Math, Monkeys, Machines

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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4:00pm to 5:00pm PDT
Vince McGinity
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Stanford Neurosciences Institute
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Math, Monkeys, Machines A new seminar series on theoretical, computational, and systems neuroscience

Each seminar will feature three short presentations by postdocs and grad students from several groups including the Boahen, Moore, Shenoy, Newsome and Ganguli labs. These talks will therefore cover a broad range of topics in mathematical theory of the brain and mind, robotics, neuroengineering, and primate neurophysiology. With this series we aim to establish links across these domains and spark collaborations between the participants. The presentations will be accessible to anyone interested in computational neuroscience, and all are welcome to attend.

Presentation Program for 10/27/14

Chandramouli Chandrasakaran:   "Neural correlates of action choice and reaction time in dorsal premotor cortex"

Diogo Peixoto:   "Single-trial correlates of decision formation in dorsal premotor cortex"

Jascha Sohl-Dickstein:   "Fast large-scale optimization by unifying stochastic gradient and quasi-Newton methods"