Seminars

Here we provide a list of seminars organized by the Computational Neuroscience Initiative Basel (CNIB).

Upcoming Seminars

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  • Thu 11 March 2021, 16:00 — Online
    Nicole Rust, UPenn (web site)
    Single-trial image memory
    Abstract: Humans have a remarkable ability to remember the images that they have seen, even after seeing thousands, each only once and only for a few seconds. In this talk, I will describe our recent work focused on the neural mechanisms that support visual familiarity memory. In the first part of the talk, I will describe the correlates of the natural variation with which some images are inherently more memorable than others, both the brain as well as deep neural networks trained to categorize objects. In the second part of the talk, I will describe how these results challenge current proposals about how visual familiarity is signaled in the brain, as well as evidence in support of a novel theory about how familiarity is decoded to drive behavior.

Past Seminars

Years | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

2021

  • Rava da Silveira, ENS Paris and IOB Basel (Tue 16 February 2021)
    Efficient Random Codes in a Shallow Neural Network (details)
  • SueYeon Chung, Columbia University, New York (Tue 19 January 2021)
    Neural manifolds in deep networks and the brain (details)

2020

  • Robert Rosenbaum, University of Notre Dame, Indiana (Tue 15 December 2020)
    Universal Properties of Neuronal Networks with Excitatory-Inhibitory Balance (details)
  • Yoram Burak, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Tue 24 November 2020)
    Linking neural representations of space by grid cells and place cells in the hippocampal formation (details)
  • Nicole Rust, UPenn, USA (Thu 20 August 2020)
    This event was canceled due to ongoing COVID19 situation.
    Note: Joint event with Basel Seminar in Neuroscience
    TBA (details)
  • Mehrdad Jazayeri, MIT, USA (Thu 16 July 2020)
    This event was canceled due to ongoing COVID19 situation.
    Note: Joint event with Basel Seminar in Neuroscience
    TBA (details)
  • Richard Naud, University of Ottawa, Canada (Mon 06 July 2020)
    This event was canceled due to ongoing COVID19 situation.
    Note: This event will be held at a later date.
    TBA (details)
  • Viola Priesemann, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Germany (Mon 22 June 2020)
    Note: This is a virtual talk on Zoom.
    Information flow and spreading dynamics in neural networks and beyond (details)
  • Everton Agnes, University of Oxford, UK (Tue 09 June 2020)
    Note: Hosted on Zoom by Prof. Alex Schier (Biozentrum)
    Flexible, robust, and stable learning with interacting synapses (details)
  • Larry Abbott, Columbia University, USA (Fri 05 June 2020)
    This event was canceled due to ongoing COVID19 situation.
    Note: Joint event with Basel Seminar in Neuroscience
    TBA (details)
  • Peter Dayan, MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Germany (Wed 18 March 2020)
    This event was canceled due to ongoing COVID19 situation.
    Replay and Preplay in Human Planning (details)
  • Nao Uchida, Harvard, USA (Thu 20 February 2020)
    Note: This talk is organized by the FMI students and post-docs.
    A normative perspective on the diversity of dopamine signals (details)

2019

  • Elad Schneidman, Weizmann, Israel (Thu 05 December 2019)
    Learning the code of large neural populations using random projections (details)
  • Wulfram Gerstner, EPFL, Switzerland (Wed 27 November 2019)
    Eligibility traces and three-factor learning rules (details)
  • Emre Neftci, UC Irvine, USA (Wed 13 November 2019)
    Data and power efficient intelligence with neuromorphic hardware (details)