Computational Neuroeconomics and Neuroscience
Time and location
|Wed, 15:00-16:30||Room: BLU-304|
This seminar covers a broad variety of mathematical and statistical methods used in contemporary computational neuroscience and neuroeconomics. The presentations range from teaching sessions on mathematical foundations of these methods to discussions of recent publications and ongoing research projects on computational modelling. Topics are chosen in advance and in accordance with the participants' interests and the availability of internal and external speakers. We will examine each topic for several weeks, starting with an overview of the standard knowledge in the field and gradually progressing to state-of-the-art developments in subsequent sessions. Examples of recent and upcoming topics are: free energy and the brain, classification, variational Bayesian methods and model selection. The presentation style is informal and educational. Whiteboard presentations are preferred and the main emphasis is on interaction among the participants for the purpose of developing and discussing new ideas.
If you wish to attend this course, please send an e-mail with your name, address, telephone number, and student ID number (Matrikelnummer) to Tamara Herz.
Please send your suggestions for the course schedule or any feedback to Lars Kasper.
|10-02-2010||Introduction to Bayesian statistics||Variational Bayesian methods||Christoph Mathys|
|17-02-2010||No meeting (due to SPM course)|
|Variational optimization of the free
energy under the mean field approximation
|Variational Bayesian methods||Christoph Mathys|
|03-03-2010||The Laplace approximation||Variational Bayesian methods||Christoph Mathys|
|10-03-2010||A combined oculomotor and learning paradigm for high-resolution brainstem fMRI||Project presentation||Lars Kasper|
|Examples of variational calculus and Lagrange multipliers||Variational Bayesian methods||Christoph Mathys|
|24-03-2010||High risk for schizophrenia||Project presentation||Susanne Neufang
(Parmenides Foundation, Munich)
|14-04-2010||Computational models of path integration||Project presentation||Frederike Petzschner (Munich/Würzburg)|
|21-04-2010||Computational models of perceptual learning in the roving oddball paradigm||Falk Lieder|
|05-05-2010||Project presentation||Arko Ghosh & Christian Ruff|
|12-05-2010||Examples of variational calculus and Lagrange multipliers (cont.)||Variational Bayesian methods||Christoph Mathys|
|Various project presentations|
|Connectomics Tools - ConnectomeViewer and ConnectomeWiki||Project Presentation||Stephan Gerhard (EPFL & UNIL-CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland)|