Overview

Mission Statement

How intelligence and behavior emerge from complex and intricate interactions within the brain remain important and unsolved mysteries in modern science. This is an exciting time. In the last decade, we have seen rapid progress in experimental tools that now make it possible to monitor and manipulate brain circuits in unprecedented detail. This is also a confusing time. Neuroscientists are lost in the jungles of brain structures and dynamics. Mathematical theory is now pivotal to bring new insights, guide experiments, and identify unifying concepts and principles of brain function. Following rapid progress and development in neurotechnologies and trend in modern brain theory, we will explore the relationship between brain structure, dynamics, and function; introduce experimental tools that allow us to monitor and manipulate nervous system at unprecedented detail; as well as theoretical ideas that identify unifying concepts and candidate principles. We will focus on certain kind of questions that are favored from a physicist standard point of view. Special topics may include efficient representation of information in early sensory system, wiring optimization in neural circuit, dynamics in recurrent neural networks, fine tuning and homeostasis, memory, as well as noise and chaos in neuronal systems.

Computational Neuroscience Course

Our Computational Neuroscience Course is a two-semester course for USTC biophysics students.
The first semester will cover some basic materials, and the second semester will introduce more advanced topics for undergraduate and graduate students.

Time & Place

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Friday
Place: 208 (baidu maps)
Check the Meetings table below for the location of the next meeting.

Rules

Every attendant should read the paper before JC.
Every attendant must ask at least one question during JC.
The presenter must try to answer every question.

Meetings

Below is the upcoming journal club, as well as all prior meetings. .

Date Presenter Reading Location
2020/10/09, 4:00pm

Pinjie LI

Differential Emergence and Stability of Sensory and Temporal Representations in Context-Specific Hippocampal Sequences Jiannis Taxidis, Eftychios A. Pnevmatikakis, Conor C. Dorian, Kian D. Samadian, Emily A. Hoffberg, Peyman Golshani (link)

DingTalk APP or 429

2020/09/25, 3:30pm

Chen SHEN

From Whole-Brain Data to Functional Circuit Models: The Zebrafish Optomotor Response Eva A. Naumann, James E. Fitzgerald, Timothy W. Dunn, Jason Rihel, Haim Sompolinsky, Florian Engert (link)

DingTalk APP or 429

2020/09/18, 4:00pm

Yuming CHAI

Value-guided remapping of sensory cortex by lateral orbitofrontal cortexn Abhishek Banerjee, Fabian F. Voigt, Fritjof Helmchen, Giuseppe Parente, Jasper Teutsch (link)

329A

2020/09/11, 4:00pm

Tianqi XU

Reinforcement biases subsequent perceptual decisions when confidence is low, a widespread behavioral phenomenon Armin Lak, Emily Hueske, Junya Hirokawa, Paul Masset, Torben Ott, Anne E Urai, Tobias H Donner, Matteo Carandini, Susumu Tonegawa, Naoshige Uchida, Adam Kepecs (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/09/04, 4:00pm

Mayibaier PULATI

Hindbrain Double-Negative Feedback Mediates Palatability-Guided Food and Water Consumption Rong Gong, Shengjin Xu, Ann Hermundstad, Yang Yu, Scott M. Sternson (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/08/28, 4:00pm

Kexin QI

A Stable Visual World in Primate Primary Visual Cortex Adam P. Morris, Bart Krekelberg (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/08/14, 4:00pm

Anqi YU

Microglial calcium signaling is attuned to neuronal activity in awake mice Anthony D Umpierre, Lauren L Bystrom, Yanlu Ying, Yong U Liu, Gregory Worrell, Long-Jun Wu (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/08/07, 4:00pm

Ping WANG

Map Making: Constructing, Combining, and Inferring on Abstract Cognitive Maps Seongmin A. Park, Douglas S. Miller, Hamed Nili, Charan Ranganath, Erie D. Boorman (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/07/31, 4:00pm

Zezhen WANG

Nonlinear control in the nematode C. elegans Megan Morrison, Charles Fieseler, J. Nathan Kutz (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/07/23, 10:00am

Bingzhen ZHAO

Ketamine blocks bursting in the lateral habenula to rapidly relieve depression Yan Yang, Yihui Cui, Kangning Sang, Yiyan Dong, Zheyi Ni, Shuangshuang Ma& Hailan Hu (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/07/16, 10:00am

Xiangyu ZHANG

State-dependent decoupling of sensory and motor circuits underlies behavioral flexibility in Drosophila Jan M. Ache, Shigehiro Namiki, Allen Lee, Kristin Branson and Gwyneth M. Card (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/07/09, 10:00am

Jingyuan JI

A Neural Representation of Naturalistic Motion-Guided Behavior in the Zebrafish Brain Tugce Yildizoglu, Clemens Riegler, James E. Fitzgerald, Ruben Portugues (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/07/02, 10:00am

Yubin WU

A bidirectional network for appetite control in larval zebrafish Caroline Lei Wee, Erin Yue Song, Robert Evan Johnson, Deepak Ailani, Owen Randlett, Ji-Yoon Kim, Maxim Nikitchenko, Armin Bahl, Chao-Tsung Yang, Misha B Ahrens, Koichi Kawakami, Florian Engert, Sam Kunes (link)

DingTalk APP or 329B

2020/06/28, 10:00am

Pinjie LI

Fundamental bounds on the fidelity of sensory cortical coding Oleg I. Rumyantsev, Jérôme A. Lecoq, Oscar Hernandez, Yanping Zhang, Joan Savall, Radosław Chrapkiewicz, Jane Li, Hongkui Zeng, Surya Ganguli & Mark J. Schnitzer (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/06/18, 10:00am

