Seminar Computational Intelligence C (708.113)

WS 2006

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 October 10, 2006 every Tuesday, 14.00 - 17.00 p.m.

Content of the seminar:

We will discuss in this seminar review papers and research results on two topics:

1. Computing and learning in dynamical systems (including models for circuits in the brain) with spontaneous activity

2. Learning methods in robotics.

Those among the papers listed below that are not publicly available, can be found in our
pdf-archive (students who are not working at our institute can get a copy
from Angelika Zehetner


27.11.2006  Florian Hackenberger
Programmable Central Pattern Generators
Presentation: PDF

12.12.2006  Klaus Schuch
Does the 1/f  frequency scaling of brain signals reflect self-organized critical states?
Presentation: PDF

14.12.2006  Philipp Glatz
Echo State Networks with Leaky Integrator Neurons
Presentation: PDF

16.01.2007  Dejan Pecevski
Optimality Model of Unsupervised Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity: Synaptic Memory and Weight Distribution
Presentation: PDF

23.01.2007  Stefan Klampfl
Slowness: An Objective for Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity?
Presentation: PDF


C. Bédard, H. Kröger, and A. Destexhe. Does the 1/f frequency scaling of brain signals reflect self-organized critical states?
Physical Review Letters, 2006. in press.

G. Buzsaki and A. Draguhn. Neuronal oscillations in cortical networks.
Science, 304(5679):1926-1929, 2004.

A. Destexhe and D. Contreras. Neuronal computations with stochastic network states.
Science, 2006. in press

J. Fiser, C. Chiu, and M. Weliky. Small modulation of ongoing cortical dynamics by sensory input during natural vision.
Nature, 431:573-583, 2004

F. W. Ohl, H. Scheich, and W. J. Freeman. Change in pattern of ongoing cortical activity with auditory category learning.
Nature, 412(6848):694-694, 2001

J.-P. Pfister and W. Gerstner. Triplets of Spikes in a Model of Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity.
J. Neurosci., 26: 9673 - 9682, 2006

T. Toyoizumi, J.-P. Pfister, K. Aihara, and W. Gerstner. Optimality Model of Unsupervised Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity: 
Synaptic Memory and Weight Distribution, Neural Computation, to appear, 2006

R. Yuste and R. Urban. Dendritic spines and linear networks. Journal of Physiology - Paris, 98:479-486, 2004

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