Past meetings

Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010Fall 2009, Summer 2009

Summer 2018

Date Presenter and readers Reading
06.06.2018  Chris Roth Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapters 3 & 6
 06.13.2018  Tzuhsuan Ma Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapters 4 & 6
 06.20.2018  Rishidev Chaudhuri, Chris Roth Coding examples in Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapter 4
 06.27.2018  Ingmar Kanitscheider


Tzuhsuan Ma

Banino et al. & Deepmind (2018) Vector-based navigation using grid-like representations in artificial agents. Nature [Link]


Coding examples in Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapter 6

 07.04.2018  Independence Day
 07.11.2018  Kalina Slavkova

Rishidev Chaudhuri

Coding examples in Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapter 6

Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapter 6

 07.18.2018  Manyi Yim Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapter 7
 07.25.2018  Chris Roth Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapter 8
 08.01.2018  Kalina Slavkova  Successor Representation
 08.08.2018  Ruohan Zhang  Deep Q-Networks (DQNs)

Spring 2018

Date Presenter and readers Reading
01.24.2018  Robbe Goris  Ongoing research:
“Perceptual Straightening of Natural Videos”
01.31.2018  Jon Pierce-Shimomura and Vernita Gordon  Ongoing research:
“Conceptual issues in magnetic orientation”
02.07.2018  Oliver Muthmann Rossi-Pool R, Zainos A, Alvarez M, Zizumbo J, Vergara J & Romo R (2017) Decoding a Decision Process in the Neuronal Population of Dorsal Premotor Cortex. Neuron [Link]
02.14.2018  Ingmar Kanitscheider Omer DB, Maimon SR, Las L & Ulanovsky N (2018) Social place-cells in the bat hippocampus. Science [Link]
02.21.2018  Julie Charlton Akrami A, Kopec CD, Diamond ME & Brody CD (2018) Posterior parietal cortex represents sensory history and mediates its effects on behaviour. Nature [Link]
02.28.2018  Cosyne  –
03.07.2018  Cosyne  –
03.14.2018  Spring Break  –
03.21.2018  Manyi Yim Gauthier JL & Tank DW (2017) Context-invariant encoding of reward location in a distinct hippocampal population. bioRxiv [Link]
03.28.2018  Liberty Hamilton Ongoing research:
“A spatial map of onset and sustained responses in human superior temporal gyrus”
04.04.2018  Zoe Boundy-Singer Golub MD, Sadtler PT, Oby ER, Quick KM, Ryu SI, Tyler-Kabara EC, Batista AP, Chase SM & Yu BM (2018) Learning by neural reassociation. Nature Neuroscience [Link]
04.11.2018  Subhadra Mokashe Arcas BA, Fairhall AL & Bialek W (2003) Computation in a Single Neuron: Hodgkin and Huxley Revisited. Neural Computation [Link]
04.18.2018  Chris Roth Bengio Y & Fischer A (2016) Early Inference in Energy-Based Models Approximates Back-Propagation. arXiv [Link]
04.25.2018 Tzuhsuan Ma Schapiro AC, Turk-Browne NB, Botvinick MM & Norman KA (2016) Complementary learning systems within the hippocampus: a neural network modelling approach to reconciling episodic memory with statistical learning. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B [Link]

Fall 2017

Date Presenter and readers Reading
09.20.2017  Alex Huth recent work
09.27.2017  Rishidev Chaudhuri Park IM & Pillow JW. (2017) Bayesian Efficient Coding. bioRiv:10.1101/178418. [Link]
10.04.2017  Manyi Yim Chenkov N, Sprekeler H & Kempter R. (2017) Memory replay in balanced recurrent networks. PloS Comp. Biol. [Link]
10.11.2017  Subhadra Mokashe Benna MK & Fusi S (2016) Computational principles of synaptic memory consolidation. Nat. Neurosci. [Link]
10.18.2017  Ingmar Kanitscheider Shwartz-Ziv R & Tishby N (2017) Opening the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks via Information. arXiv:1703.00810. [Link]
10.25.2017  Kate Bonnen Morcos AS & Harvey CD (2016) History-dependent variability in population dynamics during evidence accumulation in cortex. Nat. Neurosci. [Link]
11.01.2017  Oliver Muthmann Elsayed GF & Cunningham JP (2017) Structure in neural population recordings: an expected byproduct of simpler phenomena? Nat. Neurosci. [Link]
11.08.2017  Kim Houck Trübutschek D, Marti S, Ojeda A, King JR, Mi Y, Tsodyks M, Dehaene S (2017) A theory of working memory without consciousness or sustained activity. eLife [Link]
11.15.2017  SfN  –
11.22.2017  Thanksgiving  –
11.29.2017  Chris Roth Chang L, Tsao DY (2017) The Code for Facial Identity in the Primate Brain. Cell [Link]
12.06.2017  Tzuhsuan Ma Sabour S, Frosst N, Hinton GE (2017) Dynamic Routing Between Capsules. arXiv:1710.09829v2 [Link]
12.13.2017  Andrei Khilkevich Wang J, Narain D, Hosseini EA, Jazayeri M (2017) Flexible timing by temporal scaling of cortical responses. Nat. Neurosci. [Link]

Spring 2017

Date Presenter and readers Reading
02.15.2017 Rishidev Chaudhuri Murray JD, et al. (2017). Stable population coding for working memory coexists with heterogeneous neural dynamics in prefrontal cortex. PNAS 114. [PDF]
02.22.2017 Tzuhsuan Ma Bradde S & Bialek W. (2016). PCA meets RG arXiv:1610.09733
03.01.2017 Cosyne
03.08.2017  Kim Houck Lillicrap T, et al. (2016). Random synaptic feedback weights support error backpropagation for deep learning.
03.15.2017  Spring break
03.22.2017  Ingmar Kanitscheider

Zhang C, et al. (2016). Understanding deep learning requires rethinking generalization. [arXiv:1611.03530]

03.29.2017 Canceled
04.05.2017 Andrei Khilkevich  Litwin-Kumar A, et al. (2017). Optimal degrees of synaptic connectivity. Neuron 93. [PDF]
04.12.2017 Brian Gereke Stachenfeld KL, Botvinick M & Gershman SJ. (2016). The hippocampus as a predictive map. bioRxiv doi: . [Link]
04.19.2017  Berk Gercek Raju VR & Pitkow X. (2016). Inference by reparameterization in neural population codes. arXiv:1605.06544. [Link]
04.26.2017 Kathryn Bonnen Grabska-Barwinska A, et al. (2017) A probabilistic approach to demixing odors. Nature Neuroscience 20. [PDF]
05.03.2017 Christopher Roth Seung HS, Sompolinsky H & Tishby N. (1992). Statistical mechanics of learning from examples. Physical Review A 45. [PDF]
05.10.2017 Julie Charlton Rubin DB, Van Hooser SD & Miller KD. (2015). The stabilized supralinear network: a unifying circuit motif underlying multi-input integration in sensory cortex. Neuron 85. [PDF]

