Video Lectures

List of video recordings of past seminars and courses (chronological order)

Hillel Adesnik
Wednesday 18th of November 2015

Hillel Adesnik, UC Berkeley
Unexpected roles for inhibitory circuits in the neocortex (video)
Manuel Lopes
Tuesday 17th of November 2015

Manuel Lopes, INRIA, Bordeaux
Exploration Biases for Task Learning In Machines and Animals (video)
David Zipser
Friday 13th of November 2015

David Zipser, UC Berkeley
Astrocytes (video)
Chelsea Finn and Sergey Levine
Wednesday 04th of November 2015

Chelsea Finn and Sergey Levine, UC Berkeley
Robotic Visuomotor Learning (video)
Garret Kenyon
Friday 30th of October 2015

Garret Kenyon, Los Alamos National Laboratory
A Deconvolutional Competitive Algorithm (DCA) (video)
Laurent Dinh
Wednesday 14th of October 2015

Laurent Dinh, University of Montreal
NICE: Nonlinear Independent Components Estimation (video)
Jennifer Hasler
Tuesday 08th of September 2015

Jennifer Hasler, Georgia Institute of Technology
Building a Large-Scale Neuromorphic Hardware Systems Roadmap (video)
Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
Wednesday 02nd of September 2015

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard, Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Combinatorial Energy Learning for Image Segmentation (video)
Gonzalo Otazu
Wednesday 29th of July 2015

Gonzalo Otazu, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
The Role of Cortical Feedback in Olfactory Processing (video)
Xuexin Wei
Thursday 23rd of July 2015

Xuexin Wei, University of Pennsylvania
Efficient computation in the brain -- two case studies (video)
Lav Varshney
Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

Lav Varshney, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Noise-enhanced associative memory, creativity, and other problems in faulty information processing (video)
Felix Effenberger
Tuesday 21st of July 2015

Felix Effenberger, Max Planck Institute
Discovery of salient low-dimensional dynamical structure in neuronal population activity using Hopfield networks (video)
Jason Yosinski
Friday 29th of May 2015

Jason Yosinski, Cornell University
Training and Understanding Deep Neural Networks for Robotics, Design, and Perception (video)
Dan Butts
Friday 22nd of May 2015

Dan Butts, University of Maryland
Accounting for variability in the awake visual cortex (video)
Harri Valpola
Wednesday 13th of May 2015

Harri Valpola, ZenRobotics Ltd.
Combining supervised and unsupervised learning (video)
Santani Teng
Thursday 07th of May 2015

Santani Teng, MIT
The neural dynamics of Braille letter perception (video)
Alice Parker
Thursday 23rd of April 2015

Alice Parker, USC
The BioRC Biomimetic Real-Time Cortex: Focus on Nonlinear Dendritic Computations (video)
Vivienne Ming
Wednesday 08th of April 2015

Vivienne Ming, Socos, Inc.
From cognitive modeling to labor markets: estimating the economic cost of unrealized human potential (video)
Saeed Saremi
Wednesday 01st of April 2015

Saeed Saremi, Salk Institute
Correlated percolation, fractal dimensions, and scale-invariant distribution of clusters in natural images (video)
Jozsef Fiser
Wednesday 11th of March 2015

Jozsef Fiser, Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University
Sampling: a probabilistic approach to cortical computation, learning, and development (video)
Bill Sprague
Wednesday 04th of March 2015

Bill Sprague, UC Berkeley
V1 disparity tuning and the statistics of disparity in natural viewing (video)
James Cooke
Tuesday 03rd of March 2015

James Cooke, Auditory Neuroscience Group, Oxford University
Neural Circuitry Underlying Contrast Gain Control in Primary Auditory Cortex (video)
Andreas Herz
Tuesday 03rd of March 2015

Andreas Herz, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich
Neural representations of physical space: the benefits of phase precession and multi-scale codes (video)
Steve Chase
Wednesday 25th of February 2015

Steve Chase, Carnegie Mellon University
Internal model mismatch is responsible for the majority of errors in neuroprosthetic control (video)
David Zipser
Friday 20th of February 2015

David Zipser, UC Berkeley
Deconstructing and Reconstructing Vision (video)
Mark Lescroart
Wednesday 11th of February 2015

Mark Lescroart, UC Berkeley
Boundary contours and 3D surfaces: intermediate representations of objects and scenes (video)
Andrew Oxenham
Monday 09th of February 2015

Andrew Oxenham, University of Minnesota
Pitch perception: All in the timing? (video)
Rich Ivry
Wednesday 28th of January 2015

