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)

E-mail: maass@igi.tugraz.at
Homepage: www.igi.tugraz.at/maass/



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 http://reservoir-computing.org/ ),

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.

Talks

Username: lehre
Password:  to be given in the lectures

9th March, 2009: Talk by Wolfgang Maass

16.3.

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

23.3.
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
Slides

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
Slides

27.4.
Puhr Helmut Wolfgang
J. Hawkins, D. George: Hierarchical Temporal Memory, Concepts, Theory, and Terminology, Numenta, 3/27/2007, PDF
Slides

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

11.5.
Schag Maria
A. Baddeley: Working memory: looking back and looking forward, Nature Rev. Neuroscience, 4, 2003, PDF
Slides

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

18.5.
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
Slides

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

25.5.
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
Slides

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
Slides

3.6.
Schuch Klaus
P. Tiesinga, J.-M. Fellous, T.J. Sejnowski: Regulation of spike timing in visual cortical circuits, Nature Rev. Neuroscience, 9, 2008, PDF
Slides

Neumann Gerhard
Combining modules of movement, Slides

8.6.
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
Slides

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

10.6.
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
Slides

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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