Fall 2016

Date Presenter and readers Reading
09.22.2016 Rishidev Chaudhuri Gatys L., Ecker A. & Bethge M. (2015). A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style. arXiv:1508.06576.
09.29.2016 Kathryn Bonnen Kim H, Pitkow X, Angelaki D & DeAngelis G. (2016). A simple approach to ignoring irrelevant variables by population decoding based on multisensory neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 116. [PDF]
10.06.2016 Ingmar Kanitscheider Rajan K, Harvey C & Tank D. (2016). Recurrent network models of sequence generation and memory. Neuron 90. [PDF]
10.13.2016 Ruohan Zhang Silver D, et al. (2016). Mastering the game of Go with deep neural networks and tree search. Nature 529. [PDF]
10.20.2016 Berk Gercek Kilpatrick Z, Ermentrout B & Doiron B. (2013). Optimizing working memory with heterogeneity of recurrent cortical excitation. JNS 33. [PDF]
10.27.2016 Thibaud Taillefumier

Friedkin N, Proskurnikov A, Tempo R & Parsegov S. (2016). Network science on belief system dynamics under logic constraints. Science 354. [PDF]

11.03.2016 Kim Houck Raghu M, Poole B, Kleinberg J, Ganguli S & Sohl-Dickstein J. (2016). On the expressive power of deep neural networks.
11.10.2016 SFN
11.17.2016 Canceled
11.24.2016 Thanksgiving
12.01.2016 Robbe Goris Bak JH, Choi JY, Akrami A, Witten IB & Pillow JW (2016). Adaptive optimal training of animal behavior. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 29. [PDF]
12.08.2016 Tzuhsuan Ma Shilnikov AL & Maurer AP (2016). The Art of Grid Fields: Geometry of Neuronal Time. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 10. [PDF]
12.15.2016 Brian Gereke Agarwal G, et al. (2014). Spatially distributed local fields in the hippocampus encode rat position. Science 344. [PDF]

Spring 2016

Date Presenter and readers Reading
02.01.2016 Rishidev Chaudhuri

Reader: Ila Fiete

Tishby N., Pereira F.C. & Bialek W. (1999). The Information Bottleneck Method. In “Proceedings of 37th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication,
Control and Computing”. Pg. 368-377, (1999). [PDF]
02.08.2016 Kate Bonnen

Reader: Ingmar Kanitscheider

 Sussillo D., Churchland M.M., Kaufman M.T. & Shenoy K.V. (2015). A neural network that finds a naturalistic solution for the production of muscle activity. Nature Neuroscience 18 [PDF]
02.15.2016 Ingmar Kanitscheider Lake B.M., Salakhutdinov R. & Tenenbaum J.B. (2015) Human-level concept learning through probabilistic program induction. Science 350 [PDF]
02.22.2016 Jake Yates Zylberberg J, Cafaro J, Turner MH, Shea-Brown E & Rieke F. (2016) Direction-Selective Circuits Shape Noise to Ensure a Precise Population Code. Neuron 89 [PDF]
02.29.2016 Cosyne
03.07.2016 Cosyne recap
03.14.2016 Spring break
03.21.2016 Birgit Kriener  M Boerlin, CK Machens, S Denève. (2013) Predictive coding of dynamical variables in balanced spiking networks. PLoS Comp Bio [Link]
03.28.2016 Kim Houck A Giraud & D Poeppeldoi (2012) Cortical oscillations and speech processing: emerging computational principles and operations. Nature Neuroscience 15  [PDF]
04.04.2016  Ryota Takaki

Reader: Abhranil Das

B Agüera y Arcas, A Fairhall & W Bialek (2003) Computation in a Single Neuron: Hodgkin and Huxley Revisited Neural Computation 15 [PDF]
04.11.2016  Evan DeLord B Sengupta, A Faisal, S Laughlin & J Niven (2013) The effect of cell size and channel density on neuronal information encoding and energy efficiency. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. 33 [PDF]
04.18.2016  Abhranil Das

Reader: Ingmar Kanitscheider

A Graves, G Wayne, I Danihelka (2014) Neural Turing Machines. arXiv:1410.5401v2 [Link]
04.25.2016 Rishidev Chaudhuri

Reader: Ingmar Kanitscheider

M Park, W Jitkrittum , A Qamar , Z Szabó, L Buesing, M Sahani (2015) Bayesian Manifold Learning: The Locally Linear Latent Variable Model. NIPS [Link]
05.02.2016  Kathryn Bonnen C Simoncini, L Perrinet, A Montagnini, P Mamassian & G Masson (2012) More is not always better: adaptive gain control explains dissociation between perception and action. Nature Neuroscience 15 [Link]
05.09.2016  Kim Houck  P Diehl & M Cook (2015) Unsupervised learning of digit recognition using spike-timing-dependent plasticity. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 9 [Link]

Fall 2015

Date Presenter and readers Reading
10.02.2015 Rishidev Chaudhuri

Reader: Ingmar Kanitscheider

Wei, X. & Stocker, A. A. (2015) A Bayesian observer model constrained by efficient coding can explain ‘anti-Bayesian’ percepts. Nature Neuroscience 18, 1509-1517. [PDF]

10.09.2015  Birgit Kriener

Jacob Yates
Leor Katz

I-Chun Lin, Michael Okun, Matteo Carandini, Kenneth D. Harris (2015). “The Nature of Shared Cortical Variability”. Neuron 87, 644-656 [PDF]
10.16.2015  SFN
10.23.2015 Brian McCann


Lemon, W. C., Pulver, S. R., Höckendorf, B., McDole, K., Branson, K., Freeman, J., & Keller, P. J. (2015). Whole-central nervous system functional imaging in larval Drosophila. Nature communications, 6.  [PDF]
10.30.2015 Cancelled
11.6.2015 Dana Ballard

Rishidev Chaudhuri

Shaul Druckmann, Dmitri B. Chklovskii (2010). Over-complete representations on recurrent neural networks can support persistent percepts. NIPS 23 [PDF]

11.13.2015 Ingmar Kanitscheider

Ila Fiete
Kijung Yoon

Allen Cheung, David Ball, Michael Milford, Gordon Wyeth, Janet Wiles (2012). Maintaining a Cognitive Map in Darkness: The Need to Fuse Boundary Knowledge with Path Integration. PLoS Comp Bio 8 [PDF]
11.20.2015  Jonas Knöll

Ingmar Kanitscheider

 Pitkow X, Liu S, Angelaki D, DeAngelis G, Pouget A (2015) How Can Single Sensory Neurons Predict Behavior? Neuron 87 [PDF]
11.27.2015 Thanksgiving
12.4.2015  Abhranil Das

Birgit Kriener
Rishidev Chaudhuri

 Biswal B & Dasgupta C (2002) Neural Network Model for Apparent Deterministic Chaos in Spontaneously Bursting Hippocampal Slices. Physical Review Letters 88 [PDF]

Biswal B & Dasgupta C (2002) Stochastic neural network model for spontaneous bursting in hippocampal slices. Physical Review E 66 [PDF]

12.11.2015 Kathryn Bonnen  Goris, R, Simoncelli E & Movshon A (2015) Origin and Function of Tuning Diversity in Macaque Visual Cortex. Neuron 88 [PDF]

