CBS Brain Science Seminar Series(CBSS)
Dr. Guangyu Robert Yang

Dr. Guangyu Robert Yang, MIT


Monday, December 5, 2022, 9:00–10:30 (JST) (Dec. 4, 2022, 19:00–20:30 EST)


Towards multi-system network models for cognitive neuroscience

Artificial neural networks can be useful for studying brain functions. In cognitive neuroscience, recurrent neural networks are often used to model cognitive functions. I will first offer my opinion on what is missing in the classical use of recurrent neural networks. Then I will discuss two lines of ongoing efforts in our group to move beyond the classical recurrent neural networks by studying multi-system neural networks (the talk will focus on two-system networks). These are networks that combine modules for several neural systems, such as vision, audition, prefrontal, hippocampal systems. I will showcase how multi-system networks can potentially be constrained by experimental data in fundamental ways and at scale.

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