Computational Learning and Memory Group Welcome Trust Investigator Award

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The brain has a remarkable capacity to learn continuously about the environment and to use this knowledge flexibly to make predictions and guide its future decisions. Our group studies learning and memory from computational, algorithmic/representational and neurobiological viewpoints. We also maintain an active interest in the possible computational functions of neural oscillations, particularly those present in the hippocampus and neocortex.

Computationally and algorithmically, we use ideas from Bayesian approaches to statistical inference and reinforcement learning to characterize the goals and mechanisms of learning in terms of normative principles and behavioral results. We also perform dynamical systems analyses of reduced biophysical models to understand the mapping of these mechanisms into cellular and network models.

We collaborate very closely with experimental neuroscience groups, doing in vitro intracellular recordings, multi-unit recordings in behaving animals, and human psychophysical and fMRI experiments.
Computational Learning and Memory Lab


07 / 09 / 18 commentary piece on probabilistic population codes accepted at TINS
05 / 09 / 18 paper about the theory of natural gradients in deep neural networks accepted at NIPS
21 / 08 / 18 paper about how nonlinear dendrites are ultimately linear accepted at Neuron
27 / 07 / 18 Máté Lengyel receives 6-year Wellcome Trust Investigator Award
12 / 04 / 18 paper about the dynamical regime of sensory cortex accepted at Neuron
26 / 03 / 18 we are awarded an HFSP Programme Grant, in collaboration with the Orbán, Singer, and Golshani labs
19 / 03 / 18 Máté Lengyel is elected a Senior Research Fellow at Churchill College (with effect from October)
23 / 08 / 17 review on predictive coding and Bayesian inference in the brain accepted at Curr Opin Neurobiol
08 / 06 / 17 Máté Lengyel is promoted to Professor from October, 2017
01 / 12 / 16 Máté Lengyel receives 5-year ERC Consolidator Grant to work on cognitive tomography
15 / 09 / 16 paper about a sampling-based cortical representation of uncertainty in press at Neuron
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