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Computational Neuroscience Seminars

We are running a bi-weekly journal club series (mostly during term time) with occasional additional talks by external speakers. The location is usually CBL Seminar Room #438.

Upcoming events are listed below, for more information (e.g. past talks) see web page at talks.cam where you can also subscribe for e-mail alerts.

For further information and to subscribe for e-mail announcements please contact Guillaume Hennequin.

For past talks see the archive.

Courses & Workshops

For regularly taught course see the teaching page.

Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, 9-29 August 2015 (+preschool: 5-7 August), Lisbon, Portugal

Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
3-30 August 2014, Frankfurt, Germany

Noise correlations in the cortex: Quantification, origins, and functional significance
Cosyne Workshop
3 March 2014, Snowbird, UT, USA

Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience
Mathematical Research and Conference Center, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
28 July - 24 August 2013, Będlewo, Poland

Dendritic computation in neural circuits
Cosyne Workshop
5 March 2013, Snowbird, UT, USA

Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience
Mathematical Research and Conference Center, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
30 July - 24 August 2012, Będlewo, Poland

Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience
Mathematical Research and Conference Center, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
1-26 August, 2011, Będlewo, Poland

Brains and Minds: the Perceptual and Computational Bases of Higher Cognitive Processes
CEU Summer University
27 June - 1 July, 2011, Budapest, Hungary

Advances in Statistical Inference in the Visual Cortex
Central European University
12-13 July 2010, Budapest, Hungary

Beliefs and Decisions: of Minds and Machines
CEU Summer University
5-9 July 2010, Budapest, Hungary

The Sampling Hypothesis: Relating Neural Variability to Perception and Learning
Cosyne Workshop
2 March 2010, Snowbird, UT, USA

Normative Electrophysiology
NIPS Workshop
11 December 2009, Whistler, BC, Canada

Memory and Mind: Learning and Representing Structures in the Brain and Mind
CEU Summer University
22-26 June 2009, Budapest, Hungary

Hippocampus and Navigation
Programme Gulbenkian Champalimaud Neuroscience
32 March - 4 April 2008, Oeiras, Portugal

Statistical Inference in the Visual Cortex
Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study
12-13 June 2007, Budapest, Hungary

Computing with Spikes
Cosyne Workshop
10 March 2006, The Canyons, USA

Talks by Lab Members

Yan Wu: Sparse distributed population codes of context support sequence disambiguation
Cosyne, main meeting
5-8 March 2015, Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Máté Lengyel: Dendritic nonlinearities support efficient spike-based computations in cortical circuits
Gordon Research Conference on Dendrites: Molecules, Structure & Function
16 March 2015, Ventura Beach Marriott. Ventura, CA, USA

Máté Lengyel: TBA
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL
8 May 2015, London, UK

Máté Lengyel: TBA
Annual Meeting of the Memory Disorders Research Society
8-10 September 2015, Cambridge UK

Máté Lengyel: Neural network models of hippocampal memory
Wigner Colloqium, Wigner Institute
6 January 2015, Budapest, Hungary

Dylan Festa: Analog Memories in a Balanced Rate-Based Network of E-I Neurons
NIPS, main meeting
9 December 2014, Montréal, Canada

Guillaume Hennequin: Fast but not furious: sampling-based inference in balanced neuronal networks
HBP Workshop on Stochastic Neural Computation, European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience
28 November 2014, Paris, France

Máté Lengyel: On the role of time in perceptual decision making: probabilistic sampling vs evidence integration
HBP Workshop on Stochastic Neural Computation, European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience
27 November 2014, Paris, France

Máté Lengyel: Sampling-based representation of uncertainty: neural and behavioural evidence
Research Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics, University of Birmingham
13 November 2014, Birmingham, UK

