Seminars

Date
Title
Speaker
Location
12:00 pm

Optimal sensors in random environments

Sarah Marzen

560 Evans

The efficient coding hypothesis has revolutionized theoretical neuroscience.  I would argue that it is best understood using rate-distortion theory.  I use rate-distortion theory to inspire a simple model of sensory adaptation.  In randomly drawn, fluctuating environments, this model suggests that neurogenesis in sensory regions is unnecessary and predicts that biological sensors are poised to just barely confuse “minimal confounds” in the environment.

12:00 pm

TBD

Juergen Jost

560 Evans

TBD