May 28, 2021 – Drew Linsley

Uncovering the circuit mechanisms that shape contextual phenomena  Neurons in visual cortex are sensitive to context. Neural responses to stimuli presented within their classical receptive fields (CRFs) are modulated by the presence of other stimuli – in their CRF and their surrounding extra-classical receptive field (eCRF). While CRF and eCRF phenomena have been extensively studied […]

May 21, 2021 – Chris Honey

Timescales in Natural and Artificial Intelligence I study how people integrate information over time, as they seek to understand their environment and learn from it. Temporal integration is ubiquitous, because our world unfolds over time: hearing a fragment of sound, we perceive it as part of a mockingbird’s melody; reading one word, we understand it […]

May 7, 2021 – Kohitij Kar

Towards a neurally mechanistic understanding of visual cognition I am interested in developing a neurally mechanistic understanding of how primate brains represent the world through its visual system and how such representations enable a remarkable set of intelligent behaviors. In this talk, I will primarily highlight aspects of my current research that focuses on dissecting […]