August 2, 2018

Sometime you read a paper and you keep thinking about it. That’s what happened to me with the latest work from Xin Jin’s lab (yes, I am in awe of this work) in which they show that there exists a hierarchical organization of learned action sequences .

First of all, what...

October 30, 2015

With her distincitve style Eve Marder talks about mistakes in science.


March 26, 2015

An interesting work from the Benchenane's lab reinforces the idea of the causal role of individual place cells in navigation and spatial memory. The experimental design makes use of live spike detection to associate a positive neural reward (by stimulating the medial f...

March 15, 2015

On Friday the 20th of March we are please to host this year's Cambridge Neuroscience seminar. For details on the program visit the Cambridge Neuroscience page.

February 26, 2015

Demis Hassabis and colleagues at DeepMind have published their work on Q-networks. The agent is capable of learning how to play a number of Atari games by receiving only pixels and score as 'sensory input'. Its performance surpasses that of any professional human game...

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