CompNeurosci Lab - Dr Gunnar BLOHM
Reading assignment (Sept 20)
Jonas & Kording's chip paper
Write a 1-page (12pt, single line spacing) essay with your scientifically justified opinion on one specific selected point that the paper makes. Submit a PDF version to me by Sept 26 midnight!
learning project (Sept 27 - Oct 11):
Deneve & Pouget (2004)
Körding & Wolpert (2006)
Probabilities primer (optional)
Project - groups
Deadline for submission: Oct 17, 11:59pm
"Tell me, and I will forget.
Show me, and I may remember.
Involve me, and I will understand."
Lecture (Oct 18):
Introduction to eye movementsSlides
TypesModelling eye movements
Linear systems theoryCoordinating different eye (and head) movements
Modelling the eye (Laplace formalism)
Gaze holding (the neural integrator)
Motor command generation
Problems and solutions
Seminar (Oct 25):
Ghasia, et al. (2008) - Jin B, Hannah L, Ortenc H
Orban de Xivry et al. (2013) - Madeline M, Benjamin C, Patrick N
Lecture (Nov 8):
Adaptation and learning
What is learning?Motor learning
Systems level approachSynaptic plasticity
Hebbian learningLearning in neural networks
Physiology and biophysics
Supervised vs. unsupervised learning
Conditioning and reinforcement learning
Team-based learning project (Nov 8-22):
Diedrichsen, et al. (2010)
Shadmehr & Krakauer (2008)
Project - groups
Deadline for submission: Nov 21, 11:59pm
"Any fool can know.
The point is to understand."
Lecture (Nov 22):
Definition & processesShort-term memory
Long-term vs. short-term memory
Neuronal behaviourMemory theories (long-term)
Link to attention
Associative and auto-associative memoryDisorders
Sparse coding and capacity
Seminar (Nov 29):
Wilson & Linster (2008) - Jae M, Rachel V, Sissi H
Couey, et al. (2013) - Genevieve J, Maximilian S, Nikita O