Rich Ivry, Dept. of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Embodied Decision Making: System interactions in sensorimotor adaptation and reinforcement learning (video)
Abraham Peled
Monday 26th of January 2015

Abraham Peled, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Clinical Brain Profiling: A Neuro-Computational Psychiatry (video)
Adrienne Fairhall
Wednesday 21st of January 2015

Adrienne Fairhall, University of Washington
Learning and variability in birdsong (video)
Kevin O'Regan
Wednesday 14th of January 2015

Kevin O'Regan, CNRS - Université Paris Descartes
Using sensorimotor dependencies to understand the nature of perceptual experience and the notion of “body” (video)
Dirk DeRidder
Tuesday 09th of December 2014

Dirk DeRidder, Dundedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand
The Bayesian brain, phantom percepts and brain implants (video)
Christof Koch
Tuesday 02nd of December 2014

Christof Koch, Allen Brain Institute
Consciousness (video)
Alex Huth
Wednesday 12th of November 2014

Alex Huth, Gallant lab, UC Berkeley
Mapping semantic representation in the brain using natural language (video)
Tamara Broderick
Wednesday 15th of October 2014

Tamara Broderick, UC Berkeley
Feature allocations, probability functions, and paintboxes (video)
Siyu Zhang
Wednesday 08th of October 2014

Siyu Zhang, HWNI, UC Berkeley
Long-range and local circuits for top-down modulation of visual cortical processing (video)
Alejandro Bujan
Tuesday 30th of September 2014

Alejandro Bujan, Bernstein Center, University of Freiburg
Propagation and variability of evoked responses: the role of correlated inputs and oscillations. (video)
Alyosha Efros
Wednesday 24th of September 2014

Alyosha Efros, UC Berkeley
Her Majesty the Data (video)
Joint Redwood/ICBS seminar - Gary Marcus
Friday 19th of September 2014

Joint Redwood/ICBS seminar - Gary Marcus, New York University
Computational diversity and the mesoscale organization of the neocortex (video)
Anna Levina
Friday 19th of September 2014

Anna Levina, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Self-organized criticality, criticality without self-organization and self-organization without criticality (video)
Jürgen Schmidhuber
Friday 15th of August 2014

Jürgen Schmidhuber, IDSIA, Switzerland
Formal Theory of Fun and Creativity and Intrinsic Motivation (video)
Georg Martius
Wednesday 06th of August 2014

Georg Martius, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig
Information driven self-organization of robotic behavior (video)
Gautam Agarwal
Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Gautam Agarwal, Redwood Center/UC Berkeley
Unsolved Mysteries of Hippocampal Dynamics (video)
Kelly Clancy
Wednesday 02nd of July 2014

Kelly Clancy, UC Berkeley
Volitional control of neural assemblies in L2/3 of motor and somotosensory cortices (video)
Peter Loxley
Wednesday 25th of June 2014

Peter Loxley, UNM, Los Alamos Campus; and Center for Nonlinear Studies, LANL
The two-dimensional Gabor function adapted to natural image statistics: An analytical model of simple-cell responses in the early visual system (video)
Stuart Hammeroff
Wednesday 11th of June 2014

Stuart Hammeroff, University of Arizona, Tucson
'Tuning the brain’ – Treating mental states through microtubule vibrations (video)
Masataka Watanabe
Wednesday 30th of April 2014

Masataka Watanabe, University of Tokyo
Turing Test for Machine Consciousness and the Chaotic Spatiotemporal Fluctuation Hypothesis (video)
Guisseppe Vitiello
Tuesday 29th of April 2014

Guisseppe Vitiello, University of Salerno
Brain is a dissipative system. Is dissipation in conflict with the observed high effectiveness and reliability of brain functioning? The power law and coherence role in perception (video)
Jochen Braun
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014

Jochen Braun, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
Dynamics of visual perception and collective neural activity (video)
David Pfau
Wednesday 16th of April 2014

David Pfau, Columbia University
Learning Structure in Time Series for Neuroscience and Beyond (video)
Robert G. Smith
Wednesday 26th of March 2014

Robert G. Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Role of Dendritic Computation in the Direction-Selective Circuit of Retina (video)
Richard Axel
Friday 21st of March 2014

Richard Axel, Columbia University
Order from Disorder: Representations of Olfactory Information in the Cortex (video)
Dean Buonomano
Wednesday 19th of March 2014

Dean Buonomano, UCLA
State-dependent Networks: Timing and Computations Based on Neural Dynamics and Short-term Plasticity (video)
Tom Mitchell
Friday 14th of March 2014

