of February 2013
Valero Laparra, University of Valencia
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Empirical statistical analysis of phases in Gabor filtered natural images (video)
Wednesday 30th of January 2013
Jenny Read, Newcastle University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Relating neurons to perception in stereo vision (video)
Tuesday 29th of January 2013
Goren Gordon, Weizman Institute
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Hierarchical Curiosity Loops – Model, Behavior and Robotics (video)
Monday 28th of January 2013
Eugene Izhikevich, Brain Corporation
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Wednesday 23rd of January 2013
Carlos Brody, Princeton University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Neural substrates of decision-making in the rat (video)
Monday 14th of January 2013
Dibyendu Mandal, Physics Dept., University of Maryland (Jarzynski group)
560 Evans, 01:00pm

An exactly solvable model of Maxwell’s demon (video)
Monday 07th of January 2013
Stuart Hammeroff, University of Arizona
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Quantum cognition and brain microtubules (video)
Friday 14th of December 2012
Ali Eslami, Univ of Edinburgh
Evans Room 560, 03:00pm

Probabilistic models of object shapes (video)
Wednesday 12th of December 2012
Ian Goodfellow, University of Montreal
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Joint Training Deep Boltzmann Machines for Classification (video)
Monday 10th of December 2012
Marius Pachitariu, Gatsby Institute, University College London
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Learning visual motion in recurrent neural networks (video)
Friday 30th of November 2012
Yan Karklin, Center for Neural Science, NYU
560 Evans, 11:00am

Efficient coding of images and sounds: Hierarchical processing and
biological constraints (video)
Monday 19th of November 2012
Bin Yu, Dept. of Statistics and EECS, UC Berkeley
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Representation of Natural Images in V4
Wednesday 07th of November 2012
Tom Griffiths, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Identifying human inductive biases (video)
Wednesday 31st of October 2012
Jonathan Landy, UC Santa Barbara
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Mean-field replica theory: review of basics and a new approach (video)
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012
Jaimie Sleigh, University of Auckland
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Is General Anesthesia a failure of cortical information integration? (video)
Friday 19th of October 2012
Gert Van Dijck, University of Cambridge
Evans 560, 11:00am

A solution to identifying neurones using extracellular activity in awake animals: a probabilistic machine-learning approach
Monday 08th of October 2012
Sophie Deneve, Laboratoire de Neurosciences cognitives, ENS-INSERM
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Balanced spiking networks can implement dynamical systems with predictive coding (video)
Wednesday 26th of September 2012
Jason Yeatman, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
Evans 560, 12:00pm

The Development of White Matter and Reading Skills (video)
Monday 30th of July 2012
Lucas Theis, Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Tübingen
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Hierarchical models of natural images (video)
Wednesday 27th of June 2012
Jerome Feldman, ICSI/Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Evans 560, 12:00pm

The Neural Binding Problem(s) (video)
Thursday 07th of June 2012
Mitya Chklovskii, HHMI, Janelia Farm
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Understanding neural coding (video)
Wednesday 23rd of May 2012
Logan Grosenick, Stanford University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Acquisition, creation, & analysis of 4D light fields with applications to calcium imaging & optogenetics
Wednesday 18th of April 2012
Kristofer Bouchard, UCSF
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Cortical Foundations of Human Speech Production
Wednesday 14th of March 2012
David Sussillo & Valerio Mante, Stanford University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Integration and gating of sensory information is achieved by a single cortical circuit with orthogonal mixed representations (video)
Thursday 08th of March 2012
Ivan Schwab, UC Davis
Redwood Center, 560 Evans, 12:00pm

Evolution's Witness: How Eyes Evolved
Wednesday 07th of March 2012
David Sivak, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Measuring free energy and finding optimal control paths for non-equilibrium systems (video)
Thursday 01st of March 2012
Daniel Zoran, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Evans 560, 12:00pm

From Learning Models of Natural Image Patches to Whole Image Restoration (video)
Wednesday 29th of February 2012
Heather Read, University of Connecticut
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Transformation of sparse temporal coding from auditory colliculus and cortex (video)
Wednesday 22nd of February 2012
Elad Schneidman, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Sparse high order interaction networks underlie learnable neural population codes (video)
Tuesday 24th of January 2012
Aniruddha Das, Columbia University
560 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

