Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit


Tim Behrens


Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Time: 4.00pm


Ground Floor Seminar Room

25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG


Storing and updating models of the world for behavioural control

I will present a number of studies where we have tried to look at how basic models of the world are stored in the brain to allow flexible control of behaviour.
These studies try to investigate neural codes and mechanisms that are used to organise this knowledge in a form that can be used efficiently and flexibly.
I will mostly focus on interactions between frontal cortex and the medial temporal lobe, but might occasionally stray into sensory cortices.
The neuronal codes and mechanisms I will be talking about are often stolen from or related to studies in animal models, so there might also be some
methodological interest in how we can go about measuring more mechanistic types of signals in humans.