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Interaction with the world requires an organism to transform sensory signals into representations in which behaviorally meaningful properties of the environment are made explicit. These representations are derived through cascades of neuronal ...
The Trolley Problem
Daniel Rockmore - Professor of Mathematics, William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science, Director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Dartmouth College - discusses, how do we program moral philosophy and values?
Humans are remarkably adept at interpreting the gaze direction of other individuals in their surroundings. This skill is at the core of the ability to engage in joint visual attention, which is essential for establishing social interactions. ...
Figure 1 from CBMM Memo No. 58
The paper reviews and extends an emerging body of theoretical results on deep learning including the conditions under which it can be exponentially better than shallow learning. ...
Science Supplement Dec. 16, 2016
[December 16, 2016] Read Prof. Tomaso Poggio's article in the lastest Supplement to Science - Brain-Inspired intelligent robotics: The intersection of robotics and neuroscience - discussing the integral part multiple disciplines working together.
We systematically explored a spectrum of normalization algorithms related to Batch Normalization (BN) and propose a generalized formulation that simultaneously solves two major limitations of BN: (1) online learning and (2) recurrent learning.
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Why are human inferences sometimes remarkably close to the Bayesian ideal and other times systematically biased? One notable instance of this discrepancy is that tasks where the candidate hypotheses are explicitly available result ...
Sestri Levante, Italy - photo: Kris Brewer
Recordings of the lectures from June 2016's BMM Workshop in Sestri Levante, Italy are now being uploaded to the website. Eight (8) videos are available now with more coming soon.
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We present a study on two key characteristics of human syntactic annotations: anchoring and agreement.
Prof. Winrich Freiwald wins Columbia University’s 2016 W. Alden Spencer Award
The prize, given by Columbia University, recognizes outstanding research contributions in the field of neuroscience.
October 7, 2013 - 3 years-ago today, the Boston Globe published a front page article announcing the formation of the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines.
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The Pioneer Award supports individual scientists of "exceptional creativity, who propose pioneering and transforming approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research."
Deadline abstract submission on October 28, 2016 - AAAI Symposium on Science of Intelligence: Computational Principles of Natural and Artificial Intelligence Organized by the Center for Brains Minds and Machines Dates: 27-29 March 2017 Place: Stanford U.
Visual Cortex and Deep Networks: Learning Invariant Representations
Tomaso A. Poggio and Fabio Anselmi released a new book in the field of Computational Neuroscience published through The MIT Press last week.