Course Schedule

 

Course Schedule

The following is a tentative schedule for the Fall 2016 semester.

Date

Speaker

Title

Readings

9/8

Tomaso Poggio

(CBMM Module 1)

Aspects of a Computational Theory of Intelligence

1) Interview Demis Hassabis - The Verge 

  2) "Neuroscience-Inspired AI" - Hassabis et al. - Neuron (2017)  

3) CBMM Grant Proposal

9/15

Jim DiCarlo

(CBMM Module 1)

Reverse engineering primate visual intelligence

1) How Does the Brain Solve Visual Object Recognition? - DiCarlo et al. - Neuron (2012) 

2) Using goal-driven deep learning models to understand sensory cortex - Yamins & DiCarlo - Nature Neuroscience (2016)

9/22

Margaret Livingstone

(CBMM Module 1)

Functional Modules: what good are they and how do we get them?  

1) Seeing faces is necessary for face-domain formation - Arcaro et al. - Nature Neurosc. (2017)

9/29

STUDENT HOLIDAY - No Class

10/6

Bob Desimone

(CBMM Module 2)

Attention

1) A Soruce for Feature-based Attention in the Prefrontal Cortex - Bichot et al. - Neuron (2015)

2) Object decoding with attention in inferior temporal cortex - Zhang et al. - PNAS (2011)

10/13

Nancy Kanwisher

(CBMM Module 3)

The Functional Architecture of Human Intelligence

1) Functional neuroanatomy of intuitive physical inference - Fischer et al. - PNAS (2016)

2) Perceiving social interactions in the posterior superior temporal sulcus - Isik et al. - PNAS (2017)

3) (optional) The Quest for the FFA and Where It Led - Kanwisher - The Journal of Neuroscience (2017)

10/20

Josh Tenenbaum

(CBMM Module 3)

Computational Models of Cognition

1) Building Machines That Learn and Think Like People - Lake et al. - Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2016)

2) How to Grow a Mind: Statistics, Structure, and Abstraction - Tenenbaum et al. - Science (2011)

3) Mind Games: Game Engines as an Architecture for Intuitive Physics - Ullman et al. - Trends in Cognitive Science (2017)

10/27

Gabriel Kreiman

(CBMM Module 2)

The Brain's Operating System

1) There’s Waldo! A Normalization Model of Visual Search Predicts Single  - Miconi et al. - Cerebral Cortex (2015)

11/3

Andrei Barbu

(CBMM Module 4)

TBA

1) Seeing What You’re Told: Sentence-Guided Activity Recognition In Video - Siddharth et al. - CVPR (2014)

11/10

VETERANS DAY - No Class

11/17

Shimon Ullman

(CBMM Module 2, 3 and 4)

TBA

1) Atoms of recognition in human and computer vision - Ullman et al. - PNAS (2016)

2) From simple innate biases to complex visual concepts - Ullman et al. - PNAS (2012) 

11/20 Deadline: Project topic

11/24

THANKSGIVING -  No Class

11/30 Deadline: Submission of the report Or Communication Lab appointment

12/1

Guy Ben-Yosef

(CBMM Module 1 and 4) 

&

Xavier Boix

(CBMM Module 1 and 2)

TBA

 

12/8

Presentations And Extended report deadline if there was an appointment with the Communication Lab

 

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