Tom Mitchell, Computer Science Dept., Carnegie Mellon University
Neural Representations of Language Meaning (video)
Carlos Portera-Cailliau
Wednesday 12th of March 2014

Carlos Portera-Cailliau, UCLA
Circuit defects in the neocortex of Fmr1 knockout mice (video)
Felix Effenberger
Thursday 06th of March 2014

Felix Effenberger, Max Planck Institut for Mathematics in the Sciences
Self-organization in balanced state networks by STDP and homeostatic plasticity (video)
Alexander Terekhov
Tuesday 25th of February 2014

Alexander Terekhov, Laboratory of Psychology of Perception, Paris Descartes University (Paris 5).
Constructing space: how a naive agent can learn spatial relationships by observing sensorimotor contingencies (video)
Ilya Sutskever
Wednesday 12th of February 2014

Ilya Sutskever, Google
Continuous vector representations for machine translation (video)
David Klein
Wednesday 29th of January 2014

David Klein, Audience, Inc.
Current technological applications in sensory learning (video)
Thomas Martinetz
Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Thomas Martinetz, University of Luebeck
Orthogonal Sparse Coding and Sensing (video)
Kai Siedenburg & Stephen McAdams
Wednesday 11th of December 2013

Kai Siedenburg & Stephen McAdams, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Characterizing Short-Term Memory for Musical Timbre (video)
Zhenwen Dai
Wednesday 04th of December 2013

Zhenwen Dai, FIAS, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
What Are the Invariant Occlusive Components of Image Patches? A Probabilistic Generative Approach (video)
Garrett Kenyon
Wednesday 06th of November 2013

Garrett Kenyon, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Using Locally Competitive Algorithms to Model Top-Down and Lateral Interactions (video)
Oriol Vinyals
Thursday 31st of October 2013

Oriol Vinyals, Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Beyond Deep Learning: Scalable Methods and Models for Learning (video)
Ilya Nemenman
Wednesday 30th of October 2013

Ilya Nemenman, Departments of Physics and Biology, Emory University
Large N in neural data -- expecting the unexpected (video)
Mitya Chklovskii
Tuesday 29th of October 2013

Mitya Chklovskii, Janelia Farm, HHMI
Understanding the building blocks of neural computation: Insights from connectomics and theory (video)
Ekaterina Brocke
Wednesday 09th of October 2013

Ekaterina Brocke, KTH University, Stockholm, Sweden
Multiscale modeling in neuroscience: first steps towards multiscale co-simulation tool development (video)
Ross Gayler
Friday 14th of June 2013

Ross Gayler, PhD in psychology from University of Queensland
VSA: Vector Symbolic Architectures for Cognitive Computing in Neural Networks (video)
Bijan Pesaran
Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

Bijan Pesaran, Center for Neural Science, NYU
Transforming sensory inputs into motor acts: Insights from looking, reaching and speaking (video)
Byron Yu
Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Byron Yu, Carnegie Mellon University
Joint Redwood/CNEP seminar: Internal model estimation for closed-loop brain-computer interfaces (video)
Harel Shouval
Friday 03rd of May 2013

Harel Shouval, UT Houston
What does Weber's law tell us about Neural Tuning Curves? (video)
Tom Dean
Friday 19th of April 2013

Tom Dean, Google
Scalable Neuroscience and the Brain Activity Mapping Project (video)
Wiktor Młynarski
Wednesday 17th of April 2013

Wiktor Młynarski, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Statistical Models of Binaural Sounds (video)
Mounya Elhilali
Tuesday 09th of April 2013

Mounya Elhilali, Johns Hopkins
Attention at the cocktail party: Neural bases and computational strategies for auditory scene analysis (video)
Dale Purves
Wednesday 27th of March 2013

Dale Purves, Duke University
How Visual Evolution Determines What We See (video)
Dolores Bozovic
Wednesday 20th of February 2013

Dolores Bozovic, UCLA
Bifurcations and phase-locking dynamics in the auditory system (video)
Valero Laparra
Thursday 07th of February 2013

Valero Laparra, University of Valencia
Empirical statistical analysis of phases in Gabor filtered natural images (video)
Jenny Read
Wednesday 30th of January 2013

Jenny Read, Newcastle University
Relating neurons to perception in stereo vision (video)
Goren Gordon
Tuesday 29th of January 2013

Goren Gordon, Weizman Institute
Hierarchical Curiosity Loops – Model, Behavior and Robotics (video)
Carlos Brody
Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