Spring 2015

Date Presenter and readers Reading
1.30.2015 Rishi Chaudhuri Arseny Finkelstein, Dori Derdikman, Alon Rubin, Jakob N. Foerster, Liora Las & Nachum Ulanovsky (2015). Three-dimensional head-direction coding in the bat brain
Nature 517:159-164
2.6.2015 Kenneth Latimer Tikidji-Hamburyan et al. (2015) Retinal output changes qualitatively with every change in ambient illuminance
Nature Neuroscience 18:66-74
2.13.2015 John Widloski Xiaojing Wu and David J. Foster (2014). Hippocampal Replay Captures the Unique Topological Structure of a Novel Environment
Journal of Neuroscience 34(19):6459-69
2.20.2015 Ila Fiete P. Dylan Rich, Hua-Peng Liaw, Albert K. Lee (2014) Large environments reveal the statistical structure governing hippocampal representations
Science 45(6198):814-817
2.27.2015 (INS recruitment)
3.6.2015 (COSYNE)
3.13.2015 Alex Huk Sederberg, A.J., Palmer, S.E., MacLean, J.N. (in press). Decoding thalamic afferent input using microcircuit spiking activity. Journal of Neurophysiology
3.20.2015 (Spring break)
3.27.2015 Rishi Chaudhuri
John Widloski
Stensola, T., Stensola, H., Moser, M.B., & Moser, E.I. (2015). Shearing-induced asymmetry in entorhinal grid cells
Nature 518:207-212
4.3.2015 Isaiah Morales Oh, S.W., et al. (2014). A mesoscale connectome of the mouse brain
Nature 508:207-214
4.10.2015 Megan Waldert, S. et al. (2008). Hand Movement Direction Decoded from MEG and EEG
Journal of Neuroscience 28(4):1000-1008
4.17.2015 Ingmar Kanitscheider Knight et al. (2014). Weighted cue integration in the rodent head direction system
Page et al. (2014). A theoretical account of cue averaging in the rodent head direction system
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
4.24.2015 (CLM Conference)
5.1.2015 Birgit Kriener Wohrer, A. & Machens, C.K. (2015). On the Number of Neurons and Time Scale of Integration Underlying the Formation of Percepts in the Brain
PLoS Computational Biology
5.8.2015 Kijung Yoon Hardcastle K., Ganguli S., Giocomo L.M. (2015). Environmental Boundaries as an Error Correction Mechanism for Grid Cells
Neuron 86(3):827–839
5.15.2015 (Final exams)

Fall 2014

Date Presenter and readers Reading
9.4.2014 John Widloski Christian K. Machens, Ranulfo Romo, & Carlos D. Brody Flexible Control of Mutual Inhibition: A Neural Model of Two-Interval Discrimination Science305, 5712 (2005) pdf
9.11.2014 Ingmar Kanitscheider Emre Neftci, Srinjoy Das, Bruno Pedroni, Kenneth Kreutz-Delgado, & Gert Cauwenberghs Event-driven contrastive divergence for spiking neuromorphic systems Frontiers in Neuroscience 7 (2014) pdf
9.18.2014 Rishidev Chaudhuri Robbe L T Goris, J Anthony Movshon & Eero P Simoncelli Partitioning neuronal variability Nature Neuroscience 17 (2014) pdf
9.25.2014 Ila Fiete Patrick T. Sadtler, Kristin M. Quick, Matthew D. Golub, Steven M. Chase, Stephen I. Ryu, Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, Byron M. Yu & Aaron P. Batista Neural constraints on learning Nature 512 (2014) pdf
10.2.2014 Kate Bonnen Helena X. Wang, Elisha P. Merriam, Jeremy Freeman, & David J. Heeger Motion Direction Biases and Decoding in Human Visual Cortex Journal of Neuroscience 34(37), (2014) pdf
10.9.2014 Kenneth Latimer Rebecca A. Mease, Michael Famulare, Julijana Gjorgjieva, William J. Moody, & Adrienne L. Fairhall Emergence of Adaptive Computation by Single Neurons in the Developing Cortex Journal of Neuroscience 33(30), (2013) pdf
10.16.2014 Jay HennigLeor Katz H. Sebastian Seung Emergence of Adaptive Computation by Single Neurons in the Developing Cortex Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 93 (1996) pdf
10.23.2014 Andrew Tan Major G, Baker R, Aksay E, Mensh B, Seung HS, & Tank DW Plasticity and tuning by visual feedback of the stability of a neural integrator Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 101(20), (2004) pdf
10.30.2014 Andrei Khilkevich Mati Joshua, Javuer F. Medina, & Stephen G. Lisberger Diversity of Neural Responses in the Brainstem during Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements Constrains the Circuit Mechanisms of Neural Integration The Journal of Neuroscience 33(15), (2013) pdf
11.6.2014 Il Memming Park Douglas R. Ollerenshaw, He J.V. Zheng, Daniel C. Millard, Qi Wang & Garrett B. Stanley The Adaptive Trade-Off between Detection and Discrimination in Cortical Representations and Behavior Neuron 81(5), (2014) pdf
11.13.2014 Isaiah Morales Dominik Endres & Peter Földiák Interpreting the Neural Code with Formal Concept Analysis Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 21, (2009)
11.20.2014 SfN Recap
11.27.2014 Thanksgiving
12.4.2014 KiJung Yoon Bred E. Pfeiffer & David J. Foster Hippocampal place-cell sequences depict future paths to remembered goals Nature 497, (2013) pdf
12.11.2014 NIPS

Summer 2014

Date Presenter and readers Reading
6.25.2014 Birgit Kriener
Kijung Yoon
Tom Cruz
Kenneth Latimer
J Sohl-Dickstein, P Battaglino, & MR DeWeese Minimum Probability Flow Learning (2009)
J Sohl-Dickstein, P Battaglino, & MR DeWeese New Method for Parameter Estimation in Probabilistic Models: Minimum Probability Flow Physical Review Letters 107, 220601 (2011) pdf
7.2.2014 Birgit Kriener
Kijung Yoon
Tom Cruz
Kenneth Latimer
Coding session for last week’s papers. Link to Ising model data.
7.9.2014 Birgit Kriener
John Widloski
Tom Cruz
C Hillar, J Sohl-Dickstein, & K Koepsell Efficient and optimal binary Hopfield associative memory storage using minimum probability flow (2012)
C Hillar, NM Tran, & K Kopsell Robust exponential binary pattern storage in Little-Hopfield networks (2013)
7.16.2014 Kijung Yoon
John Widloski
Berk Gercek
J Martens & I Sutskever Learning Recurrent Neural Networks with Hessian-Free Optimization ICML (2011)
7.23.2014 Jonathan Pillow
Karin Knudson
Kathryn Bonnen
Roweis, S. & Ghahramani, Z. A Unifying Review of Linear Gaussian ModelsNeural Computation (1999)
7.30.2014 Jonathan Pillow
Karin Knudson
Coding session for last week’s paper using Expectation Maximization. Link to factor analysis code.
8.6.2014 Memming Park Continued coding session for Expectation Maximization. Link to factor analysis code.
8.13.2014 Kenneth Latimer Intro to Bayesian inference on a linear-Gaussian dynamical system. Some notes.

