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CCN talk October 13, 2018

Marcel van Gerven

Marcel van Gerven

Professor of Artificial Cognitive Systems

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour

Department of Artificial Intelligence, Radboud University 

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

Location: Lakeside Theater, Lake Morey Resort

Neural networks as a window on human brain function


In past years, modern neural networks have led to major breakthroughs in various areas of research. In the Artificial Cognitive Systems lab we have embraced the use of neural networks to further our understanding of human cognition and endow machines with cognitive abilities. In this talk, I will touch upon the different ways in which neural networks can be used as a tool in neuroscience to model neural information processing. Particularly, I will describe our use of neural networks to construct encoding models in various domains. Next, I will describe how neural networks can be used to generate state of the art reconstructions of internal representations from brain activity patterns. I will also showcase our recent work on using Gaussian processes for effective connectivity estimation. Finally, I will touch upon our recent work which uses neural networks for the restoration of neural function.