On the Convexity of Neural Codes

When
Start: 11/04/2015 - 4:15pm
End  : 11/04/2015 - 5:15pm

Category
Colloquium

Speaker
Bill Kronholm (Whittier College)

Abstract

Neurons transmit electrical signals through the nervous system, and the patterns of firing neurons invoke responses from the host. For certain neurons, it is reasonable to assume that the receptive field for the neuron (the region in the stimulus space within which that neuron fires) is a convex region in some Euclidean space. In this talk, we discuss ways to detect whether or not a particular collection of neural firing patterns can arise from convex receptive fields. 

 

Where
Argue Auditorium, Millikan, Pomona College