Jing HUO

Learning Enhances Sensory and Multiple Non-sensory Representations in Primary Visual Cortex Jasper Poort, Adil G. Khan, Marius Pachitariu, ..., Georg B. Keller, Thomas D. Mrsic-Flogel, Sonja B. Hofer (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/06/11, 10:00am

Pinjie LI

Fundamental bounds on the fidelity of sensory cortical coding Oleg I. Rumyantsev, Jérôme A. Lecoq, Oscar Hernandez, Yanping Zhang, Joan Savall, Radosław Chrapkiewicz, Jane Li, Hongkui Zeng, Surya Ganguli & Mark J. Schnitzer (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/06/04, 10:00am

Tianqi XU

Dynamic Stimulation of Visual Cortex Produces Form Vision in Sighted and Blind Humans Michael S. Beauchamp, Denise Oswalt, Ping Sun, Brett L. Foster, John F. Magnotti, Soroush Niketeghad, Nader Pouratian, William H. Bosking, Daniel Yoshor (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/05/28, 10:00am

Ikrma AMAD

A calibrated optogenetic toolbox of stable zebrafish opsin lines Paride Antinucci, Adna Dumitrescu, Charlotte Deleuze, Holly J Morley, Kristie Leung, Tom Hagley, Fumi Kubo, Herwig Baier, Isaac H Bianco (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/05/21, 10:00am

Xiangyu ZHANG

Sensory-to-Category Transformation via Dynamic Reorganization of Ensemble Structures in Mouse Auditory Cortexl Yu Xin, Lin Zhong, Yuan Zhang, Taotao Zhou, Jingwei Pan, Ning-long Xu (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/05/14, 10:00am

Yuming CHAI

Replay of cortical spiking sequences during human memory retrieval Alex P. Vaz, John H. Wittig, Sara K. Inati, Kareem A. Zaghloul (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/05/07, 10:00am

Chengtian LANG (Undergraduate Student)

Automatically tracking neurons in a moving and deforming brain Jeffrey P. Nguyen, Ashley N. Linder, George S. Plummer, Joshua W. Shaevitz, Andrew M. Leifer (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/04/30, 10:00am

Kexin QI

Probabilistic Models of Larval Zebrafish Behavior Reveal Structure on Many Scales Robert Evan Johnson, Scott Linderman, Thomas Panier, Caroline Lei Wee, Erin Song, Kristian Joseph Herrera, Andrew Miller, Florian Engert (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/04/23, 10:00am

Mayibaier PULATI

Facial expressions of emotion states and their neuronal correlates in mice Nejc Dolensek, Daniel A Gehrlach, Alexandra S Klein, Nadine Gogolla (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/04/16, 10:00am

Daguang LI

High-dimensional geometry of population responses in visual cortex Carsen Stringer, Marius Pachitariu, Nicholas Steinmetz, Matteo Carandini, Kenneth D. Harris (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/04/09, 10:00am

Bingzhen ZHAO

Integration of Parallel Opposing Memories Underlies Memory Extinction Johannes Felsenberg, Pedro F. Jacob, Thomas Walker, Oliver Barnstedt, Amelia J. Edmondson-Stait, Markus W. Pleijzier, Nils Otto, Philipp Schlegel, Nadiya Sharifi, Emmanuel Perisse, Carlas S. Smith, J. Scott Lauritzen, Marta Costa, Gregory S.X.E. Jefferis, Davi D. Bock, and Scott Waddell (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/04/02, 10:00am

Jingyuan JI

Recurrent architecture for adaptive regulation of learning in the insect brain Claire Eschbach, Akira Fushiki, Michael Winding, Casey M. Schneider-Mizell, Mei Shao, Rebecca Arruda, Katharina Eichler, Javier Valdes-Aleman, Tomoko Ohyama, Andreas S. Thum, Bertram Gerber, Richard D. Fetter, James W. Truman, Ashok Litwin-Kumar, Albert Cardona, Marta Zlatic (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/03/26, 10:00am

Yubin WU

Unsupervised identification of the internal states that shape natural behavior Adam J. Calhoun, Jonathan W. Pillow, Mala Murthy (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/03/19, 10:00am

Yuxiang WU

Learning to Learn with Feedback and Local Plasticity Jack Lindsey (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/03/12, 10:00am

Jing HUO

Motor Cortical Visuomotor Feedback Activity Is Initially Isolated from Downstream Targets in Output-Null Neural State Space Dimensions Sergey D. Stavisky, Jonathan C. Kao, Stephen I. Ryu, Krishna V. Shenoy (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/03/05, 10:00am

Pinjie LI

A neural basis of probabilistic computation in visual cortex Edgar Y. Walker, R. James Cotton, Wei Ji Ma, Andreas S. Tolias (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/02/26, 7:30pm

Yuan WANG

Single-trial neural dynamics are dominated by richly varied movements Musall, Matthew T. Kaufman, Ashley L. Juavinett, Steven Gluf, Anne K. Churchland (link)

DingTalk APP

2020/02/19

Tianqi XU

Cortical pattern generation during dexterous movement is input-driven Britton A. Sauerbrei, Jian-Zhong Guo, Jeremy D. Cohen, Matteo Mischiati, Wendy Guo, Mayank Kabra, Nakul Verma, Brett Mensh, Kristin Branson, Adam W. Hantman (link)

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