CompNeurosci Lab - Dr Gunnar BLOHM
Reading assignment (Sept 19)
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 25 midnight!
learning project (Sept 26 - Oct 9):
Deneve & Pouget (2004)
Körding & Wolpert (2006)
Probabilities primer (optional)
Project - groups
Deadline for submission: Oct 9, 11:59pm
"Tell me, and I will forget.
Show me, and I may remember.
Involve me, and I will understand."
Lecture (Oct 17):
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 24):
Ghasia, et al. (2008) -
Orban de Xivry et al. (2013) -
Lecture (Nov 7):
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 7-20):
Diedrichsen, et al. (2010)
Shadmehr & Krakauer (2008)
Project - groups
Deadline for submission: Nov 20, 11:59pm
"Any fool can know.
The point is to understand."
Lecture (Nov 21):
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 28):
Wilson & Linster (2008) -
Couey, et al. (2013) -