Carlos Brody, Princeton University
Neural substrates of decision-making in the rat (video)
Dibyendu Mandal
Monday 14th of January 2013

Dibyendu Mandal, Physics Dept., University of Maryland (Jarzynski group)
An exactly solvable model of Maxwell’s demon (video)
Stuart Hammeroff
Monday 07th of January 2013

Stuart Hammeroff, University of Arizona
Quantum cognition and brain microtubules (video)
Ali Eslami
Friday 14th of December 2012

Ali Eslami, Univ of Edinburgh
Probabilistic models of object shapes (video)
Ian Goodfellow
Wednesday 12th of December 2012

Ian Goodfellow, University of Montreal
Joint Training Deep Boltzmann Machines for Classification (video)
Marius Pachitariu
Monday 10th of December 2012

Marius Pachitariu, Gatsby Institute, University College London
Learning visual motion in recurrent neural networks (video)
Yan Karklin
Friday 30th of November 2012

Yan Karklin, Center for Neural Science, NYU
Efficient coding of images and sounds: Hierarchical processing and
biological constraints (video)
Tom Griffiths
Wednesday 07th of November 2012

Tom Griffiths, UC Berkeley
Identifying human inductive biases (video)
Jonathan Landy
Wednesday 31st of October 2012

Jonathan Landy, UC Santa Barbara
Mean-field replica theory: review of basics and a new approach (video)
Jaimie Sleigh
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012

Jaimie Sleigh, University of Auckland
Is General Anesthesia a failure of cortical information integration? (video)
Sophie Deneve
Monday 08th of October 2012

Sophie Deneve, Laboratoire de Neurosciences cognitives, ENS-INSERM
Balanced spiking networks can implement dynamical systems with predictive coding (video)
Jason Yeatman
Wednesday 26th of September 2012

Jason Yeatman, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
The Development of White Matter and Reading Skills (video)
Lucas Theis
Monday 30th of July 2012

Lucas Theis, Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Tübingen
Hierarchical models of natural images (video)
Jerome Feldman
Wednesday 27th of June 2012

Jerome Feldman, ICSI/Computer Science, UC Berkeley
The Neural Binding Problem(s) (video)
Mitya Chklovskii
Thursday 07th of June 2012

Mitya Chklovskii, HHMI, Janelia Farm
Understanding neural coding (video)
David Sussillo & Valerio Mante
Wednesday 14th of March 2012

David Sussillo & Valerio Mante, Stanford University
Integration and gating of sensory information is achieved by a single cortical circuit with orthogonal mixed representations (video)
David Sivak
Wednesday 07th of March 2012

David Sivak, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Measuring free energy and finding optimal control paths for non-equilibrium systems (video)
Daniel Zoran
Thursday 01st of March 2012

Daniel Zoran, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
From Learning Models of Natural Image Patches to Whole Image Restoration (video)
Heather Read
Wednesday 29th of February 2012

Heather Read, University of Connecticut
Transformation of sparse temporal coding from auditory colliculus and cortex (video)
Elad Schneidman
Wednesday 22nd of February 2012

Elad Schneidman, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Sparse high order interaction networks underlie learnable neural population codes (video)
Aniruddha Das
Tuesday 24th of January 2012

Aniruddha Das, Columbia University
What Hemodynamics can and cannot tell us about neural activity in the brain (video)
Ken Nakayama
Wednesday 11th of January 2012

Ken Nakayama, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Subjective Contours (video)
Austin Roorda
Wednesday 14th of December 2011

Austin Roorda, School of Optometry, UC Berkeley
How the unstable eye sees a stable and moving world (video)
Shinji Nishimoto
Wednesday 26th of October 2011

Shinji Nishimoto, UC Berkeley
Reconstructing visual experiences from brain activity evoked by natural movies. (video)
Susanne Still
Wednesday 05th of October 2011

Susanne Still, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Predictive power, memory and dissipation in learning systems operating far from thermodynamic equilibrium (video)
Moshe Gur
Tuesday 27th of September 2011

Moshe Gur, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
On the unity of perception: How does the brain integrate activity evoked at different cortical loci? (video)
Michael P. Kilgard
Wednesday 21st of September 2011

Michael P. Kilgard, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas
Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease (video)
Kathrin Berkner
Thursday 15th of September 2011

Kathrin Berkner, Ricoh Innovations Inc.
Multi-aperture computational imaging systems for depth, scientific analysis and human perception
Ian Stevenson
Thursday 26th of May 2011

