Fast, Compressible Learning in the Hippocampus using Interneuron Sequences - Wilten Nicola, University of CalgaryExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT

Please join us for a talk with Prof. Wilten Nicola of the University of Calgary. 

Abstract- The hippocampus is able to rapidly learn incoming information, even if that information is only observed once. Furthermore, this information can be replayed in a compressed format in either forward or reverse modes during sharp wave–ripples (SPW–Rs). We leveraged state-of-the-art techniques in training recurrent spiking networks to demonstrate how primarily interneuron networks can achieve the following: (1) generate internal theta sequences to bind externally elicited spikes in the presence of inhibition from the medial septum; (2) compress learned spike sequences in the form of a SPW–R when septal inhibition is removed; (3) generate and refine high-frequency assemblies during SPW–R-mediated compression; and (4) regulate the inter-SPW interval timing between SPW–Rs in ripple clusters. From the fast timescale of neurons to the slow timescale of behaviors, interneuron networks serve as the scaffolding for one-shot learning by replaying, reversing, refining, and regulating spike sequences.

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200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
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