Máté Lengyel: Dendritic nonlinearities are tuned 
for efficient spike-based computations 
in cortical circuits
Institute for Science and Technology, Austria
25 September 2014, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Máté Lengyel: Priors: of ferret and men
Max Planck UCL Centre Symposium and Advanced Course on Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
9 September 2014, Schloss Rinberg, Bavaria, Germany

Máté Lengyel: Short-term synaptic plasticity and 
dendritic non-linearities 
support spike-based communication 
in the nervous system
Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, University of Edinburgh
27 May 2014, Edinburgh, UK

Máté Lengyel: Bayesian priors: of ferrets and men
Translational Neuromodeling Unit, ETH & University of Zürich
20 May 2014, Zürich, Switzerland

Máté Lengyel: On priors: of ferret and men
OCCAM 2014 Meeting
9 May 2014, Osnabrück, Germany

Máté Lengyel: Short-term synaptic plasticity and 
dendritic non-linearities 
support spike-based communication 
in the nervous system
Biomathematics Group, Imperial College
29 April 2014, London, UK

Máté Lengyel: The sampling hypothesis:
 relating neural variability & dynamics to probabilistic representations & algorithms in the visual cortex
Cosyne Workshop on Noise correlations in the cortex
3 March 2014, Snowbird, UT, USA

Máté Lengyel: All for one and one for all
: single-cell properties in the service of circuit-level computations
Foster talk, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
16 January 2014, Cambridge, UK

Máté Lengyel: Associative memories in 
recurrent cortical networks
Friedrich Miescher Institute
11 November 2013, Basel, Switzerland

Máté Lengyel: Dendritic nonlinearities 
reflect adaptation to the 
statistics of synaptic inputs
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
30 October 2013, Frankfurt, Germany

Máté Lengyel: Probabilistic computations in the brain
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
29 October 2013, Frankfurt, Germany

Máté Lengyel: The sampling hypothesis: relating neural variability, spontaneous activity, 
and probabilistic representations in the visual cortex
Workshop on Dynamics of cortical and cortical subcortical circuits: Interaction between theory and experiments
13 June 2013, HHMI Janelia Farm, Ashburn, VA, USA

Máté Lengyel: Memory recall in neural circuits as probabilistic inference
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
17 May 2013, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, UK

Cristina Savin: Two is better than one: distinct roles for familiarity and recollection in retrieving palimpsest memories
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
17 May 2013, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, UK

Máté Lengyel: Probabilistic inference in neural circuits: taming monsters and other tales
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
8 May 2013, London, UK

Máté Lengyel: Internal models: of ferrets and men
University of Sheffield
29 April 2013, Sheffield, UK

Cristina Savin: Hippocampal adaptations for efficient memory recall: from single synapses to behaviour
talk at Janelia
15 March 2013, Janelia Farm Research Campus, USA

Cristina Savin: Decoding from correlated signals: the case of autoassociative memory recall
talk at the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University
12 March 2013, Columbia University, New York, USA

Cristina Savin: Similarity between spontaneous and sensory-evoked activity does suggest learning in the cortex
talk in the Simoncelli lab, at NYU
11 March 2013, NYU, New York, USA

Balázs Ujfalussy: Computations in recurrent circuits with non-linear dendrites
Dendritic computation in neural circuits, Cosyne Workshop
5 March 2013, 18:30, Snowbird, UT, USA

Balázs Ujfalussy: Feed-forward inhibition in hippocampal microcircuits: adaptation to spike-based computation
Cosyne, main meeting
2 March 2013, Marriott Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Cristina Savin: Two is better than one: a dual system for memory recall
Cambridge Memory Meeting
21 February 2013, Cambridge, UK

Máté Lengyel: The sampling hypothesis: A Bayesian view on cortical development
Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development
12 January 2013, Budapest, Hungary

Máté Lengyel: Normative neurophysiology
Wellcome Trust Researchers' Meeting
8 November 2012, Wellcome Trust, London, UK

Máté Lengyel: The sampling hypothesis: relating neural variability, spontaneous activity, and probabilistic representations in the visual cortex
Neural Computation: From Perception to Cognitive Function
30 October 2012, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany

Cristina Savin: Circuit- and systems- level contribution to efficient memory recall in the hippocampus
5 October 2012, invited talk at ICoNeT PhD Conference, Freiburg, Germany.