Ian Stevenson, Neuroscience Program, Northwestern University
Explaining tuning curves by estimating interactions between neurons (video)
Bruce Cumming
Wednesday 23rd of March 2011

Bruce Cumming, National Institutes of Health
How the disparity selective neurons adapt to the statistics of the environment (video)
Vladimir Itskov
Wednesday 16th of March 2011

Vladimir Itskov, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Relating structure to function of recurrent networks (video)
Ernst Niebur
Wednesday 26th of January 2011

Ernst Niebur, Johns Hopkins University
Up states are critical, down states are not (video)
Ruth Rosenholtz
Tuesday 25th of January 2011

Ruth Rosenholtz, # Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science and AI Lab, MIT
What your visual system sees where you are not looking (video)
Siwei Lyu
Tuesday 18th of January 2011

Siwei Lyu, Computer Science Department, University at Albany, SUNY
Divisive Normalization as an Efficient Coding Transform: Justification and Evaluation (video)
Claudia Clopath
Wednesday 15th of December 2010

Claudia Clopath, Universite Paris Decartes
Why is connectivity in barrel cortex different from that in visual cortex? - A plasticity model (video)
Jorg Lucke
Monday 13th of December 2010

Jorg Lucke, FIAS
Linear and Non-linear Approaches to Component Extraction and Their Applications to Visual Data (video)
Gadi Geiger
Wednesday 01st of December 2010

Gadi Geiger, MIT
Visual and Auditory Perceptual Modes that Characterize Dyslexics (video)
Dan Butts
Friday 19th of November 2010

Dan Butts, University of Maryland
Common roles of inhibition in visual and auditory processing (video)
Aurel Lazar
Wednesday 10th of November 2010

Aurel Lazar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
Encoding Visual Stimuli with a Population of Hodgkin-Huxley Neurons (video)
Patrick Ruther
Monday 08th of November 2010

Patrick Ruther, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Germany
The NeuroProbes project – Silicon based neural probe arrays interfacing brain tissue on the electrical, chemical and mechanical domain (video)
Alexandre Francois
Wednesday 20th of October 2010

Alexandre Francois, Department of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
Designing and implementing dynamic models of cognitive processes (video)
Vikash Gilja
Wednesday 29th of September 2010

Vikash Gilja, Stanford University
Towards Clinically Viable Neural Prosthetic Systems. (video)
Johannes Burge
Thursday 02nd of September 2010

Johannes Burge, Center for Perceptual Systems, University of Texas, Austin
Optimal defocus estimation in single natural images (video)
Tilke Judd
Friday 23rd of July 2010

Tilke Judd, MIT
Learning to predict where people look (video)
Alan Yuille
Thursday 08th of April 2010

Alan Yuille, UCLA
Recursive Compositional Models for Computational Vision (video)
Felix Biessmann
Friday 26th of March 2010

Felix Biessmann, MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany
CCA based methods for data with non-instantaneous couplings (video)
Geoffrey Hinton
Monday 22nd of March 2010

Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto and Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Deep learning with multiplicative interactions (video)
Harvey Swadlow
Thursday 04th of March 2010

Harvey Swadlow, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut
Brain state and the awake thalamocortical network (video)
Gaute Einevoll
Wednesday 03rd of March 2010

Gaute Einevoll, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
What can we learn from multielectrode recordings of extracellular potentials in the brain? (video)
Gordon Pipa
Wednesday 24th of February 2010

Gordon Pipa, University of Osnabrueck / MPI Frankfurt
Our brain plays Jazz: Information processing in a self-organized and multi-scale system (video)
David Philiponna
Wednesday 27th of January 2010

David Philiponna, Paris
A sensorimotor account of space and colors (video)
Tom Dean
Wednesday 20th of January 2010

Tom Dean, Google
Accelerating Computer Vision and Machine Learning Algorithms with Graphics Processors (video)
Susanne Still
Wednesday 06th of January 2010

Susanne Still, University of Hawaii
Interactive learning (video)
Daniel Graham
Friday 20th of November 2009

Daniel Graham, Dept. of Mathematics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
The Efficient Artist: Statistical Regularities in Art and Their Relationships with Visual Coding (video)
Dan Graham
Wednesday 18th of November 2009

Dan Graham, Dartmouth College
The Packet-Switching Brain: A Hypothesis (video)
Song-Chun Zhu
Thursday 12th of November 2009

Song-Chun Zhu, UCLA
Information Scaling and Perceptual Transitions in Natural Images and Video (video)
Andrea Benucci
Wednesday 28th of October 2009