Spring 2014

Date Presenter and readers Reading
1.15.2014 Kijung Yoon
Keegan Hines
Ila Fiete
Zoltan Nadasdy
Robin Hayman, Madeleine A Verriotis, Aleksandar Jovalekic, André A Fenton & Kathryn J Jeffery Anisotropic encoding of three-dimensional space by place cells and grid cells. Nature Neuroscience 14, 1182–1188 (2011) pdf
Additional: Jeffery KJ, Jovalekic A, Verriotis M and Hayman R Navigating in a three-dimensional world Target article in Behavioral and Brain Sciences36(5), 523-543 (2013) pdf
1.22.2014 Andrew Tan
Rebecca A. Zarate
Hoerzer GM, Legenstein R, Maass W. Emergence of Complex Computational Structures From Chaotic Neural Networks Through Reward-Modulated Hebbian Learning. Cereb Cortex. 2012 Nov 11 pdf supplement
1.29.2014 Jake Yates
Keegan Hines
Kenneth Latimer
Franz Weber, Christian K. Machens, Alexander Borst. Disentangling the functional consequences of the connectivity between optic-flow processing neurons. Nature Neuroscience 15, 441–448 (2012) pdf supplement
2. 5.2014 Yongseok Yoo
Birgit Kriener
Jake Yates
Marlene R Cohen, Adam Kohn. Measuring and interpreting neuronal correlations. Nature Neuroscience 14, 811–819 (2011) pdf supplement
2.12.2014 Kathryn Bonnen
Andrei Khilkevich
Jonathan Pillow
Jean-Jacques Orban de Xivry, Sébastien Coppe, Gunnar Blohm, and Philippe Lefèvre. Kalman Filtering Naturally Accounts for Visually Guided and Predictive Smooth Pursuit Dynamics. Journal of Neuroscience, 30 October 2013, 33(44): 17301-17313 pdf
2.19.2014 Kenneth Latimer
Jake Yates
Kathryn Bonnen
Patterson, C. A., Wissig, S. C., and Kohn, A. (2014). Adaptation disrupts motion integration in the primate dorsal stream. Neuron, 81(3):674-686. pdfsupplement
2.26.2014 John Widloski
Kenneth Latimer
Jake Yates
Kijung Yoon
Toshihiko Hosoya, Stephen A. Baccus, Markus Meister. Dynamic predictive coding by the retina. Nature 436, 71-77 (7 July 2005) pdf supplement
3. 5.2014 (COSYNE workshops)
3.12.2014 (Spring break)
3.19.2014 Keegan Hines Layton, O. W. and Browning, N. A. (2014). A unified model of heading and path perception in primate MSTd. PLoS Comput Biol, 10(2):e1003476+. pdf
3.26.2014 Jonathan Pillow Matthew T Kaufman, Mark M Churchland, Stephen I Ryu, Krishna V Shenoy. Cortical activity in the null space: permitting preparation without movement. Nature Neuroscience Feb 2014 pdf supplement
4. 2.2014 I. Memming Park Druckmann, S. and Chklovskii, D. B. Neuronal circuits underlying persistent representations despite time varying activity. Current Biology 22(22):2095-2103, 2012 pdf supplement
4. 9.2014 Ila Fiete Cancelled
4.16.2014 Karin Knudson Cancelled
4.23.2014 Sari Andoni Luczak, A., Bartho, P., and Harris, K. D. (2013). Gating of sensory input by spontaneous cortical activity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(4):1684-1695. pdf
4.30.2014 Birgit Kriener
Andrew Tan
Ila Fiete
Wimmer, K., Nykamp, D. Q., Constantinidis, C., and Compte, A. (2014). Bump attractor dynamics in prefrontal cortex explains behavioral precision in spatial working memory. Nature Neuroscience, 17(3):431-439. pdfsupplement [code and videos]
5. 7.2014 Isaiah Morales
Kathryn Bonnen
John Widloski
Çukur, T., Nishimoto, S., Huth, A. G., and Gallant, J. L. (2013). Attention during natural vision warps semantic representation across the human brain.Nature Neuroscience, 16(6):763-770. pdf supplement (24MB)
5.14.2014 Yoon Bai
Il Memming Park
Kenneth Latimer
Adesnik, H., Bruns, W., Taniguchi, H., Huang, Z. J., and Scanziani, M. (2012). A neural circuit for spatial summation in visual cortex.Nature, 490(7419):226-231. pdf supplement
Clark, D. A., Fitzgerald, J. E., Ales, J. M., Gohl, D. M., Silies, M. A., Norcia, A. M., and Clandinin, T. R. (2014). Flies and humans share a motion estimation strategy that exploits natural scene statistics. Nature Neuroscience, 17(2):296-303. pdf supplement (14MB)

Fall 2013

Date Presenter and readers Reading
9.5.2013 cancelled
9.12.2013 Jonathan Pillow Jeremy Freeman, Corey M Ziemba, David J Heeger, Eero P Simoncelli, J Anthony Movshon. A functional and perceptual signature of the second visual area in primates. Nature Neuroscience 16, 974–981 (2013) pdf
9.19.2013 Mijung Park
Kenneth Latimer
SC Turaga, L Buesing, AM Packer, H Dalgleish, N Petit, M Hausser, JH Macke. Inferring neural population dynamics from multiple partial recordings of the same neural circuit. NIPS 2013 pdf
9.26.2013 I. Memming Park
Andrei Khilkevich
Kathryn Bonnen
Rodrigo Laje, Dean V. Buonomano. Robust timing and motor patterns by taming chaos in recurrent neural networks. Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 16, No. 7. (26 May 2013), pp. 925-933 pdf supplement (news and views)
10.3.2013 Kathryn Bonnen
Kenneth Latimer
Karin Knudson
Rigotti M, Barak O, Warden MR, Wang XJ, Daw ND, Miller EK, Fusi S. The importance of mixed selectivity in complex cognitive tasks. Nature 497, 585–590 (30 May 2013) pdf supplement
10.10.2013 Karin Knudson
I. Memming Park
Jonathan Pillow
Shreejoy J. Tripathy, Krishnan Padmanabhan, Richard C. Gerkin, Nathaniel N. Urban. Intermediate intrinsic diversity enhances neural population coding. PNAS 110 (20) 2013 May pdf(+SI)
10.17.2013 Kenneth Latimer
Jacob Yates
I. Memming Park
Ralf M Haefner, Sebastian Gerwinn, Jakob H Macke, Matthias Bethge. Inferring decoding strategies from choice probabilities in the presence of correlated variability. Nature Neuroscience 16, 2013 pdf (supplement)
10.24.2013 Yongseok Yoo
Ila Fiete
Kijung Yoon
Sukbin Lim, Mark S Goldman. Balanced cortical microcircuitry for maintaining information in working memory. Nature Neuroscience 16, 1306–1314 (2013) pdf (supplement)
10.31.2013 Keegan Hines
Ila Fiete
Kathryn Bonnen
Eve Marder. Variability, compensation, and modulation in neurons and circuits PNAS 2011. pdf
11.7.2013 John Widloski
Jake Yates
Andrei Khilkevich
Karin Knudson
John H. Reynolds, and David J. Heeger. The Normalization Model of Attention. Neuron Volume 61, Issue 2, 29 January 2009, Pages 168–185 pdf
11.14.2013 Andrei Khilkevich
post SfN
11.21.2013 Sean Trettel
Keegan Hines
Boris Gourévitch and Jos J. Eggermont. Evaluating Information Transfer Between Auditory Cortical Neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology March 2007 vol. 97 no. 3 2533-2543 pdf
11.28.2013 Thanksgiving
12.5.2013 NIPS
12.12.2013 Kijung Yoon
Keegan Hines
Ila Fiete
Robin Hayman, Madeleine A Verriotis, Aleksandar Jovalekic, André A Fenton & Kathryn J Jeffery Anisotropic encoding of three-dimensional space by place cells and grid cells. Nature Neuroscience 14, 1182–1188 (2011) pdf