Máté Lengyel: Computational modelling of synaptic function
UCL and Max Planck Institute Advanced Summer School on Computational Psychiatry and Aging Research
18 September 2012, Schloss Rinberg, Bavaria, Germany

Máté Lengyel: Internal models: of ferrets and men
Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience
13 September 2012, Munich, Germany

Máté Lengyel: Matching storage and recall: memory processing in neural circuits
White Nights of Computational Neuroscience 2012
11 June 2012, St Petersburg, Russia

Máté Lengyel: Internal models: of ferret and men
Computational Foundations of Perception and Action
12 June 2012, 12.40pm, Meliora Hall, Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester, 500 Joseph C Wilson Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642

Máté Lengyel: Internal models: of ferret and men
Bristol Decision Making Group
10 May 2012, 1pm, Bristol, UK

Máté Lengyel: Internal models: of ferret and men
University of Warwick
26 April 2012, 4pm, Warwick, UK

Máté Lengyel: The powers and perils of Bayesian inference in the brain: perception, learning, and decision making
Central European University
17 April 2012, 9:30am, Central European University, Cognitive Science Department, Rm G15, 30-34 Frankel Leo ut, Budapest, Hungary

DJ Strouse (with Rich Turner): The Information Bottleneck Method
Microsoft Research Cambridge, Machine Learning Group
12 and 19 April 2012, 10-11am, Roger Needham Building, 7 JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge, UK

Máté Lengyel: Active dendrites: Adaptation to spike-based communication
Workshop on Dendrites: Substrates for Information Processing
19 March 2012, HHMI Janelia Farm, Ashburn, VA, USA

Cristina Savin: Recalling palimpsest memories: from single synapses to behaviour
22 February 2012, talk at the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Máté Lengyel: Internal models of the brain: from behaviour to neural representations
University of Sussex
20 February 2012, 4pm, Brighton, UK

Máté Lengyel: Neural variability and the representation of uncertainty in the visual cortex
University of Manchester
7 December 2011, 4pm, Manchester, UK

Máté Lengyel: The morning after: the consequences of synaptic plasticity for memory retrieval
Workshop on Learning and Plasticity
10 November 2011, 9am, Centre International de Rencontres Mathematiques, Marseille, France

Máté Lengyel: The morning after: the consequences of synaptic plasticity for memory retrieval
Budapest Machine Learning Forum
17 October 2011, 8.30am, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Máté Lengyel: Neuronal biophysics: optimised for information processing
8th European Biophysics Congress
24 August, Budapest, Hungary

Máté Lengyel: Statistical optimality in the nervous system: from synapses to population codes
Oxford University Cortex Club
28 April 2011, 4:00pm, Oxford, UK

Máté Lengyel: Information bottlenecks and their remedies in neural computation
Mathematical Neuroscience 2011
13 April 2011, 9:45am, ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA, UK

Cristina Savin: Storing and recalling memories with metaplastic synapses
Synaptic plasticity across multiple time scales, Cosyne Workshop
1 March 2011, afternoon session (4:30-7:30pm), The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, UT, USA

Máté Lengyel: The powers and perils of Bayesian inference in the brain: learning, memory, and decision making
Integrating perception, action and learning through natural goal directed behavior, Cosyne Workshop
1 March 2011, afternoon session (4:30-7:30pm), The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, UT, USA

Gergő Orbán: Sampling in the visual cortex: explaining (away) neural variability and spontaneous activity
Cosyne, main meeting
26 February 2011, 4:45pm, Marriott Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

For selected previous talks, see also arrowrightPresentations.

 
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