What Hemodynamics can and cannot tell us about neural activity in the brain (video)
Wednesday 11th of January 2012
Ken Nakayama, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Evans 560, 12:00pm

Subjective Contours (video)
Wednesday 14th of December 2011
Austin Roorda, School of Optometry, UC Berkeley
560 Evans, 12:00pm

How the unstable eye sees a stable and moving world (video)
Wednesday 26th of October 2011
Shinji Nishimoto, UC Berkeley
560 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Reconstructing visual experiences from brain activity evoked by natural movies. (video)
Wednesday 19th of October 2011
Graham Cummins, Washington State University
560 Evans, 12:00pm

Design of a Semantic Type System to Facilitate Data Sharing and Analysis Tool Reuse (video)
Wednesday 05th of October 2011
Susanne Still, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Evans 508-20, 12:00pm

Predictive power, memory and dissipation in learning systems operating far from thermodynamic equilibrium (video)
Tuesday 27th of September 2011
Moshe Gur, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
508-20 Evans, 12:00pm

On the unity of perception: How does the brain integrate activity evoked at different cortical loci? (video)
Wednesday 21st of September 2011
Michael P. Kilgard, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas
Redwood Center, 508-20 Evans, 12:00pm

Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease (video)
Thursday 15th of September 2011
Kathrin Berkner, Ricoh Innovations Inc.
508-20 Evans, 12:00pm

Multi-aperture computational imaging systems for depth, scientific analysis and human perception
Wednesday 08th of June 2011
Alyson Fletcher, EECS, UC Berkeley
508-20 Evans, 12:00pm

Generalized Approximate Message Passing for Neural Receptive Field Estimation and Connectivity
Thursday 26th of May 2011
Ian Stevenson, Neuroscience Program, Northwestern University
508-20 Evans, 12:00pm

Explaining tuning curves by estimating interactions between neurons (video)
Thursday 12th of May 2011
Jack Culpepper, EECS/Redwood Center, UC Berkeley
508-20 Evans, 12:00pm

Dissertation talk: Learned factorization models to explain variability
in natural image sequences
Monday 02nd of May 2011
Stan Klein and Cong Yu, UC Berkeley and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University
508-20 Evans, 12:00pm

Perceptual learning as improved probabilistic inference

Perceptual Learning and its specificity and Transfer: A new perspective
Wednesday 27th of April 2011
Lubomir Bourdev, Computer Science, UC Berkeley
508-20 Evans, 12:00pm

Poselets and Their Applications in High-Level Computer Vision Problems
Wednesday 23rd of March 2011
Bruce Cumming, National Institutes of Health
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

How the disparity selective neurons adapt to the statistics of the environment (video)
Wednesday 16th of March 2011
Vladimir Itskov, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Relating structure to function of recurrent networks (video)
Wednesday 26th of January 2011
Ernst Niebur, Johns Hopkins University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Up states are critical, down states are not (video)
Tuesday 25th of January 2011
Ruth Rosenholtz, # Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science and AI Lab, MIT
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

What your visual system sees where you are not looking (video)
Tuesday 18th of January 2011
Siwei Lyu, Computer Science Department, University at Albany, SUNY
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Divisive Normalization as an Efficient Coding Transform: Justification and Evaluation (video)
Wednesday 15th of December 2010
Claudia Clopath, Universite Paris Decartes
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Why is connectivity in barrel cortex different from that in visual cortex? - A plasticity model (video)
Monday 13th of December 2010
Jorg Lucke, FIAS
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Linear and Non-linear Approaches to Component Extraction and Their Applications to Visual Data (video)
Wednesday 01st of December 2010
Gadi Geiger, MIT
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Visual and Auditory Perceptual Modes that Characterize Dyslexics (video)
Wednesday 24th of November 2010
Eizaburo Doi, NYU
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Testing efficient coding for a complete and inhomogeneous neural population
Tuesday 23rd of November 2010
Eizaburo Doi, NYU
508-20 Evans Hall, 01:00pm

Characterization of optimal population coding with the linear Gaussian model
Friday 19th of November 2010
Dan Butts, University of Maryland
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Common roles of inhibition in visual and auditory processing (video)
Wednesday 10th of November 2010
Martha Nari Havenith, UCL
508-20 Evans Hall, 04:30pm