Andrea Benucci, UCL
Stimulus dependence of the functional connectivity between neurons in primary visual cortex (video)
Anita Schmid
Wednesday 07th of October 2009

Anita Schmid, Weill Cornell Medical College
Subpopulations of neurons in visual area V2 perform differentiation and integration operations in space and time (video)
Horace Barlow
Monday 28th of September 2009

Horace Barlow, University of Cambridge
Symmetry detection in V1 through cross- and auto-correlation (video)
Keith Godfrey
Wednesday 02nd of September 2009

Keith Godfrey, University of Cambridge
Modeling visual system development - a forecast for change? (video)
Ole Jensen
Wednesday 24th of June 2009

Ole Jensen, Donders Institute, University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Shaping functional architecture of the working brain by oscillatory activity (video)
Chris Moore
Monday 01st of June 2009

Chris Moore, MIT
Cortical Dynamics and Perception (video)
Jonathan Victor
Wednesday 27th of May 2009

Jonathan Victor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Understanding the Computations in Primary Visual Cortex: Does Tweaking the Standard Model Suffice? (video)
Jonathan Pillow
Wednesday 20th of May 2009

Jonathan Pillow, University of Texas, Austin
Understanding stimulus coding and correlation in large neural populations (video)
Surya Ganguli
Wednesday 13th of May 2009

Surya Ganguli, UCSF
Origins of short-term memory traces in neuronal networks (video)
Alex Pouget
Wednesday 06th of May 2009

Alex Pouget, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
Probabilistic inferences in neural circuits: from insects to humans (video)
Garrett Stanley
Wednesday 29th of April 2009

Garrett Stanley, Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech & Emory University
Precise Timing in the Neural Population Code (video)
Thomas Serre
Wednesday 22nd of April 2009

Thomas Serre, MIT
Mechanisms of bottom-up and top-down processing in visual perception (video)
Pierre Garrigues
Friday 10th of April 2009

Pierre Garrigues, UC Berkeley
Inference and learning of higher-order structure in sparse coding models of natural images (video)
Laura Walker Renninger
Wednesday 08th of April 2009

Laura Walker Renninger, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Applying information models to explore eye movement behavior in patients with central field loss (video)
Werner Callebaut
Wednesday 01st of April 2009

Werner Callebaut, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria
The dialectics of disunity in the evolutionary synthesis and its extensions (video)
Werner Callebaut
Wednesday 01st of April 2009

Werner Callebaut, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria
Beyond reduction and emergence (video)
Susana Martinez-Conde
Wednesday 25th of March 2009

Susana Martinez-Conde, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Perceptual and physiological effects of fixational microsaccades (video)
Angela Yu
Tuesday 17th of March 2009

Angela Yu, UCSD
Sequential Effects: Irrational Superstition or Adaptive Behavior? (video)
Nabil Bouaouli
Tuesday 10th of March 2009

Nabil Bouaouli, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
Efficient sensory processing could depend on excitation/inhibition balance: A view from change detection (video)
Ben Torben-Nielsen
Friday 06th of March 2009

Ben Torben-Nielsen, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Function shapes structure: Results from optimizing model neurons for performing particular functions (video)
Urs Koster
Thursday 05th of March 2009

Urs Koster, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
Learning Natural Image Structure with a Horizontal Product Model (video)
Lars Kai Hansen
Thursday 22nd of January 2009

Lars Kai Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
Cognitive Component Analysis (video)
Francois Meyer
Wednesday 17th of December 2008

Francois Meyer, University of Colorado, Boulder
From fMRI to Behavior and Back: The Decoding of fMRI Datasets (video)
Giorgio Ascoli
Tuesday 04th of November 2008

Giorgio Ascoli, Molecular Neuroscience Department and Director, Center for Neural Informatics, Structure, and Plasticity, George Mason University
From dendrites to connectomics: computational neuroanatomy, neuroinformatics, and the brain (video)
Rich Zemel
Wednesday 22nd of October 2008

Rich Zemel, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Neural Representations of Dynamic Stimuli (video)
Jim Crutchfield
Wednesday 15th of October 2008

Jim Crutchfield, Complexity Sciences Center, UC Davis
Structure or Noise? (video)
Lena H. Ting
Wednesday 24th of September 2008

Lena H. Ting, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, and Fall 2008 Visiting Miller Professor
Dimensional reduction in motor patterns for balance control (video)
Dan Butts
Wednesday 17th of September 2008

Dan Butts, Institute of Computational Biomedicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Time and visual computation: how precision is generated in the visual pathway (video)
Joshua Vogelstein
Wednesday 13th of August 2008

