Conference

Computational Neuroscience Initiative Basel: Naoshige Ushida, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

February 20 - 21, 2020

Basel (Switzerland)

INTRODUCTION

Naoshige Ushida (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA) will give a seminar on the 20th of February at the FMI Basel and make a workshop the next day.

Naoshige Uchida is a professor at the Center for Brain Science and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University since 2006. He received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in Japan. As a post-doc, he studied olfactory coding and decision-making in K. Mori’s lab at RIKEN, Japan and Z. F. Mainen’s lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. His current research focuses on the neurobiology of learning, including neural computation in the midbrain dopamine system. His research combines experimental approaches and computational modeling in a complementary and organic manner.

PROGRAM

Workshop:

Friday, February 21st, 11:30-13:00

Reinforcement learning and dopamine

 

Seminar:

Thursday, February 20th, 11:30-12:30
A normative perspective on the diversity of dopamine signals

 

DATES AND VENUE

February, 20 & 21, 2020

 

Room 5.30

Friedrich Miescher Institute

Maulbeerstrasse 66

Basel

 

 

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