About the Seminar
WWTNS is a weekly digital seminar on Zoom targeting the theoretical neuroscience community. Its aim is to be a platform to exchange ideas among theoreticians. Speakers have the occasion to talk about theoretical aspects of their work which cannot be discussed in a setting where the majority of the audience consists of experimentalists. The seminars are 45 min long followed by a discussion and are held on Wednesdays at 5 pm in Western Europe, i.e, 11 am EST. The talks are recorded with authorization of the speaker and are available to everybody on our YouTube channel.
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New York University
July, 14, 2021
Adaptive routing of information in neural circuits
via structured noise
Brains exhibit remarkable adaptability, dynamically refocusing their computational resources to current task demands, but the neural substrate for this flexibility is not fully understood. In this talk I will discuss how low-dimensional structured noise can be used to dynamically route task-specific information across neural populations. Our results combine neural coding theory, data analysis in primate V1 and numerical simulations in artificial neural networks and provide new evidence that there may be computational advantages to having a seemingly ‘noisy’ brain.
First talk of the second WWTNS season
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
I am a theoretical neuroscientist at the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris, France and visiting professor at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. I am mainly interested in the recurrent dynamics in the cortex and
Carl van Vreeswijk
I am a theoretical neuroscientist working at the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris, France. My main interest is the dynamics of recurrent networks of neurons in the sensory system