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M-GATE training network openingMemory research: Ground-breaking, Applied, and Technological Exchange is an ITN funded by the EU and coordinated by Francesco P Battaglia which will open the gates to research in memory at Radboud-Nijmegen, Univ Coll London, INSERM & AMU Marseille, NTNU-Trondheim, the Weizmann, SISSA and Janssen Pharma to 15 PhD students. Further info on the website.
Talking Potts, the new Human FrontierFrom October, 2016, we have been latching on with analyses of cortical dynamics and language processes, after those by Eleonora, Sahar, Ritwik and Sand, in a new HFSP collaboration with linguist Naama Friedmann (TAU) and physicist Remi Monasson (ENS), which also focuses on understanding the phoneme manifold(s), with insights from grid-like neural representations.
Thanks to Yuqiao's expertise, the first glimpse has been obtained of Yair's mind.
GRIDMAP project sailed homeEugenio Urdapilleta has splashed heptagonal grids on the pseudosphere, while Federico has suspended dodecagonal ones in mid-air. Download the preprints below.
Their research has been part of a collaboration coordinated by Edvard Moser in Trondheim, including also Richard Morris in Edinburgh and Jorg Conradt in Munich and funded by the EU.
Vezha Boboeva, Romain
Brasselet, and Alessandro Treves. The capacity for correlated
semantic memories in the cortex. Entropy,
Yair Lakretz, Gal
Chechik, Evan-Gary Cohen, Alessandro Treves, and Naama
Friedmann. Metric learning for phoneme perception. arXiv preprint,
Michelangelo Naim, Vezha Boboeva, Chol Jun Kang, and Alessandro Treves. Reducing a cortical network to a Potts model yields storage capacity estimates. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2018:043304, 2018.
Tanja Wernle, Torgeir Waaga, Maria Mørreaunet, Alessandro Treves, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I Moser. Integration of grid maps in merged environments. Nature Neuroscience, 21:92-101, 2018.
Bailu Si and Alessandro Treves. Selforganization of modular
activity of grid cells. Hippocampus
27: 1204-1213, 2017.
Chol Jun Kang,
Michelangelo Naim, Vezha Boboeva and Alessandro Treves. Life
on the edge: latching dynamics in a Potts neural network. Entropy
Ritwik Kulkarni, Susan Rothstein and Alessandro Treves. A
neural network perspective on the syntactic-semantic association
between mass and count nouns. Journal of
Advances in Linguistics, 6 (2): 2016.
The Dentate Gyrus: defining a new memory of David Marr.
Unedited draft of a
contribution to the volume: Computational Theories and their
Implementation in the Brain: The Legacy of David Marr, edited
by LM Vaina and RE Passingham (in preparation), 2016.
Francesca Troiani, Federico Stella and Alessandro Treves. Can
rodents conceive hyperbolic spaces? J Roy Soc Interface, in
press, 2015, http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.02435v1
Federico Stella and
Alessandro Treves. The self-organization of grid cells in 3D.
eLife, in press, 2015 http://arxiv.org/abs/1412.1070
Charlotte B Alme,
Chenglin Miao, Karel Jezek, Alessandro Treves, Edvard I Moser,
and May-Britt Moser. Place cells in the hippocampus: Eleven
maps for eleven rooms. Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences of the USA, published
online Dec 2014:1–8, 2014
Bailu Si and
Alessandro Treves. A model for the differentiation between
grid and conjunctive units in medial entorhinal cortex.
Erika Cerasti and
Alessandro Treves. The spatial representations acquired in CA3
by self-organizing recurrent connections. Frontiers in
Cellular Neurosci 7:Art.112,
Song, Hongxun Yao, and Alessandro Treves. A modular latching
chain. Cognitive Neurodynamics, 8:37-46, 2014.
(DOI:10.1007/s11571-013-9261-1) unedited draft here.
Federico Stella, Erika Cerasti, and Alessandro Treves. Unveiling the metric structure of the internal representations of space. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 7:art.81, 2013
Federico Stella, Bailu Si, Emilio Kropff, and Alessandro Treves. Grid cells on the ball. JSTAT: Journal of Statistical Mechanics, P03013, 2013
Bailu Si, Emilio Kropff, and Alessandro Treves. Grid alignment in entorhinal cortex. Biological Cybernetics, 106:483–506, 2012
Eleonora Russo and Alessandro Treves. Cortical free-association dynamics: Distinct phases of a latching network. Physical Review, E 85:051920, 2012
Federico Stella, Erika Cerasti, Bailu Si, Karel Jezek, and Alessandro Treves. Self-organization of multiple spatial and context memories in the hippocampus. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36:1609–1625, 2012
Sahar Pirmoradian and Alessandro Treves. BLISS: an artificial language for learnability studies. Cognitive Computation, 3:539–553, 2011.
Karel Jezek, Espen Henriksen, Alessandro Treves, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I Moser. Theta-paced flickering between place-cell maps in the hippocampus. Nature, 478:246–249, 2011.
Edmund T Rolls and Alessandro Treves. The neuronal encoding of information in the brain. Progress in Neurobiology, 95:448–490, 2011.
Eleonora Russo and Alessandro Treves. An uncouth approach to language recursivity. Biolinguistics, 5:133–150, 2011.
Federico Stella and Alessandro Treves. Associative memory storage and retrieval: Involvement of theta oscillations in hippocampal information processing. Neural Plasticity, 2011:art. 683961, 2011.
Athena Akrami, Eleonora Russo, and Alessandro Treves. Lateral thinking, from the Hopfield model to cortical dynamics. Brain Research, 1434:4–16, 2012.
Susan Rothstein, Alessandro Treves. Computational constraints on compositional interpretation: Refocusing the debate on language universals. Lingua 120:2717-2722, 2010.
Valentina Daelli, Alessandro Treves. Neural attractor dynamics in
object recognition. Exp Brain Res.
PLoS Comput Biol:e1000759, 2010.
Valentina Daelli, Nicola van Rijsbergen, Alessandro Treves. How recent experience affects the perception of ambiguous objects. Brain Res. 1322:81-91, 2010.
Winter School in Quantitative Systems Biology
December 1-12, 2014
|Sari Nusseibeh on
Caffè Tommaseo, Nov 6
Among those during Alessandro's stint at the Embassy:
From Brain Drain to Brain Gain, (West) Jerusalem, October 25, 2012
Brain Research: Broadening the Understanding, Abu Dies, June 2, 2013
Dare to Know, Start Up!, Peres Center for Peace, Tel Aviv, June 3, 2013
|Looking Back at Mount
Diversity and cross-Fertilization among Approaches to Memory
Yerevan, April 5-10, 2010
| The role played by geometrical and
ideas in cognitive neuroscience
organized with the Math Physics Sect and with the Univ of Milan
Florence, April 5-6, 2009
|ICTP, June 16-20,
Minischool and Workshop on Multiple Time Scales in the Dynamics of the Nervous System
A meeting dedicated to the memory of Daniel Amit
Directors: N. Brunel, P. Del Giudice, S. Franz, S. Fusi, R. Zecchina
|Have you missed EBBS
2009 in Rhodes?
Then come to EBBS 2011 in Seville!
|European Brain and Behaviour Society 39th Annual General Meeting|