In your own time – oscillations as an internal clock for visual processing (cancelled)
Wednesday 10th of November 2010
Aurel Lazar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Encoding Visual Stimuli with a Population of Hodgkin-Huxley Neurons (video)
Monday 08th of November 2010
Patrick Ruther, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Germany
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

The NeuroProbes project – Silicon based neural probe arrays interfacing brain tissue on the electrical, chemical and mechanical domain (video)
Wednesday 03rd of November 2010
Eric Jonas and Vikash Mansinghka, Navia Systems
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Natively Probabilistic Computation: Principles, Artifacts, Architectures and Applications
Wednesday 20th of October 2010
Alexandre Francois, Department of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Designing and implementing dynamic models of cognitive processes (video)
Wednesday 29th of September 2010
Vikash Gilja, Stanford University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Towards Clinically Viable Neural Prosthetic Systems. (video)
Wednesday 08th of September 2010
Tobi Szuts, Harvard University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Wireless recording of neural activity in the visual cortex of a freely moving rat
Thursday 02nd of September 2010
Johannes Burge, Center for Perceptual Systems, University of Texas, Austin
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Optimal defocus estimation in single natural images (video)
Friday 23rd of July 2010
Tilke Judd, MIT
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Learning to predict where people look (video)
Thursday 01st of July 2010
Redwood Center - 5th Anniversary Party, Redwood Center
508-20 Evans Hall, 04:00pm

Please join us for an informal reception and refreshments to celebrate five years at UC Berkeley.
Tuesday 22nd of June 2010
Marc'Aurelio Ranzato, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Modeling Natural Images Using Higher-Order Boltzmann Machines
Thursday 08th of April 2010
Alan Yuille, UCLA
508-20 Evans Hall, 01:00pm

Recursive Compositional Models for Computational Vision (video)
Friday 26th of March 2010
Felix Biessmann, MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany
508-20 Evans hall, 11:00am

CCA based methods for data with non-instantaneous couplings (video)
Monday 22nd of March 2010
Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto and Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Deep learning with multiplicative interactions (video)
Thursday 04th of March 2010
Harvey Swadlow, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Brain state and the awake thalamocortical network (video)
Wednesday 03rd of March 2010
Gaute Einevoll, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

What can we learn from multielectrode recordings of extracellular potentials in the brain? (video)
Wednesday 24th of February 2010
Gordon Pipa, University of Osnabrueck / MPI Frankfurt
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Our brain plays Jazz: Information processing in a self-organized and multi-scale system (video)
Wednesday 27th of January 2010
David Philiponna, Paris
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

A sensorimotor account of space and colors (video)
Tuesday 26th of January 2010
Ernst Niebur, Johns Hopkins University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Wednesday 20th of January 2010
Tom Dean, Google
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Accelerating Computer Vision and Machine Learning Algorithms with Graphics Processors (video)
Wednesday 06th of January 2010
Susanne Still, University of Hawaii
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Interactive learning (video)
Wednesday 16th of December 2009
Pietro Berkes, Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Generative models of vision: from sparse coding toward structured models
Wednesday 18th of November 2009
Dan Graham, Dartmouth College
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

The Packet-Switching Brain: A Hypothesis (video)
Thursday 12th of November 2009
Song-Chun Zhu, UCLA
508-20 Evans Hall, 01:00pm

Information Scaling and Perceptual Transitions in Natural Images and Video (video)
Wednesday 28th of October 2009
Andrea Benucci, UCL
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Stimulus dependence of the functional connectivity between neurons in primary visual cortex (video)
Wednesday 07th of October 2009
Anita Schmid, Weill Cornell Medical College
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Subpopulations of neurons in visual area V2 perform differentiation and integration operations in space and time (video)
Monday 28th of September 2009
Horace Barlow, University of Cambridge
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Symmetry detection in V1 through cross- and auto-correlation (video)
Wednesday 02nd of September 2009
Keith Godfrey, University of Cambridge
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Modeling visual system development - a forecast for change? (video)
Wednesday 24th of June 2009
Ole Jensen, Donders Institute, University Nijmegen, Netherlands
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Shaping functional architecture of the working brain by oscillatory activity (video)
Wednesday 03rd of June 2009
Farran Briggs, University of California, Davis
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Visual processing in thalamocortical and corticothalamic circuits
Monday 01st of June 2009
Chris Moore, MIT
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Cortical Dynamics and Perception (video)
Wednesday 27th of May 2009
Jonathan Victor, Weill Cornell Medical College
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Understanding the Computations in Primary Visual Cortex: Does Tweaking the Standard Model Suffice? (video)
Wednesday 20th of May 2009
Jonathan Pillow, University of Texas, Austin
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Understanding stimulus coding and correlation in large neural populations (video)
Wednesday 13th of May 2009
Surya Ganguli, UCSF
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Origins of short-term memory traces in neuronal networks (video)
Wednesday 06th of May 2009
Alex Pouget, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Probabilistic inferences in neural circuits: from insects to humans (video)
Wednesday 29th of April 2009
Garrett Stanley, Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech & Emory University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Precise Timing in the Neural Population Code (video)
Saturday 25th of April 2009
Jeff Hawkins, Numenta
UC Berkeley Faculty Club, 08:30am

