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1. Speaker(s) of the Day


WEEK 1

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Helen Barbas




John Doyle





Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Luis Bettencourt





Albert Compte







Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Scott Grafton




Paul Verschure


A short statement on the Distributed Adaptive Control architecture
(DAC). DAC is a theory of how the ental features of brains emerge out
of a tightly coupled multi-layer architecture. In this paper we
elucidate a novel non-neuronal feedback loop that acts between
behavioral and perceptual learning.


Cortical circuits are characterized by dense local connectivity. It is
not clear what the functional consequences are of this anatomical
feature and available suggestions propose a role in gain control. Here
we propose that the functional consequence of this structural feature
is the rapid compression of stimulus induced spatio-temporal dynamics
into a, so called, temporal population code.


If we assume that the neo-cortical sheet is uniform could we generate
a physiologically plausible perceptual hierarchy using just a few
computational principles. This paper shows that the statistical
principles of smoothness and de-correlation would suffice to generate
a ventral visual pathway for a synthetic agent.


The DAC architecture proposes that the representational primitives of
action planning are, so called, sensori-motor couplets. Thus the brain
follow this principle. In this paper we show that the convergence of
inputs from the lateral and medial entorhinal cortex onto the dentate
gyrus provides exactly this kind of integrated encoding. In addition
we show that with a mixing factor of .3 we can account for the, so
called, rate remapping, a new encoding scheme that has been recently
demonstrated. See also:




One way to test brain theory is in the clinic. The Rehabilitation
Gaming System described in this paper applies the DAC framework in the
domain of stroke rehabilitation. In this paper we show that our
virtual reality based approach is more effective in inducing
functional recovery in acute stroke patients as compared to current
best clinical practice.



Review paper

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Jonathan Victor

This is a review article on retina and lateral geniculate nucleus

These papers are on V1 and V2 responses to two-dimensional Hermite functions



The theory behind the two-dimensional Hermites

This is about high-order statistics of natural scenes


This is about scale-dependent correlations among V1 neurons




Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Helen Mayberg




Tony Prescott





WEEK 2

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Architecture, Constraints, Behavior and Your Brain (and Zombies)

John Doyle

Please see the "Doylelicious Thoughts of the Day" page for further details.



Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Mitya Chklovskii






Jin Hyung Lee




Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

David Kleinfield



Partha Mitra




Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Kathy Rockland





Mark Goldman




Friday, July 29th, 2011

Mitra Hartmann


Richard Murray

Pascal Grange



2. Technical Papers







3. General Papers

"What goes wrong when we age"










4. Control theory references


5. More papers....

Martin2011arXiv.pdf (a general paper: a survey article on SVDs and generalizations)
Porter2009NoticesAMS.pdf (a general paper: a survey article on community structure in networks)