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MIT/ILP Calendar Event

Unmarring the Perceptron: Lessons in Cerebellar Computing from Fish and Flies

March 20, 2017, 4 PM

Overview

Larry Abbott
Columbia University

Abstract:
Recent advances in our understanding of the anatomy and function of cerebellar-like circuits in fish and flies illuminate a form of neural computation resembling the classic perceptron, famous in machine learning and MIT history. I will use these results to explain puzzling features of cerebellar computation, including random and sparse synaptic connectivity, and discuss why cerebellar and cortical computing strategies are so different.

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Building 46, Room 3002

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For more information contact: Naomi Berkowitz
email: naomiber@mit.edu