Prof. Timothy Behrens

University of Oxford
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Abstraction and inference in the prefrontal hippocampal circuitry

Abstract:
The cellular representations and computations that allow rodents to navigate in space have been described with beautiful precision. In this talk, I will show that some of these same computations can be found in humans doing tasks that appear very different from spatial navigation. I will describe some theory that allows us to think about spatial and non-spatial problems in the same framework, and I will try to use this theory to give a new perspective on the beautiful spatial computations that inspired it. The overall goal of this work is to find a framework where we can talk about complicated non-spatial inference problems with the same precision that is only currently available in space.

Seminar Date & Time:

November 19th, 2020
14:00 (IST)
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