Spring 2013

Date Presenter and readers Reading
1.23.2013 Il Memming Park
Ila Fiete
Keegan Hines
Chris Eliasmith, Terrence C. Stewart, Xuan Choo, Trevor Bekolay, Travis DeWolf, Yichuan Tang, Daniel Rasmussen. A Large-Scale Model of the Functioning Brain. Science 30 November 2012. Vol. 338 no. 6111 pp. 1202-1205 pdf supplement online videos [blog post]
1.30.2013 Daniel Robles Llana
Ila Fiete
Andrew Tan
Renart A, Jaime de la Rocha , Bartho P, Hollender L, Parga N, Reyes A, Harris KD. The asynchronous state in cortical circuits. Science 29 January 2010. Vol. 327 no. 5965 pp. 587-590 pdf supplement
2.6.2013 Ila Fiete
Daniel Robles Llana
Il Memming Park
P. Berens, A. S. Ecker, S. Gerwinn, A. S. Tolias, and M. Bethge. Reassessing optimal neural population codes with neurometric functions Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 108(11), 4423-4428, 2011 pdf (incl. supplement)
2.13.2013 John Widloski Kenneth Latimer Evan Archer Alireza Soltani, Xiao-Jing Wang. Synaptic computation underlying probabilistic inference Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 13, No. 1. (13 January 2010), pp. 112-119 pdf supplement
2.20.2013 Yongseok Yoo
Keegan Hines
Zoltan Nadasdy
I. Memming Park
Wei Xu, Wade Morishita, Paul S. Buckmaster, Zhiping P. Pang, Robert C. Malenka, Thomas C. Südhof. Distinct Neuronal Coding Schemes in Memory Revealed by Selective Erasure of Fast Synchronous Synaptic Transmission.Neuron, Vol 73(5), 2012 pdf supplement
2.27.2013 Keegan Hines
John Widloski
Karin Knudson
Y. Dabaghian, F. Mémoli, L. Frank, G. Carlsson. A Topological Paradigm for Hippocampal Spatial Map Formation Using Persistent Homology PLoS Computational Biology 8(8) 2012 pdf
3.6.2013 (COSYNE workshop?)
3.13.2013 (spring break)
3.20.2013 Kenneth Latimer
Keegan Hines
Yusuf Ozuysal, Stephen A. Baccus. Linking the Computational Structure of Variance Adaptation to Biophysical Mechanisms Neuron 2012 pdf
3.27.2013 Jonathan Pillow Xue-Xin Wei, Alan Stocker. Efficient coding provides a direct link between prior and likelihood in perceptual Bayesian inference. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 25, NIPS 2012, 1313-1321 pdf
4.3.2013 Johannes Burge Ralf Haefner and Matthias Bethge. Evaluating neuronal codes for inference using Fisher information. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 23, NIPS 2010 pdf
4.10.2013 Zoltan Nadasdy
Kijung Yoon
Ila Fiete
Cristina Domnisoru, Amina A. Kinkhabwala, David W. Tank. Membrane potential dynamics of grid cells. Nature, Vol. 495, No. 7440. (14 March 2013), pp. 199-204 pdf supplement
4.17.2013 Evan Archer
Il Memming Park
W Bialek, I Nemenman, N Tishby. Predictability, complexity and learning.Neural Computation 13, 2409-2463 (2001); physics/0007070 (2000) pdf
4.24.2013 Kijung Yoon Xue-Xin Wei, Jason Prentice, Vijay Balasubramanian. The Sense of Place: Grid Cells in the Brain and the Transcendental Number e arXiv q-bio:1304.0031 pdf
5.1.2013 Karin Kudson
Evan Archer
So K., Ganguly K., Jimenez J., Gastpar M. and Carmena J.M. Redundant information encoding in primary motor cortex during natural and prosthetic motor control. Journal of Computational Neuroscience June 2012, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 555-561 pdf

Fall 2012

Date Presenter and readers Reading
8.29.2012 Ila Fiete
Il Memming Park
Sari Andoni
Division and subtraction by distinct cortical inhibitory networks in vivo.Nathan R. Wilson, Caroline A. Runyan, Forea L. Wang, Mriganka Sur. 2012 Nature pdf
Activation of specific interneurons improves V1 feature selectivity and visual perception. Seung-Hee Lee, Alex C. Kwan, Siyu Zhang, Victoria Phoumthipphavong, John G. Flannery, Sotiris C. Masmanidis, Hiroki Taniguchi, Z. Josh Huang, Feng Zhang, Edward S. Boyden, Karl Deisseroth, Yang Dan. Nature (2012) pdf
9.6.2012 Jonathan Pillow
Keegan Hines
Sari Andori
O. Ozan Koyluoglu
Bayesian just-so stories in psychology and neuroscience. Bowers, Jeffrey S.; Davis, Colin J. Psychological Bulletin, Vol 138(3), May 2012, 389-414. doipdf [comments by Griffiths et al.] [response to comments by Bowers and Davis]
9.13.2012 Il Memming Park
Abhinav Singh
Daniel Robles Llana
Michael Pfeiffer, Manfred Hartbauer, Alexander B. Lang, Wolfgang Maass, Heinrich Römer. Probing Real Sensory Worlds of Receivers with Unsupervised Clustering. PLoS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 6. (6 June 2012), e37354 pdf
9.20.2012 We are revoting for a new time.
9.27.2012 Transition to new day and time
Date Presenter Reading
10.2.2012 Mei-yen Cheng Alberto Bernacchia, Hyojung Seo, Daeyeol Lee, Xiao-Jing Wang. A reservoir of time constants for memory traces in cortical neurons Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 14, No. 3. (13 March 2011), pp. 366-372 pdf
Temporary room change: NHB 2.402
10.9.2012 ?
10.16.2012 SfN
10.23.2012 Kenneth Latimer Xaq Pitkow, Markus Meister. Decorrelation and efficient coding by retinal ganglion cells. Nature Neuroscience 15, 628–635 (2012) pdf
10.30.2012 Sean Trettel Burton, S. D., Ermentrout, G. B., Urban, N. N. Intrinsic heterogeneity in oscillatory dynamics limits correlation-induced neural synchronization. Journal of neurophysiology, (July 2012), 2115–2133. pdf
11.6.2012 Max Snodderly Xutao Kuang, Martina Poletti, Jonathan D. Victor, Michele Rucci. Temporal Encoding of Spatial Information during Active Visual Fixation Current Biology, Volume 22, Issue 6, 510-514, 16 February 2012 pdf
11.13.2012 Keegan Hines Martijn P. van den Heuvel, René S. Kahn, Joaquín Goñi, and Olaf Sporns. High-cost, high-capacity backbone for global brain communication. PNASJuly 10, 2012 vol. 109 no. 28 11372-11377 pdf
11.20.2012 Thanksgiving
11.27.2012 Jonathan Pillow Gregory W Schwartz, Haruhisa Okawa, Felice A Dunn, Josh L Morgan, Daniel Kerschensteiner, Rachel O Wong, Fred Rieke. The spatial structure of a nonlinear receptive field. Nature Neuroscience 15, 1572–1580 (2012) doi:10.1038/nn.3225 pdf
B Vintch, A Zaharia, J A Movshon and E P Simoncelli. Efficient and direct estimation of a neural subunit model for sensory coding. Adv. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), vol.25 2012. pdf
12.4.2012 NIPS