Neocortical Theory: An effort to build intelligent machines
Wednesday 22nd of April 2009
Thomas Serre, MIT
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Mechanisms of bottom-up and top-down processing in visual perception (video)
Wednesday 08th of April 2009
Laura Walker Renninger, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Applying information models to explore eye movement behavior in patients with central field loss (video)
Wednesday 01st of April 2009
Werner Callebaut, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria
508-20 Evans Hall, 03:30pm

The dialectics of disunity in the evolutionary synthesis and its extensions (video)
Wednesday 01st of April 2009
Werner Callebaut, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Beyond reduction and emergence (video)
Wednesday 25th of March 2009
Susana Martinez-Conde, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Perceptual and physiological effects of fixational microsaccades (video)
Tuesday 17th of March 2009
Angela Yu, UCSD
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Sequential Effects: Irrational Superstition or Adaptive Behavior? (video)
Tuesday 10th of March 2009
Nabil Bouaouli, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Efficient sensory processing could depend on excitation/inhibition balance: A view from change detection (video)
Friday 06th of March 2009
Ben Torben-Nielsen, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
508-20 Evans Hall, 11:00am

Function shapes structure: Results from optimizing model neurons for performing particular functions (video)
Thursday 05th of March 2009
Urs Koster, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Learning Natural Image Structure with a Horizontal Product Model (video)
Thursday 22nd of January 2009
Lars Kai Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Cognitive Component Analysis (video)
Wednesday 17th of December 2008
Francois Meyer, University of Colorado, Boulder
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

From fMRI to Behavior and Back: The Decoding of fMRI Datasets (video)
Tuesday 04th of November 2008
Giorgio Ascoli, Molecular Neuroscience Department and Director, Center for Neural Informatics, Structure, and Plasticity, George Mason University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

From dendrites to connectomics: computational neuroanatomy, neuroinformatics, and the brain (video)
Thursday 30th of October 2008
Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

What makes a neuron spike: Optimality, noise, and phase resetting
Wednesday 22nd of October 2008
Rich Zemel, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Neural Representations of Dynamic Stimuli (video)
Wednesday 15th of October 2008
Jim Crutchfield, Complexity Sciences Center, UC Davis
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Structure or Noise? (video)
Wednesday 01st of October 2008
Dileep George, Numenta
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Towards a cortical microcircuit model that integrates invariant recognition, temporal inference and attention
Wednesday 24th of September 2008
Lena H. Ting, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, and Fall 2008 Visiting Miller Professor
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Dimensional reduction in motor patterns for balance control (video)
Wednesday 17th of September 2008
Dan Butts, Institute of Computational Biomedicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Time and visual computation: how precision is generated in the visual pathway (video)
Wednesday 13th of August 2008
Joshua Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

From calcium imaging to spikes, using state-space methods (video)
Wednesday 23rd of July 2008
Bill Bialek, Princeton University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Networks, codes, and information flow (video)
Wednesday 28th of May 2008
Xin Wang, USC
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Translation of sensory neural code across the retinothalamic synapse (video)
Tuesday 27th of May 2008
Xin Wang, USC
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Recovering retinal and extraretinal receptive fields of LGN cells (video)
Wednesday 21st of May 2008
Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Neurogrid: Emulating a million neurons in the cortex (video)
Wednesday 14th of May 2008
Nick Priebe, University of Texas, Austin
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Contrast-invariant orientation tuning in simple cells of visual cortex (video)
Wednesday 30th of April 2008
Thanos Siapas, Caltech
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Hippocampal Network Dynamics and Memory Formation
Monday 28th of April 2008
Sen Cheng, Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, UCSF
508-20 Evans Hall, 03:00pm