Joshua Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins
From calcium imaging to spikes, using state-space methods (video)
Bill Bialek
Wednesday 23rd of July 2008

Bill Bialek, Princeton University
Networks, codes, and information flow (video)
Xin Wang
Wednesday 28th of May 2008

Xin Wang, USC
Translation of sensory neural code across the retinothalamic synapse (video)
Xin Wang
Tuesday 27th of May 2008

Xin Wang, USC
Recovering retinal and extraretinal receptive fields of LGN cells (video)
Kwabena Boahen
Wednesday 21st of May 2008

Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University
Neurogrid: Emulating a million neurons in the cortex (video)
Nick Priebe
Wednesday 14th of May 2008

Nick Priebe, University of Texas, Austin
Contrast-invariant orientation tuning in simple cells of visual cortex (video)
Sen Cheng
Monday 28th of April 2008

Sen Cheng, Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, UCSF
How are episodic memories stored in the hippocampus? (video)
Mark Goldman
Wednesday 23rd of April 2008

Mark Goldman, UC Davis
Modeling the mechanisms underlying memory-related neural activity (video)
Ueli Rutishauser
Wednesday 16th of April 2008

Ueli Rutishauser, Caltech
State dependent computation using coupled recurrent networks (video)
Harald Atmanspacher
Tuesday 15th of April 2008

Harald Atmanspacher, Institut fuer Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene e.V.
Contextual emergence of mental states from neurodynamics (note changed time) (video)
Marty Usrey
Wednesday 02nd of April 2008

Marty Usrey, UC Davis
Functional properties of neuronal circuits for vision (video)
Hiroyuki Ito
Monday 24th of March 2008

Hiroyuki Ito, Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto Sangyo University
Dynamics of Spike Synchrony in Cat LGN - high precision, non-Poissonian property and non-stationarity (video)
Dana Ballard
Thursday 20th of March 2008

Dana Ballard, University of Texas, Austin
Towards a model of embodied cognition (video)
Dana Ballard
Wednesday 19th of March 2008

Dana Ballard, University of Texas, Austin
Distributed Synchrony: A Model of Cortical Signaling (video)
Ilana Witten
Wednesday 12th of March 2008

Ilana Witten, Stanford University
Spatial Processing in a Complex Auditory Environment (video)
Peter Robinson
Thursday 06th of March 2008

Peter Robinson, Brain Dynamics Center, Westmead Millenium Institute, Westmead Hospital
Quantitative Modeling of Multiscale Brain Activity (video)
Jean-Philippe Lachaux
Wednesday 27th of February 2008

Jean-Philippe Lachaux, INSERM, Lyon
BrainTV : a novel approach for online mapping of human brain functions (video)
Costa Colbert
Wednesday 20th of February 2008

Costa Colbert, Evolved Machines, Inc. and Dept. of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
Electrophysiological, Optical, and Computational Studies of Dendritic Excitability (video)
Marcelo Magnasco
Wednesday 13th of February 2008

Marcelo Magnasco, Rockefeller University
Sparse time-frequency representations and the neural coding of sound (video)
Pam Reinagel
Wednesday 06th of February 2008

Pam Reinagel, UCSD
Coding in Context: How context influences representation of visual information in the LGN (video)
Kai Miller
Wednesday 30th of January 2008

Kai Miller, University of Washington
Changes in local cortical activity are revealed by a power law in the cortical potential spectrum (video)
Todd S. Horowitz
Friday 30th of November 2007

Todd S. Horowitz, Harvard Medical School
Attention, motion, and trajectories (video)
Geoff Hinton
Tuesday 27th of November 2007

Geoff Hinton, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto
How are error derivatives represented in the brain (video)
Lokendra Shastri
Tuesday 08th of May 2007

Lokendra Shastri, ICSI, UC Berkeley
Micro-circuits of Episodic Memory: Structure Matches Function in the Hippocampal System (video)
Jeff Johnson
Tuesday 24th of April 2007

Jeff Johnson, UC Davis
What does EEG tell us about the timecourse of object recognition? (video)
Steve Waydo
Tuesday 17th of April 2007

Steve Waydo, California Institute of Technology
Sparse Coding in the Human MTL: Experimental Results and Computational Modeling (video)
Jeff Hawkins
Tuesday 20th of March 2007

Jeff Hawkins, Numenta
Hierarchical Temporal Memory:
Biological Mapping to Neocortex and Thalamus (video)
Pietro Perona
Tuesday 06th of March 2007

