The Neuroscience Symposia are organized weekly by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. The presentations are given by researchers from the institute or by guest speakers. The title and content of the symposium is usually made known in the week prior to the presentation.
The symposium takes place online. A link will be provided via e-mail.
Guest speaker Maarten Kamermans
4:00 pm – Computational psychophysics at the intersection of theory, data and models.
Behavioral measurements are often overlooked by computational neuroscientists, who prefer to focus on electrophysiological recordings or neuro-imaging data. This attitude is largely due to perceived lack of depth/richness in relation to behavioral datasets. I will show how contemporary psychophysics can deliver extremely rich and highly constraining datasets that naturally interface with computational modeling. More specifically, I will demonstrate how psychophysics can be used to guide/constrain/refine computational models, and how models can be exploited to design/motivate/interpret psychophysical experiments. Examples will span a wide range of topics (from feature detection to natural scene understanding) and methodologies (from cascade models to deep learning architectures).