How are episodic memories stored in the hippocampus? (video)
Wednesday 23rd of April 2008
Mark Goldman, UC Davis
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Modeling the mechanisms underlying memory-related neural activity (video)
Wednesday 16th of April 2008
Ueli Rutishauser, Caltech
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

State dependent computation using coupled recurrent networks (video)
Tuesday 15th of April 2008
Harald Atmanspacher, Institut fuer Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene e.V.
508-20 Evans Hall, 04:00pm

Contextual emergence of mental states from neurodynamics (note changed time) (video)
Wednesday 02nd of April 2008
Marty Usrey, UC Davis
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Functional properties of neuronal circuits for vision (video)
Monday 24th of March 2008
Hiroyuki Ito, Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto Sangyo University
508-20 Evans Hall, 10:30am

Dynamics of Spike Synchrony in Cat LGN - high precision, non-Poissonian property and non-stationarity (video)
Thursday 20th of March 2008
Dana Ballard, University of Texas, Austin
405 Soda Hall, 12:30pm

Towards a model of embodied cognition (video)
Wednesday 19th of March 2008
Dana Ballard, University of Texas, Austin
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Distributed Synchrony: A Model of Cortical Signaling (video)
Wednesday 12th of March 2008
Ilana Witten, Stanford University
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Spatial Processing in a Complex Auditory Environment (video)
Friday 07th of March 2008
Junji Ito, RIKEN Brain Science Center
508-20 Evans Hall, 02:00pm

Phase-locking of visually evoked first spikes to eye movement related to LFP oscillations
Thursday 06th of March 2008
Peter Robinson, Brain Dynamics Center, Westmead Millenium Institute, Westmead Hospital
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Quantitative Modeling of Multiscale Brain Activity (video)
Wednesday 27th of February 2008
Jean-Philippe Lachaux, INSERM, Lyon
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

BrainTV : a novel approach for online mapping of human brain functions (video)
Wednesday 20th of February 2008
Costa Colbert, Evolved Machines, Inc. and Dept. of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Electrophysiological, Optical, and Computational Studies of Dendritic Excitability (video)
Wednesday 13th of February 2008
Marcelo Magnasco, Rockefeller University
508-20 Evans Hall, 02:00pm

Sparse time-frequency representations and the neural coding of sound (video)
Wednesday 06th of February 2008
Pam Reinagel, UCSD
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Coding in Context: How context influences representation of visual information in the LGN (video)
Wednesday 30th of January 2008
Kai Miller, University of Washington
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Changes in local cortical activity are revealed by a power law in the cortical potential spectrum (video)
Friday 30th of November 2007
Todd S. Horowitz, Harvard Medical School
508-20 Evans Hall, 02:00pm

Attention, motion, and trajectories (video)
Tuesday 27th of November 2007
Geoff Hinton, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

How are error derivatives represented in the brain (video)
Tuesday 13th of November 2007
Sonja Gruen, Gruen Research Unit Computational Neuroscience Group RIKEN Brain Science Institute Gruen Research Unit, Computational Neuroscience Group, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-City, Japan
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Detection of coordinated network activity in massively parallel spike trains
Wednesday 31st of October 2007
Jason Kerr, Population imaging group, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany.
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Spatial Organization of Neuronal Population Responses in vivo: can you repeat that?
Monday 29th of October 2007
Laurenz Wiskott, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience and Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt-University Berlin
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Slow feature analysis for modeling place cells in the hippocampus and its relationship to spike timing dependent plasticity
Tuesday 23rd of October 2007
Liam Paninski, Columbia Univesrity
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Combining biophysical and statistical methods for understanding
neural codes
Wednesday 03rd of October 2007
Flip Sabes, Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Department of Physiology, UCSF
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:00pm

Sensory integration and adaptation: behavior, optimality, and neural models
Tuesday 04th of September 2007
Lucas C. Parra, The City College of New York
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:30pm

On reading and writing the brain: Using electric field potentials to read
and modulate the timing of neuronal activity
Tuesday 21st of August 2007
Jeremy Lewi, Georgia Tech
508-20 Evans Hall, 12:30pm

