Q&A: Machine Learning, Big Data and Neuroscience Originally inspired by the brain, artificial neural networks have revolutionized modern computing. Now neuroscientists are turning these techniques back on the brain.
Recurrent Connections Improve Neural Network Models of Vision By Grace Lindsay Two new papers highlight how researchers are using artificial neural networks to both better understand and control the visual system.
From the bioRxiv: A Selection of Recently Posted Papers from SCGB Investigators and Others Each month, SCGB scans the bioRxiv for interesting papers from the SCGB community and beyond.
Predicting Neural Dynamics from Neural Connectivity By Emily Singer A new mathematical framework aims to decipher how the structure of a neural network shapes the activity patterns it creates.
Q&A: New Tracking Techniques Reveal Unexpected Social Behaviors Are two pups playing or fighting? The answer is not always clear, but new automated methods can characterize social interactions in a more quantifiable way than ever before.
Grid Cells Encode Both Meaning and Position By Grace Lindsay Locations linked to reward get special representations in the brain, new research suggests.