Systems Journal Club: Carlos Ponce (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience) – “A probabilistic population code based on neural samples” 

December 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
East McDonnell 3rd floor Conference Room (Medical Campus)

“A probabilistic population code based on neural samples” Shivkumar, et al. NIPS 2018

This paper explores an interesting question about the brain – how do sensory neurons represent probability distributions? Do they represent values over parametric models (like models of orientation in V1), or do they represent direct samples of a probability model of the world?

If you want some background on the debate, the paper hinges on the following:

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The Systems Journal Club has spirited discussions of recent systems neuroscience papers, covering sensory, motor and cognitive issues. We meet at Noon on Fridays in the 3rd floor conference room of East McDonnell. If you have any questions, contact Larry Snyder (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience).

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