Summer 2012

Date Presenter and readers Reading
6.20.2012 Jacob Yates
Kenneth Latimer
Johannes Burge
Lages, M., & Heron, S. (2010). On the inverse problem of binocular 3D motion perception. PLoS computational biology, 6(11), e1000999–. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000999 pdf
6.27.2012 Jacob Yates
Kenneth Latimer
Johannes Burge
Qiuyan Peng, Bertram E. Shi. The changing disparity energy model Vision Research, Vol. 50, No. 2. (17 January 2010), pp. 181-192, doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.11.012 pdf
7.4.2012 Holiday
7.11.2012 Michael Buice
Daniel Robles Llana
John Widloski
Abe, K., Watanabe, D. (2011). Songbirds possess the spontaneous ability to discriminate syntactic rules. Nature Neuroscience, 14(8), 1067–1074. doi:10.1038/nn.2869 pdf
7.18.2012 Jonathan Pillow
Abhinav Singh
Jacob Yates
Simoncelli, E. P.; Adelson, E. H., Heeger, D. J. Probability Distributions of Optical Flow. Proc Conf on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society, 1991, 310-315
7.25.2012 Cancelled
8.1.2012 Sean Trettel
Il Memming Park
Evan Archer
Cummins, B., Cortez, R., Foppa, I. M., Walbeck, J., Hyman, J. M. (2012). A Spatial Model of Mosquito Host-Seeking Behavior. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(5).
Paul Szyszka, Jacob S. Stierle, Stephanie Biergans, C. Giovanni Galizia, The Speed of Smell: Odor-Object Segregation within Milliseconds. PLoS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 4. (27 April 2012), e36096
8.8.2012 Sean Trettel
Il Memming Park
Evan Archer
Vergassola, M., Villermaux, E., Shraiman, B. I. (2007). “Infotaxis” as a strategy for searching without gradients. Nature, 445(7126), 406–9. pdfsupplement pdf
8.15.2012 Sean Trettel
Kenneth Latimer
Abhinav Singh
Jeffrey M. Beck, Peter E. Latham, Alexandre Pouget. Marginalization in Neural Circuits with Divisive Normalization. Journal of Neuroscience, 26 October 2011, 31(43): 15310-15319 pdf
temporary room: SEA 4.242!
8.22.2012 Sean Trettel
Mei-Yen Chen
Kenneth Latimer
Ohshiro, T., Angelaki, D. E., DeAngelis, G. C. (2011). A Normalization Model of Multisensory Integration. Nature Neuroscience, 14(6), 775-782 pdf
temporary room: SEA 4.242!

Spring 2012

Date Presenter and readers Reading
1.25.2012 Ila Fiete
Jonathan Pillow
Michael Buice
Abhinav Singh
Peter E. Latham, Sheila Nirenberg. Synergy, Redundancy, and Independence in Population Codes, Revisited. The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 25, No. 21. (25 May 2005), pp. 5195-5206. pdf
2.2.2012 Ila Fiete
Jonathan Pillow
Abhinav Singh
Schneidman, Bialek, Berry II. Synergy, Redundancy, and Independence in Population Codes. Journal of Neuroscience, December 17, 2003 23(37):11539 –11553 pdf
2.9.2012 Youngseok Yoo
Michael Buice
O. Ozan Koyluoglu
John Widloski
Chen, B.; Wornell, G.W.; Analog error-correcting codes based on chaotic dynamical systems. IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 46, no. 7, July 1998 pdf
Scott Hayes, Celso Grebogi, Edward Ott. Communicating with Chaos. Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3031–3034 (1993) pdf
2.16.2012 Keegan Hines
Kenneth Latimer
Sari Andoni
Sean Escola, Alfredo Fontanini, Don Katz, Liam Paninski. Hidden Markov Models for the Stimulus-Response Relationships of Multistate Neural Systems. Neural Computation 23, 1071–1132 (2011) pdf
2.22.2012 Bring your own (COSYNE) poster day
2.29.2012 COSYNE
3.7.2012 COSYNE recap
3.14.2012 Spring break
3.21.2012 Dana Ballad
Jonathan Pillow
Michael Buice
Afsheen Afshar, Gopal Santhanam, Byron M. Yu, Stephen I. Ryu, Maneesh Sahani, Krishna V. Shenoy. Single-Trial Neural Correlates of Arm Movement Preparation. Neuron, Volume 71, Issue 3, 555-564, 11 August 2011 pdf
3.28.2012 Jacob Yates
Mary Hayhoe
Il Memming Park
Justin N. J. McManus, Wu Li, Charles D. Gilbert. Adaptive shape processing in primary visual cortex. PNAS, Vol. 108, No. 24. (14 June 2011), pp. 9739-9746, doi:10.1073/pnas.1105855108 pdf
4.4.2012 Kim Luke
Jonathan Pillow
Max Snodderly
Kenneth Latimer
Petri Ala-Laurila, Martin Greschner, E J Chichilnisky and Fred Rieke. Cone photoreceptor contributions to noise and correlations in the retinal output. pp 1309-1316 Nature Neuroscience 2011 pdf
4.11.2012 Andrew Tan
Il Memming Park
Sari Andoni
Toyoizumi T, Abbott LF. Beyond the edge of chaos: amplification and temporal integration by recurrent networks in the chaotic regime. Phys Rev E84:051908, 2011 pdf
4.18.2012 Cancelled
4.25.2012 Ila FIete
Michael Buice
Il Memming Park
Jonathan Pillow
Karl Friston. Hierarchical Models in the Brain. PLoS comp biol. 2008 pdf
5.2.2012 Special Lecture by Shiva Sinha
Location: SEA 5.106
Optimal Visual Motion Estimation in a Natural Environment. abstract

Fall 2011

Date Presenter and readers Reading
9.14.11 Johannes Burge Wilson S. Geisler, Jiri Najemnik, Almon D Ing. “Optimal stimulus encoders for natural tasks.” Journal of Vision, 9(13):17, 1-16, 2009.
Recommended reading: Olshausen BA, and Field DJ. (1996). “Emergence of Simple-Cell Receptive Field Properties by Learning a Sparse Code for Natural Images.” Nature, 381: 607-609.
9.21.11 Bill Geisler Andrew B. Watson, Albert J. Ahumada, Jr. (2005) “A standard model for foveal detection of spatial contrast.” Journal of Vision 5, 717-740.
9.28.11 Il Memming Park Surya Ganguli, James W. Bisley, Jamie D. Roitman, Michael N. Shadlen, Michael E. Goldberg, Kenneth D. Miller. One-Dimensional Dynamics of Attention and Decision Making in LIP. Neuron 58, 15-25, April 10, 2008. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2008.01.038
10.5.11 Jonathan Pillow Ahna R Girshick, Michael S Landy, Eero P Simoncelli. Cardinal rules: visual orientation perception reflects knowledge of environmental statistics. Nature Neuroscience, vol.14(7), pp. 926–932, Jul 2011.
10.12.11 Evan Archer Ganguli, D. and Simoncelli, E.P. Implicit encoding of prior probabilities in optimal neural populations. Advances in neural information processing systems (NIPS) 2011
10.19.11 O. Ozan Koyluoglu Boerlin M, Denève S, 2011 Spike-Based Population Coding and Working Memory. PLoS Comput Biol 7(2): e1001080. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001080
10.26.11 Kenneth Latimer Prescott SA, Sejnowski TJ (2008) Spike-rate coding and spike-time coding are affected oppositely by different adaptation mechanisms. J Neurosci, 28(50):13649-61.
11.2.11 Sari Andoni Brendan K. Murphy, Kenneth D. Miller. Balanced Amplification: A New Mechanism of Selective Amplification of Neural Activity Patterns. Neuron2008
11.9.11 Sean Trettel Erin R. Boykin, Pramod P. Khargonekar, Paul R. Carney, William O. Ogle and Sachin S. Talathi. Detecting effective connectivity in networks of coupled neuronal oscillators. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 2011 DOI: 10.1007/s10827-011-0367-3
11.16.11 SfN
11.23.11 Thanksgiving
11.30.11 John Widloski Máté Lengyel, Jeehyun Kwag, Ole Paulsen, Peter Dayan. Matching storage and recall: hippocampal spike timing?dependent plasticity and phase response curves. Nature Neuroscience, 2005 pdf
12.7.11 Kijung Yoon Field G.D., Gauthier J.L., Sher A., Greschner M., Machado T.A., Jepson L.H., Shlens J., Gunning D.E., Mathieson K., Dabrowski W., Paninski L., Litke A.M., Chichilnisky E.J. Functional connectivity in the retina at the resolution of photoreceptors. Nature 467, 2010 pdf