Pietro Perona, Caltech
An exploration of visual recognition (video)
Hiroki Asari
Thursday 01st of March 2007

Hiroki Asari, Watson School of Biological Sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Sparse Representations for the Cocktail Party Problem (video)
Yair Weiss
Tuesday 20th of February 2007

Yair Weiss, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
What makes a good model of natural images? (video)
Tobi Delbruck
Tuesday 13th of February 2007

Tobi Delbruck, Inst of Neuroinformatics, UNI-ETH Zurich
Building a high-performance event-based silicon retina leads to new ways to compute vision (video)
Giuseppe Vitiello
Tuesday 23rd of January 2007

Giuseppe Vitiello, Department of Physics “E.R.Caianiello”, Salerno University
Relations between many-body physics and nonlinear brain dynamics (video)
Tanya Baker
Tuesday 05th of December 2006

Tanya Baker, U Chicago
What Forest Fires Tell Us About the Brain (video)
Thomas Dean
Tuesday 28th of November 2006

Thomas Dean, Brown University / Google
Learning Invariant Features Using Inertial Priors, or
"Why Google might want to be in the neocortex business?" (video)
Urs Köster
Tuesday 21st of November 2006

Urs Köster, University of Helsinki
Towards Multi-Layer Processing of Natural Images (video)
Andrew D. Straw
Tuesday 14th of November 2006

Andrew D. Straw, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
Closed-Loop, Visually-Based Flight Regulation in a Model Fruit Fly (video)
Mitya Chklovskii
Tuesday 07th of November 2006

Mitya Chklovskii, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
What determines the shape of neuronal arbors? (video)
J. L. McClelland
Tuesday 03rd of October 2006

J. L. McClelland, Mind, Brain & Computation/MBC, Psychology Department, Stanford
Graded constraints in English word forms (video)
Peter Latham
Monday 25th of September 2006

Peter Latham, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Requiem for the spike (video)
Jerry Feldman
Tuesday 19th of September 2006

Jerry Feldman, ICSI, UC Berkeley
From Molecule to Metaphor: Towards a Unified Cognitive Science (video)
Tom Griffiths
Tuesday 05th of September 2006

Tom Griffiths, Psychology/Cogsci, UC Berkeley
Natural Statistics and Human Cognition (video)
Carol Whitney
Tuesday 01st of August 2006

Carol Whitney, U Maryland
What can Visual Word Recognition Tell us about Visual Object Recognition? (video)
Risto Miikkulainen
Tuesday 18th of April 2006

Risto Miikkulainen, University of Texas at Austin
How can a system as complex as the human visual system be constructed? (video)
Charles Anderson
Tuesday 11th of April 2006

Charles Anderson, Washington University School of Medicine
Population Coding in V1 (video)
Charles Anderson
Monday 10th of April 2006

Charles Anderson, Washington University School of Medicine
A Comparison of Neurobiological and Digital Computation (video)
Mate Lengyel
Wednesday 15th of March 2006

Mate Lengyel, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Bayesian model learning in human visual perception (video)
Mate Lengyel
Tuesday 14th of March 2006

Mate Lengyel, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Firing rates and phases in the hippocampus: what are they good for? (video)
Gerard Rinkus
Tuesday 21st of February 2006

Gerard Rinkus, Brandeis University
Hierarchical Sparse Distributed Representations of Sequence Recall and
Recognition (video)
Jack Cowan
Tuesday 14th of February 2006

Jack Cowan, U Chicago
Spontaneous pattern formation in large scale brain activity: what visual migraines and hallucinations tell us about the brain (video)
Erhardth Barth
Tuesday 17th of January 2006

Erhardth Barth, Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics, Luebeck, Germany
Guiding eye movements for better communication (video)
Paul Rhodes
Tuesday 13th of December 2005

Paul Rhodes, Stanford University
Simulations of a thalamocortical column with compartment model cells and dynamic synapses. (video)
Robert Hecht-Nielsen
Tuesday 06th of December 2005

Robert Hecht-Nielsen, Computational Neurobiology, UC San Diego
Debate: "Waves or words in cortex?" -- Part 2: Confabulation Theory (video)
Walter J Freeman
Tuesday 06th of December 2005

Walter J Freeman, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
Debate: "Waves or words in cortex?" -- Part 1: A field-theoretic approach to understanding neocortex (video)
Stanley Klein
Tuesday 29th of November 2005

Stanley Klein, School of Optometry, UC Berkeley and Vision Science and Neuroscience Graduate Groups
Limits of Vision and psychophysical methods (video)