Cybernetic Seminar

Internationally known guests present topics that are of general interest - also for colleagues from other scientific fields. Each seminar if followed by a reception, which provides direct access to the speakers in an informal setting.

Time: Every Friday 11:00 a.m.
Place: TBA

To receive the talk announcements please send an Email to the contact persons to the left.

When peripheral vision is refractory to predictions, extrapolation and memory effects

Brain-inspired Multimodal Deep-Learning

Brain-inspired Multimodal Deep-Learning

Sensory Consequences of Visual Actions

Analysis and modeling of sleep and circadian rhythms

Cybernetic Seminar

Learning to see stuff

Working memory and episodic long-term memory

Building computational phenotypes of latent psychopathological dimensions

Circuit Mechanisms for Dynamic Acoustic Communication

Real-world scene perception and search from foveal to peripheral vision

Functional Imaging of the Human Brain: A Window into the Architecture of the Mind

  • Date: Oct 14, 2022
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Nancy Kanwisher
  • Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Eric Schulz (Alexander Kipnis)

Clustering and generalization of abstract structures in reinforcement learning and musicality

Doing for our robots what nature did for us

Cognitive tools for uncovering useful abstractions

Getting rid of bias in decision making

A neural model of task compositionality with natural language instructions

From continuous streams to segmented units: Understanding how events structure cognition and memory

Functional ultrasound imaging during behavior

Amygdala circuitry in reward learning & decision making

  • Date: Apr 11, 2022
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Kate Wassum
  • Professor, Wenzel/Jeffrey Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience, UCLA; Department of Psychology, Brain Research Institute, Integrative Center for Learning & Memory, Integrative Center for Addictive Disorders
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Peter Dayan (Philipp Schwartenbeck)

Dissecting the neural processes supporting perceptual learning

  • Date: Mar 28, 2022
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Wu Li
  • State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Zhaoping Li (Jinyou Zou)

Dynamics of visual cognition: A spatio-temporally resolved and algorithmically explicit account

  • Date: Feb 28, 2022
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Radek Cichy
  • Neural Dynamics of Visual Cognition Group, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Eric Schulz (Alexander Kipnis)

Attention to visual motion: shaping sensation into perception

  • Date: Feb 21, 2022
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Stefan Treue
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, Goettingen, Germany
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Zhaoping Li (Jinyou Zou)

Controversial stimuli: Optimizing experiments to adjudicate among computational hypotheses

Inhibitory connectivity and computations in olfaction

“Mind reading” with brain scanners: Facts versus science fiction

  • Date: Nov 22, 2021
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: John-Dylan Haynes
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Chair for Theory and Analysis of Large Scale Brain Signals; Director of Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Eric Schulz (Alexander Kipnis)

A Motor Theory of Sleep Control

Rastermap: Extracting structure from high dimensional neural data

Visualizing the multi-scale complexity of the brain

  • Date: Oct 11, 2021
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Guo-Qiang Bi, PhD
  • School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China & Center for Brain Information, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Jinyou Zou

Cellular and Molecular basis of protein-specific appetite

  • Date: Sep 27, 2021
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Qili Liu
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Lilian de Sardenberg Schmid

The role of motion in localizing objects

  • Date: Sep 13, 2021
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Patrick Cavanagh
  • Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Glendon College & Research Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Research, Dartmouth College
  • Location: Zoom

Non-invasive control using Sonogenetics

  • Date: Jul 19, 2021
  • Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Sreekanth Chalasani
  • Associate Professor, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • Location: Zoom

Stereo vision in humans and insects

  • Date: Jul 5, 2021
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Jenny Read
  • Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
  • Location: Zoom

A statistical theory of cold-posteriors, semi-supervised learning and out-of-distribution detection

  • Date: Jun 21, 2021
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Laurence Aitchison
  • Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning and Computational Neuroscience, University of Bristol, UK
  • Location: Zoom

Knowledge partitioning in humans and neural networks

  • Date: Jun 7, 2021
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Christopher Summerfield
  • Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
  • Location: Zoom

Deep meta-learning

  • Date: May 10, 2021
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Matthew Botvinick
  • Director of Neuroscience Research, Team Lead in AI Research, DeepMind & Honorary Professor, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
  • Location: Zoom
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