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December 2017

Computational Neuroscience Journal Club – Dhruva Raman (Control Group)

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dhruva Raman will cover: • Modular deconstruction reveals the dynamical and physical building blocks of a locomotion motor program. • Bruno AM, Frost WN, Humphries MD • Neuron (2015) • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25819612 Abstract: The neural substrates of motor programs are only well understood for small, dedicated circuits. Here we investigate how a motor program is constructed within a large network. We imaged populations of neurons in the Aplysia pedal ganglion during execution of a locomotion motor program. We found that the…

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Binocular vision and Autism Spectrum Disorder – Dr Jan Skerswetat, Lecturer in Vision Science at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Vision and Hearing Science, Anglia Ruskin University

December 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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TBC – Professor Andrew Wilson, Cornell University

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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TBC – Professor Andrew Wilson, Cornell University

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Variational inference for some models with Polya-Gamma latent variables and Gaussian process priors – Manfred Opper, TU Berlin

December 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Polson et al have shown that the logistic sigmoidal function can be represented as a mixture of Gaussians with the Polya-Gamma (PG) density as the mixture distribution. This PG augmentation has attracted considerable interest in the machine learning community. I will discuss a simple variational inference approximation for such models with Gaussian (process) priors and discuss applications to classification, Poisson processes and continuous time Ising models. N G Polson, J G Scott and J Windle: Bayesian inference for logistic models…

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Retaining hope in the management of treatment resistant depression – Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams, Professor of Affective Disorders, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

December 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Abstract not available

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January 2018

The role of attachment in cults and radicalization – Dr Alexandra Stein, Mary Ward Centre, London

January 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Attachment theory is a useful lens by which to understand the complex conversion processes experienced by followers of cults and extremist groups. The mechanisms and effects of disorganized attachment can help explain the leadership, structure, ideologies and coercive control (or brainwashing) processes that characterize such groups. The emotional and cognitive effects of these isolating and highly controlling relationships will be discussed. This talk will also suggest that there is an urgent need to develop a public health approach for prevention…

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February 2018

Title to be confirmed – Dr Katy Greenland, Cardiff University (Wales)

February 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Title to be confirmed – Dr John-Paul Taylor, Senior Clincial Lecturer, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Newcastle

February 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Title to be confirmed – Dr Charis Psaltis, University of Cyprus, Nicosia

February 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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