Summer 2011

Date Presenter and readers Reading
6.8.11 Il Memming Park Olshausen BA, and Field DJ. (1997). “Sparse Coding with an Overcomplete Basis Set: A Strategy Employed by V1?” Vision Research, 37: 3311-3325. pdf
Olshausen BA, and Field DJ. (1996). “Emergence of Simple-Cell Receptive Field Properties by Learning a Sparse Code for Natural Images.” Nature, 381: 607-609. pdf
6.15.11 Joe Corey & Evan Archer Ma, W.J., Beck, J., Latham, P.E. and Pouget, A. Bayesian inference with probabilistic population codes. Nature Neuroscience. 9(11), 1432-1438. 2006 pdf (supp)
6.22.11 Jonathan Pillow Pietro Berkes, Gergo Orban, Mate Lengyel, and Jozsef Fiser. “Spontaneous Cortical Activity Reveals Hallmarks of an Optimal Internal Model of the Environment.” Science 7 January 2011: Vol. 331 no. 6013 pp. 83-87 DOI: 10.1126/science.1195870 pdf
Fiser, J., Berkes, P., Orban, G, and Lengyel, M. (2010). Statistically optimal perception and learning: from behavior to neural representations. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14:3, 119-130. pdf
6.29.11 Kenneth Latimer Arnulf B. A. Graf, Adam Kohn, Mehrdad Jazayeri, J. Anthony Movshon. “Decoding the activity of neuronal populations in macaque primary visual cortex.” Nature Neuroscience, pp. 239-245. pdf (supp)
7.6.11 Ozan Koyluoglu & Yongseok Yoo Barlow, H. B. (1961). Possible principles underlying the transformations of sensory messages. In W. A. Rosenblith (Ed.), Sensory communication (pp. 217–234). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pdf
Barlow, H. B. (2001). Redundancy reduction revisited. Network, 12, 241–253. pdf
Supplementary: C. E. Shannon. (1948). A mathematical theory of communication. Bell System Technical Journal, vol. 27, pp. 379–423 and 623–656, July and October. pdf
7.13.11 Kijung Yoon E. Doi, D. C. Balcan, and M. S. Lewicki, Robust coding over noisy overcomplete channels, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 16 (2): 442-452, 2007. pdf
7.20.11 John Widloski Michael S. Lewicki. Efficient coding of natural sounds, Nature Neuroscience, 5(4): 356-363, 2002. pdf
7.27.11 Michael Buice E. Schneidman, M. J. Berry II, R. Segev, W. Bialek. Weak pairwise correlations imply strongly correlated network states in a neural population. Nature 440, 1007-1012, 2006. pdf
8.3.11 Andrew Tan Xie X and Seung HS. Learning in neural networks by reinforcement of irregular spiking. Phys Rev E, 69:041909, 2004 pdf
8.10.11 Ben Scholl M. Carandini. Amplification of Trial-to-Trial Response Variability by Neurons in Visual Cortex. PLoS, 2(9):1483-1493, 2004. pdf
8.17.11 Sari Andoni Sami El Boustani and Alain Destexhe. Brain dynamics at multiple scales: can one reconcile the apparent low-dimensional chaos of macroscopic variables with the seemingly stochastic behavior of single neurons? International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 20(6) (2010) 1687-1702 pdf
8.23.11 Nicholas Priebe Michael R. DeWeese, Anthony M. Zador. Non-Gaussian Membrane Potential Dynamics Imply Sparse, Synchronous Activity in Auditory Cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience , 22 November 2006, 26(47): 12206-12218 pdf

Spring 2011

Date Presenter and readers Reading
2.09.11 Zoltan Nadasdy “Membrane Potential Synchrony in Primary Visual Cortex during Sensory Stimulation.” Yu & Ferster Neuron (2010). pdf
2.16.11 Josh Widloski “Consciousness as Integrated Information: a Provisional Manifesto.” Tononi G. Biol. Bull. 215: 216-242. (December 2008) pdf
“Integrated Information in Discrete Dynamical Systems: Motivation and Theoretical Framework.” Balduzzi D, Tononi G. PLoS Comput Biol 4(6):e1000091 2008. pdf
2.23.11 Ila Fiete Synapses with short-term plasticity are optimal estimators of presynaptic membrane potentials, Jean-Pascal Pfister, Peter Dayan & Máté Lengyel. Nature Neuroscience 13(10), 2010. pdf
3.02.11 Cosyne
3.09.11 Jonathan Pillow “Cortical Preparatory Activity: Representation of Movement or First Cog in a Dynamical Machine?” Churchland, M.; Cunningham, J.; Kaufman, M.; Ryu, S. & Shenoy, K. Neuron, 2010, 68, 387-400 pdf
3.16.11 spring break
3.23.11 Kenneth Latimer “Gating of Signal Propagation in Spiking Neural Networks by Balanced and Correlated Excitation and Inhibition.” Kremkow J, Aertsen A, Kumar A, J Neurosci (2010). pdf
Recommended reading: “Gating Multiple Signals through Detailed Balance of Excitation and Inhibition in Spiking Networks.” Vogels, T.P. and Abbott, L.F. Nat. Neurosci. (2009)
3.30.11 Evan Archer “Noise correlations improve response fidelity and stimulus encoding.” Cafaro, J. and Rieke, F. Nature, 468 (7326), 964—967, 2010. pdf
4.06.11 Melchi M. Michel Jacobs, A. L., Fridman, G., Douglas, R. M., Alam, N. M. Latham, P. E., Prusky, G. T., & Nirenberg, S., “Ruling out and ruling in neural codes”, PNAS, 106(14), 5936-5941 (2009). pdf
4.13.11 Mijung Park “Real-time adaptive information-theoretic optimization of neurophysiology experiments” J. Lewi, R. Butera, L. Paninski. NIPS 2006. pdf
Extra material: “Sequential Optimal Design of Neurophysiology Experiments”, Jeremy Lewi, Robert Butera, Liam Paninski. Neural Computation 21, 619-687 (2009) pdf
4.20.11 Neda Shahidi “The Neural Basis for Combinatorial Coding in a Cortical Population Response.” L. C. Osborne, S. E. Palmer, S. G. Lisberger & W. Bialek. J. Neurosci (2008) pdf
4.27.11 Joe Corey “Slowness: An Objective for Spike-Timing–Dependent Plasticity?” Sprekeler H, Michaelis C, Wiskott L. PLoS Comput Biol 3(6): e112. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030112 pdf
5.04.11 Michael Buice Soltani A, Wang X-J. “Synaptic computation underlying probabilistic inference.” Nat. Neurosci., 13: 112-119 (2010) pdf