Adaptively optimizing neurophysiology experiments for estimating encoding models
Thursday 28th of June 2007
Chris Tyler & Lora Likova, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

Mechanisms of 2D and 3D Object Processing
Tuesday 15th of May 2007
Ray Guillery, University of Madisson, WI
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:30pm

Thalamus and Sensorimotor Aspects of Perception
Tuesday 08th of May 2007
Lokendra Shastri, ICSI, UC Berkeley
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:30pm

Micro-circuits of Episodic Memory: Structure Matches Function in the Hippocampal System (video)
Tuesday 24th of April 2007
Jeff Johnson, UC Davis
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:30pm

What does EEG tell us about the timecourse of object recognition? (video)
Tuesday 17th of April 2007
Steve Waydo, California Institute of Technology
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:30pm

Sparse Coding in the Human MTL: Experimental Results and Computational Modeling (video)
Tuesday 10th of April 2007
Andrew Ng, Stanford University
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:30pm

Unsupervised discovery of structure for transfer learning
Tuesday 03rd of April 2007
Robert Miller, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Otago University
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:30pm

Axonal conduction time and human cerebral laterality
Tuesday 20th of March 2007
Jeff Hawkins, Numenta
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 01:30pm

Hierarchical Temporal Memory:
Biological Mapping to Neocortex and Thalamus (video)
Tuesday 13th of March 2007
Chris Wiggins, Columbia University
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 01:30pm

Optimal signal processing in small stochastic biochemical networks
Tuesday 06th of March 2007
Pietro Perona, Caltech
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:30pm

An exploration of visual recognition (video)
Thursday 01st of March 2007
Hiroki Asari, Watson School of Biological Sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
5101 Tolman Hall, 11:00am

Sparse Representations for the Cocktail Party Problem (video)
Tuesday 20th of February 2007
Yair Weiss, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:30pm

What makes a good model of natural images? (video)
Tuesday 13th of February 2007
Tobi Delbruck, Inst of Neuroinformatics, UNI-ETH Zurich
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:30pm

Building a high-performance event-based silicon retina leads to new ways to compute vision (video)
Tuesday 23rd of January 2007
Giuseppe Vitiello, Department of Physics “E.R.Caianiello”, Salerno University
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

Relations between many-body physics and nonlinear brain dynamics (video)
Tuesday 09th of January 2007
Boris Gutkin, ENS, Paris
5101 Tolman Hall, 12:00pm

Spike Generation Dynamics, Their Modulation and the Consequences for Network Behavior
Tuesday 05th of December 2006
Tanya Baker, U Chicago
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

What Forest Fires Tell Us About the Brain (video)
Tuesday 28th of November 2006
Thomas Dean, Brown University / Google
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

Learning Invariant Features Using Inertial Priors, or
"Why Google might want to be in the neocortex business?" (video)
Tuesday 21st of November 2006
Urs Köster, University of Helsinki
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

Towards Multi-Layer Processing of Natural Images (video)
Tuesday 14th of November 2006
Andrew D. Straw, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

Closed-Loop, Visually-Based Flight Regulation in a Model Fruit Fly (video)
Tuesday 07th of November 2006
Mitya Chklovskii, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

What determines the shape of neuronal arbors? (video)
Tuesday 31st of October 2006
Matthias Kaschube, Princeton University
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

A mathematical constant in the design of the visual cortex
Tuesday 03rd of October 2006
J. L. McClelland, Mind, Brain & Computation/MBC, Psychology Department, Stanford
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

Graded constraints in English word forms (video)
Monday 25th of September 2006
Peter Latham, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Barker 124-126, 12:00pm

Requiem for the spike (video)
Tuesday 19th of September 2006
Jerry Feldman, ICSI, UC Berkeley
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

From Molecule to Metaphor: Towards a Unified Cognitive Science (video)
Tuesday 05th of September 2006
Tom Griffiths, Psychology/Cogsci, UC Berkeley
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 12:00pm

Natural Statistics and Human Cognition (video)
Tuesday 01st of August 2006
Carol Whitney, U Maryland
5101 Tolman, 12:00pm

What can Visual Word Recognition Tell us about Visual Object Recognition? (video)
Tuesday 18th of July 2006
Evan Smith, Redwood Center/Stanford
5101 Tolman, 12:00pm

