Theoretical Neuroscience Journal Club
Organizers: Tony Lewis and Ann Revill
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 2pm, in room 320 in the Mathematics Building.
- And to finish on a high note, an interesting paper to ponder about during the summer!
Theoretical Neuroscience Rising. Abbott L.F. Neuron 60(3):489-495, 2008. <PubMedLink><PDF>.
- Thursday April 30th: David
Modelling general anaesthesia as a first-order phase transition in the cortex Moira L. Steyn-Rossa, D.A. Steyn-Ross, J.W. Sleigh, 2004. <PubMedLink>.
- Thursday April 8th: TBD
The minimum information principle and its application to neural code analysis. Globerson et. al. 2008. <PubMedLink>
Supporting paper(s): Information Theory Review. Quiroga and Panzeri 2009. <PDF>
and more information on information theory.
- Thursday, Feb 26th: Aaron Beyerlein
A universal model for spike-frequency adaptation. BendaJ Hertz AV. Neural computation 2003. <PubMedLink>
Spike frequency adaptation: Phenomenological model and experimental tests. Benda et al, 2001. <PDF>
Supporting paper(s): Spike frequency adaptation generates intensity invariance in a primary auditory interneuron. Benda et al. 2008. <PubMedLink>
- Thursday, Feb 12th: Ian Fasel
Efficient Auditory Coding, Smith and Lewicki, Nature 2006. <PubMed Link>
Supporting paper(s): Efficient coding of time-relative structure using spikes, Smith and Lewicki, Neural Computation, 2005. <PubMed Link>
- Monday, Jan 26th: Organizational meeting
- 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!
The Fall 2008 page can be found here
The Spring 2008 page can be found here