Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm (ET) or 3:00-4:30pm (PT)
Virtual zoom link: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/95387878416?pwd=V2VmZ1M0dlYycUEzRGdodXhiYzVxdz09
If you’d like to be added to the email list, please e-mail your respective organizer(s) for your instituition. For MIT/Harvard, contact Sugandha Sharmam, Michael Happ or Fernanda De La Torre. For Stanford, contact Linnie Jiang or Javier Weddington. All are welcome.
Let’s make a great journal club! Each club will be 50-60 minutes of presentation (expect questions) and 30 minutes of discussion.
Please read the paper before choosing, plan for 50-60 minutes of presenting, and follow these tips: presentation_checklist.pdf
Note that there is a chance that the author of the paper you are presenting is in the audience.
Current Meetings (Spring 2021)
|Date||Time||Theme||Presenting institution||Presenter||Reading Materials|
|March 10||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Theory||Berkeley||Ankit Kumar||
Transition to chaos in random neuronal networks
Kadmon, Sompolinsky (arXiv 2015)
|March 17||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Theory||MIT||Akshay Rangamani||
Brain computation by assemblies of neurons
(Papadimitriou et al., 2020)
|March 31||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Theory||MIT||Andrzej Banburski||Neural Collapse and Minority Collapse in Training Neural Networks (Papyan & Dohono,2020) (Fang et al.,2021)|
|April 7||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Theory||Stanford||Brandon Benson||Dynamics of Sparsely Connected Networks of Excitatory and Inhibitory Spiking Neurons (Brunel, 1999)|
|April 14||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Perception||Stanford||Javier C Weddington and Josh Melander||
The dynamic neural code of the retina for natural scenes
|April 21||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Perception||Stanford||Austin Kuo||
Stimulus vignetting and orientation selectivity in human visual cortex
|April 28||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Perception||MIT||Vinayak Agarwal||
The primacy of behavioral research for understanding the brain
|May 12||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Reinforcement Learning||MIT||Gal Raz||Learning in Social Environments with Curious Neural Agents|
|May 26||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Reinforcement Learning||Stanford||Merve Cerit||Social Influence as Intrinsic Motivation for Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning|
|June 2||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Deep Learning/Biological Neural Nets||Stanford||Marianne Reddan||TBD|
|June 9||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Deep Learning / Biological Neural Nets||Harvard||Shanshan Quin||Dynamics of drifting receptive fields during noisy representation learning.|
|June 16||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Deep Learning / Biological Neural Nets||Stanford||Gabriela Basel||TBD|
|June 23||6-7:30pm (ET), 3-4:30pm (PT)||Deep Learning / Biological Neural Nets||Stanford||Grace Huckins||Explanatory models in neuroscience: Part 1 -- taking mechanistic abstraction seriously Explanatory models in neuroscience: Part 2 -- constraint-based intelligibility|
|Date||Time||Presenting institution||Presenter||Reading Materials||Zoom Link|
|Oct 14,2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||MIT/Harvard||Dar Gilboa||
Deep Networks and the Multiple Manifold Problem
Buchanan, Gilboa, Wright (arXiv 2020)
|Oct 21,2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||Princeton||Misha Tsodyks||
Fundamental law of memory recall.
Naim, Katkov, Romani, Tsodyks (Physical Review Letters 2020) And if time, an older paper: Verbal context and the recall of meaningful material.
Miller and Selfridge (American J of Psych 1950)
|Oct 28, 2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||Stanford||Gabrielle Gutierrez, PhD||
Nonlinear convergence preserves information
Gutierrez, Rieke, and Shea-Brown (bioRxiv 2020)
|Nov 4, 2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||MIT/Harvard||Wenhao Zhang||Inference and Representation in Circuit based Population Codes||View Recording Here!!|
|Nov 11, 2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||Princeton||Kamesh Krishnamurthy||
Theory of gating in recurrent neural networks.
Krishnamurthy, Can, Schwab (arXiv 2020)
|Nov 18, 2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||Stanford||Tianmin Shu, PhD||
Adventures in Flatland: Perceiving Social Interactions Under Physical Dynamics
Tianmin Shu, Marta Kryven, Tomer D. Ullman2, Joshua B. Tenenbaum (bioRxiv 2020)
|Watch Recording Here!!|
|Nov 25, 2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||MIT/Harvard||Martin Schrimpf|| Integrative Benchmarking to Advance Neural Models of Vision and Language
|Watch Recording Here!|
|Dec 2, 2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||Princeton||Simon Segert||
A general model of hippocampal and dorsal striatal learning and decision making.
Geerts, Chersi, Stachenfeld, Burgess (PNAS 2020)
|Dec 9, 2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||Stanford||Jan Lui, PhD||
Differential encoding in prefrontal cortex projection neuron classes across cognitive tasks.
Lui et. al. (BioRxiv 2020)
|Dec 16, 2020||3-4:30pm (ET), 12-1:30pm (PT)||MIT/Harvard||Leo Kozachkov|| How do neural networks do the same thing twice?
|View recorded talk here!|