Sugandha Sharma, masters student graduate of the University of Waterloo's CTN, discusses her research and time in the laboratory of CTN Founding Director Chris Eliasmith as well as her current PhD research at MIT on the Generally Intelligent Podcast. Give it a listen.
Further details to follow.
Our last seminar for Fall 2022 term will be Dec 6 at 14:30 with speaker Leyla Isik from Johns Hopkins joining us. The talk will be virtual and on Zoom.
Title: The neural computations underlying real-world social interaction perception
Talk Title: Understanding, Predicting, and Manipulating Image Memorability with Representation Learning
CTN Seminar Talk
The origin of symmetry: Reciprocal feature encoding by cortical excitatory and inhibitory neurons.
May 31 14:30 Further details on room location to follow. This event will be in person.
Speaker's website: http://www.karimjerbi.com/
A part of the brain called the hippocampus is thought to be crucial for learning and memory and implicated in many incurable disorders ranging from Autism to Alzheimer's. Hence, it is crucial to understand how the hippocampus works. Decades of research shows that hippocampal damage in humans causes loss of episodic or autobiographical memory. But, such memory traces in hippocampal single neurons are hard to find. Instead research in the rodent hippocampus shows that the neurons encode spatial maps, or place cells. Place cells are common in rodents but rare in humans or nonhuman primates.
Title: Burstprop: a mechanistic theory for the orchestration of learning in cortex