Theoretical Neuroscience Journal Club
Organizer: Jean-Marc Fellous
(The current page can be found here)
Note: You will find here the PDF of the current journal club paper(s) only. The papers from the previous journal clubs can be accessed through the PubMed links.
Meetings are every other Thursdays at 5pm, in room 402 in the Mathematics Building.
- Thursday April 24th, 2008: Decision Making (Mike, ??, Michael mentoring)
The primary paper is: Inhibitory control by an integral feedback signal in prefrontal cortex: a model of discrimination between sequential stimuli. Miller P, Wang XJ (2006). <Link> <PDF>.
Background readings are :
- Flexible Control of Mutual Inhibition: A Neural Model of Two-Interval Discrimination. Machens et al 2005. <PDF>
- Probabilistic Decision Making by Slow Reverberation in Cortical Circuits. XJ Wang (2002). <PDF>.
- Thursday March 27th, 2008: Fly vision (Misha, ??, Chuck mentoring)
The primary paper is: Fast-scale adaptive changes of directional tuning in fly tangential cells are explained by a static nonlinearity (Neri, 2007). <Link>.
- Thursday March 6th, 2008: Spatial navigation (Zaneta + Mei presenting, Kevin mentoring)
The primary paper is: Triangular lattice neurons may implement an advanced numeral system to precisely encode rat
position over large ranges (Burak et. al. 2006) <Link>
- Thursday Feb 21th, 2008: Vision and locomotion (Rachel and David presenting, Tony mentoring)
The primary paper is: Optic flow is used to control human walking (Warren et al. 2001) <Link>.
Background reading is: Understanding the roles of vision in the control of human locomotion (Patla 1997). <Link>
- Thursday Feb 7th, 2008: How to model neurons (Nadia and Ben presenting, Jean-Marc mentoring)
The primary paper is : Which model to use for cortical spiking neurons? (E. Izhikevich) <Link>.
Also note that Dr Izhikevich will be visiting UA on Feb 4th (host is Kevin Lin), and will give a seminar. Make sure to attend!
Links of interest:
Thinking too complicated? Neuronal activity is far more predictable than assumed.
- Thursday Jan 24th, 2008, 5pm, Room 402, Mathematics building.
Organizational meeting. Bring your calendar!
- A very quick tour of some of the main facts of the brain. a 'primer on the brain and nervous system', put out by the Society for Neuroscience.
- Very simple (yet mostly correct!) presentation of the major facts about the brain. Yes, it is for kids, but don't be ashamed... it's really useful!
Past Journal Clubs