December 13, 2019 Friday Lunch Seminar
12:15 〜 13:00
CiNet 1F Conference Room
“Dual stochasticity of cortex provides a biologically-plausible learning with the most efficient coding”
Host PI: Naoki Wakamiya
Abstract: Stochastic activities are ubiquitous in the cortex; Synapses evolves with large fluctuation and neurons generate irregular spike trains. Previous studies have revealed the advantages of these stochastic behaviors. However, the relationship and synergy of them remain elusive. Here we present a simple framework that consistently explains various experimental findings of the cortex including stochastic activities of neurons and synapses. We derive a biologically-plausible learning algorithm from the framework and show that the learning enables the cortex to realize the most efficient coding.
About CiNet’s Friday Lunch Seminars:
The Friday Lunch Seminar is CiNet’s main regular meeting series, held every week at 12:15 in the beautiful main lecture theatre on the ground floor at CiNet. The talks are typically 40mins long and orientated towards an inter-disciplinary audience. They are informal, social, and most people bring their own lunch to eat during the talk. They are open to anyone who is feeling curious and wants to come, regardless of where you work.