Seminar Computational Intelligence A (708.111)

SS 2009

Institut für Grundlagen der Informationsverarbeitung (708)

Lecturer: O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maass

Office hours: by appointment (via e-mail)


Location: IGI-seminar room, Inffeldgasse 16b/I, 8010 Graz
Date: starting from March 2, 2009 every Monday, 16.15 - 18.00 p.m.

Content of the seminar:

In this seminar we will focus this semester on models for top-level control of behaving systems.
The concrete incentive for that comes from our proposed contribution to the ORGANIC project

(see ),

where we want to develop neural-system based models for procedural rules, as needed for syntactical
processing of spoken language. But it turns out, that this problem cannot be separated from problems
related to neural implementations of memory and use of memory for problem solving. Hence we need
to get an overview of the most important concrete models for that too.


Username: lehre
Password:  to be given in the lectures

9th March, 2009: Talk by Wolfgang Maass


Büsing Lars
J. R. Anderson et al.: An intergrated theory of mind, Psycholog. Review, 111(4), 1036-1060, 2004, PDF

Hörzer Gregor
C. Leibold, R. Kempter: Memory Capacity for Sequences in a Recurrent Network with Biological Constraints, Neural Computation, 18(4), 904-941, 2006, PDF

Legenstein Robert
Improvement of memory capacity via branch strength potentation, Slides

Häusler Stefan
T. E. Hazy, M. J. Frank and R. C. O'Reilly: Towards an executive without a homuculus: computational models of the prefrontal cortex/basal ganglia system, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 2007, PDF

Puhr Helmut Wolfgang
J. Hawkins, D. George: Hierarchical Temporal Memory, Concepts, Theory, and Terminology, Numenta, 3/27/2007, PDF

Stadler Martin
P.W. Frankland, B. Bontempi: The organization of recent and remote memories, Nat. Rev. Neuroscience, 6(2), 119-30, 2005, PDF

Schag Maria
A. Baddeley: Working memory: looking back and looking forward, Nature Rev. Neuroscience, 4, 2003, PDF

Zeleznik Roman
G. Mongillo, O. Barak, M. Tsodyks: Synaptic Theory of Working Memory, Science, 319, 2008, PDF

Gsenger Othmar
C. Clopath, L. Ziegler, E. Vasilaki, L. Büsing, W. Gerstner: Tag-Trigger-Consolidation: A Model of Early
and Late Long-Term-Potentiation and Depression, PLOS Computational Biology, 4(12), 2008, PDF

Unterberger Roland
W.C. Abraham: Metaplasticity: tuning synapses and networks for plasticity, Nature Rev. Neuroscience, 9, 2008, PDF

Steinegger Michael
M. Botvinick: Multilevel structure in behaviour and in the brain: a model of Fuster’s hirarchy, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 362, 1615-1626, 2007, PDF

Hernandez Perea Ivan
D.R. Euston, M. Tatsuno, B.L. McNaughton: Fast-Forward Playback of Recent Memory Sequences in Prefrontal Cortex During Sleep, Science, 318, 1147-1150, 2007, PDF

Tomescu Oana
J.N. Wood, J. Grafman: Human Prefrontal Cortex: Processing and Representational Perspectives, Nat. Rev. Neuroscience, 4(2), 139-47, 2003, PDF

Schuch Klaus
P. Tiesinga, J.-M. Fellous, T.J. Sejnowski: Regulation of spike timing in visual cortical circuits, Nature Rev. Neuroscience, 9, 2008, PDF

Neumann Gerhard
Combining modules of movement, Slides

Kappel David
M. Iacoboni, M. Dapretto: The mirror neuron system and the consequences of its dysfunction, Nature Rev. Neuroscience, 7(12), 942-951, 2006, PDF

Pecevski Dejan
E. Vasilaki, R. Urbanczik, W. Senn, W. Gerstner: Spike-based Reinforcement Learning in Continuous State and Action Space, Abstract

Klampfl Stefan
Koechlin E, Summerfield C. An information theoretical approach to prefrontal executive function. Trends Cogn Sci. 2007 Jun;11(6):229-35. Epub 2007, PDF

Dal Pra Sarah
P. K. Kuhl: Early language acquisition: cracking the speech codes. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 5, 831-843, 2004, PDF


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