The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain hosts a postdoc-focused NYC-area group meeting every other month to bring together postdocs interested in neural coding and dynamics, to discuss ideas and data.
The speakers this month are:
Columbia University, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Laboratories of Liam Paninski and John Cunningham
Localized semi-nonnegative matrix factorization (LocaNMF) of widefield calcium imaging data
Columbia University, Laboratory of Richard Axel
The role of olfactory landmarks in place cell formation and navigation
Mikio C. Aoi, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University (Pillow Lab)
Low-dimensional, dynamic encoding in prefrontal cortex during decision-making
Daisuke Hattori, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University (Abbott & Axel Labs)
Representations of novelty and familiarity in a mushroom body compartment
Kanaka Rajan, Biophysics Theory Fellow, Lewis-Sigler Institute, Princeton University
Recurrent network models of evidence accumulation
Michel A. Picardo, Postdoc, Neuroscience institute, New York University
Population-level representation of a temporal sequence underlying song production in the zebra finch
Ashok Litwin-Kumar, Postdoc, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University
Optimal connectivity for random and learned neural representations
Antonio H. Lara, Postdoc, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University
Conservation of neural events during cue-initiated, self-initiated and quasi-automatic reaches
Matthew Kaufman, Churchland Lab, Cold Spring Harbor
Mapping mouse cortex with spontaneous correlations in calcium imaging.
Athena Akrami, Brody Lab, Princeton
Parametric working memory - trial history vs. incoming sensory inputs.