Fall 2010

Date Presenter and readers Reading
9.22.10 Bill Geisler “Modeling the nonlinear local statistics of natural images” (work in progress)
background reading: first 7 pages of Lee, Pedersen & Mumford (2003)
10.13.10 Johannes Burge “Optimal defocus estimation in single natural images” (work in progress)
background reading: “Using Blur to Affect Perceived Distance and Size” Held et al (2010)
10.20.10 Il Memming Park “Latent inputs improve estimates of neural encoding in motor cortex.”
Chase, Schwartz, & Kass. J. Neurosci 30, 13873-13882 (2010). pdf
10.27.10 Dana Ballard “Dual roles for spike signaling in cortical neural populations.”
Ballard & Jehee. manuscript under review.
11.03.10 Nicholas Priebe “Inhibitory Stabilization of the Cortical Network Underlies Visual Surround Suppression.”
Ozeki, Finn, Schaffer, Miller & Fertser. Neuron (2009) pdf
11.10.10 Bill Bosking “Selectivity and Tolerance (“Invariance”) Both Increase as Visual Information Propagates from Cortical Area V4 to IT.” Rust & DiCarlo. J. Neurosci (2010) pdf
11.17.10 Society for Neuroscience
11.24.10 Thanksgiving
12.08.10 Andrew Tan “Very long transients, irregular firing, and chaotic dynamics in networks of randomly connected inhibitory integrate-and-fire neurons.”
Zillmer, Brunel & Hansel. Phys Rev. E (2010) pdf


Spring 2010

Date Presenter and readers Reading
2.03.10 Russ Poldrack Behrens, Woolrich, Walton & Rushworth (2007)
“Learning the value of information in an uncertain world.” Nature Neuroscience 10(9):1214-1221
2.10.10 Vito Ruiz Leopold, O’Toole, Vetter & Blanz (2001)
“Prototype-referenced shape encoding revealed by high-level aftereffects”, Nature Neuroscience 4(1):89-94.
2.17.10 Jonathan Pillow Series, Stocker & Simoncelli (2009)
“Is the homunculus ‘aware’ of sensory adaptation?” Neural Computation 21:3271-3304.
2.24.10 Sarah Rich Sussillo and Abbott (2009)
“Generating Coherent Patterns of Activity from Chaotic Neural Networks” Neuron 63:544-557
3.03.10 COSYNE
3.10.10 Andrew Tan Toyoizumi & Miller 2009
“Equalization of Ocular Dominance Columns Induced by an Activity-Dependent Learning Rule and the Maturation of Inhibition.” J Neurosci 29(20):6514-6525
3.17.10 spring break
3.24.10 visiting speaker Michele Migliore, Yale University School of Medicine.
“How it’s made: a realistic compartmental model from a set of experimental traces.”
location: NMS 1.120
3.31.10 Bas Rokers MacEvoy, Tucker & Fitzpatrick (2009)
“A precise form of divisive suppression supports population coding in the primary visual cortex.” Nature Neuroscience 12(5):637-645
4.07.10 Max Snodderly Chen et al (2009)
“The linearity and selectivity of neuronal responses in awake visual cortex.” Journal of Vision 9(9):1-17
4.14.10 Nicholas Priebe Wang, Spencer, Fellous & Sejnowski (2010)
“Synchrony of Thalamocortical Inputs Maximizes Cortical Reliability.” Science 328(5974): 106-109.
4.21.10 Mary Hayhoe Howard, Ingram, Koerding & Wolpert (2009)
“Statistics of Natural Movements Are Reflected in Motor Errors” J Neurophys 102:1902-1910.
4.28.10 Ila Fiete Harvey, Collman, Dombeck & Tank (2009)
“Intracellular dynamics of hippocampal place cells during virtual navigation.” Nature 461(7266):941-6


Fall 2009

Date Presenter and readers Reading
9.23.09 Melchi Michel Lee & Mumford (2003)
“Hierarchical Bayesian inference in the visual cortex”, J. Opt. Soc. Am.7:1434-1448
9.30.09 Alex Huk Nienborg & Cumming (2009)
“Decision-related activity in sensory neurons reflects more than a neuron’s causal effect.” Nature 459:89-92
10.7.09 Dana Ballard Ballard & Jehee (submitted manuscript)
“Dual Roles for Spike Signaling in Cortical Neural Populations”
10.28.09 Visiting Speaker Liam Paninski in CPS Colloquium (4:00PM, SEA 4.242)
11.4.09 Dasa Zeithamova Alvarez & Squire (1994)
“Memory consolidation and the medial temporal lobe: A simple network model.” PNAS 91:7041-7045
11.11.09 Bill Geisler Geisler, Najemnik & Ing (submitted manuscript)
“Optimal Stimulus Encoders for Natural Tasks”
11.18.09 Mike Mauk Marr (1969)
“A Theory of Cerebellar Cortex.” J. Physiol 202:437-470
11.25.09 Bas Rokers Dumoulin & Wandell (2008), “Population receptive field estimates in human visual cortex” Neuroimage 39:647-660
Amano, Wandell & Dumoulin (2009), “Visual Field Maps, Population Receptive Field Sizes, and Visual Field Coverage in the Human MT+ Complex.” J. Neurophys. 102:2704-2718
12.2.09 Yongseok Yoo Zhang & Sejnowski (1999) “Neuronal Tuning: To Sharpen or Broaden?” Neural Computation 11(1):75-84
Pouget et al (1999) “Narrow Versus Wide Tuning Curves: What’s Best for a Population Code?” Neural Computation 11(1):85-90
Brunel & Nadal (1998) “Mutual Information, Fisher Information, and Population Coding” Neural Computation 10(7):1731-57
12.9.09 Sameet Sreenivasan Wen et al (2009)
“Maximization of the connectivity repertoire as a statistical principle governing the shapes of dendritic arbors ” PNAS 106(30):12536-12541.


Summer 2009

Date Presenter and readers Reading
7.08.09 Ila Fiete Karklin & Lewicki (2009)
“Emergence of complex cell properties by learning to generalize in natural scenes.” Nature, 457: 83-86.
7.15.09 Jonathan Pillow Beck, Ma, Kiani, Hanks, Churchland, Roitman, Shadlen, Latham & Pouget (2008)
“Probabilistic Population Codes for Bayesian Decision Making”
Neuron, 60(6): 1142-1152.
7.22.09 Sari Andoni Mato & Samengo (2008)
“Type I and Type II Neuron Models Are Selectively Driven by Differential Stimulus Features.” Neural Computation, 20(10): 2418-2440.
7.29.09 Andrew Tan Ganguli, Huh & Sompolinsky (2008)
“Memory traces in dynamical systems.” PNAS 105(48):18970-18975