Inference and prediction in neocortical circuits
September 21 to September 24, 2003
American Institute of Mathematics,
Palo Alto, California
Jeff Hawkins and Bruno Olshausen
This workshop This workshop, sponsored by AIM, the NSF, and the Redwood Neuroscience
Institute (RNI) will be devoted to working toward an understanding of
inference and prediction in neocortical circuits.
The cerebral cortex is responsible for most of our conscious
experience, yet we remain largely ignorant of the principles
underlying its function despite progress on many fronts of
neuroscience. The principal reason for this is not a lack of data,
but rather the absence of a solid theoretical framework for motivating
experiments and interpreting findings. The purpose of this workshop
is to bring together mathematicians, statisticians, computer
scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists in order to work towards
a theoretical framework for neocortical function.
Material from the workshop
A list of participants.
How does human vision make good perceptual guesses about objects?
Anatomical Substrates for Functional Responses of Neurons in the Primate Visual Cerebral Cortex
Breakthroughs in Brain Computing
A saliency map in primary visual cortex
Different Functional Roles of Feedback and Horizontal Connnections
Helmholtz Inference in Early Vision Areas
Neural Mechanisms of Perceptual Inference
Synaptic Integration in the Early Visual Pathway
Resonance Prediction and Priors
Notes from Breakout Session I
Notes from Breakout Session II
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.
A list of open problems.