Efficient auditory coding
Tuesday 20th of June 2006
Vincent Bonin, Smith Kettlewell Institute
5101 Tolman, 12:00pm

Thursday 15th of June 2006
Philip Low, Salk Institute
5101 Tolman, 12:00pm

A New Way To Look At Sleep
Tuesday 02nd of May 2006
Dileep George, Numenta
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

Hierarchical, cortical memory architecture for pattern recognition
Tuesday 18th of April 2006
Risto Miikkulainen, University of Texas at Austin
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

How can a system as complex as the human visual system be constructed? (video)
Tuesday 11th of April 2006
Charles Anderson, Washington University School of Medicine
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

Population Coding in V1 (video)
Monday 10th of April 2006
Charles Anderson, Washington University School of Medicine
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 04:00pm

A Comparison of Neurobiological and Digital Computation (video)
Tuesday 04th of April 2006
Odelia Schwartz, The Salk Institute
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

Natural images and cortical representation
Tuesday 21st of March 2006
Mark Schnitzer, Stanford University
Beach Room - 3105 Tolman, 12:30pm

In vivo microendoscopy and computational modeling studies of mammalian brain circuits
Wednesday 15th of March 2006
Mate Lengyel, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
3105 Tolman Hall (Beach Room), 10:00am

Bayesian model learning in human visual perception (video)
Tuesday 14th of March 2006
Mate Lengyel, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

Firing rates and phases in the hippocampus: what are they good for? (video)
Tuesday 07th of March 2006
Michael Wu, Gallant lab/UC Berkeley
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

A Unified Framework for Receptive Field Estimation
Tuesday 28th of February 2006
Dario Ringach, UCLA
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

Population dynamics in primary visual cortex
Tuesday 21st of February 2006
Gerard Rinkus, Brandeis University
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

Hierarchical Sparse Distributed Representations of Sequence Recall and
Recognition (video)
Tuesday 14th of February 2006
Jack Cowan, U Chicago
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

Spontaneous pattern formation in large scale brain activity: what visual migraines and hallucinations tell us about the brain (video)
Tuesday 07th of February 2006
Christian Wehrhahn, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany
5101 Tolman, 05:00pm

Seeing blindsight: motion at isoluminance?
Monday 23rd of January 2006
Read Montague, Baylor College of Medicine and Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ)
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

Abstract plans and reward signals in a multi-round trust game
Tuesday 17th of January 2006
Erhardth Barth, Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics, Luebeck, Germany
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

Guiding eye movements for better communication (video)
Tuesday 03rd of January 2006
Dan Butts, Harvard University
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

"Temporal hyperacuity": visual neuron function at millisecond time resolution
Tuesday 13th of December 2005
Paul Rhodes, Stanford University
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

Simulations of a thalamocortical column with compartment model cells and dynamic synapses. (video)
Tuesday 06th of December 2005
Robert Hecht-Nielsen, Computational Neurobiology, UC San Diego
5101, 04:00pm

Debate: "Waves or words in cortex?" -- Part 2: Confabulation Theory (video)
Tuesday 06th of December 2005
Walter J Freeman, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

Debate: "Waves or words in cortex?" -- Part 1: A field-theoretic approach to understanding neocortex (video)
Tuesday 29th of November 2005
Stanley Klein, School of Optometry, UC Berkeley and Vision Science and Neuroscience Graduate Groups
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

Limits of Vision and psychophysical methods (video)
Tuesday 22nd of November 2005
Scott Makeig, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, Institute for Neural Computation, UCSD
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

Viewing event-related brain dynamics from the top down
Friday 04th of November 2005
John Tsotsos, Department of Computer Science and Center for Vision Research, York University
5101 Tolman, 02:30pm

Can Distributed Local Saliency Computations Solve the Feature Binding Problem?
Tuesday 25th of October 2005
Jose Carmena, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

Brain-machine interfaces: a new paradigm for the study of cortical adaptation
Tuesday 18th of October 2005
Matthias Bethge, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

How independent are the components of linear models adapted to the statistics of natural scenes?
Tuesday 11th of October 2005
Simon Osindero, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

A fast learning algorithm for deep belief nets
Tuesday 27th of September 2005
John Lisman, Brandeis University
5101 Tolman, 04:00pm

A new approach to the invariance problem in visual recognition: using a log-polar Fourier transform in a spatial array of computational centers

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