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Notes by user Russ Poldrack (Stanford University) for Cognitive Regime Shift II - When/why/how the Brain Breaks

Post-meeting Reflection

1+ paragraphs on any combination of the following:

  • Presentation highlights
  • Open questions that came up
  • How your perspective changed
  • Impact on your own work
  • e.g. the discussion on [A] that we are having reminds me of [B] conference/[C] initiative/[D] funding call-for-proposal/[E] research group

I thought that the discussions around the nature of distributed versus local function (arising from Caterina's talk} were really interesting and pointed to the way that our field uses these concepts very loosely. This dovetails, I think, with the issue that I raised about the disconnect between computational neuroscience and network neuroscience approaches.

I can't say that my perspective changed, but the way that I think about how to express some of the ideas was definitely changed. In particular it was really useful to talk through the ways that different ontologies might be useful for different purposes.

Reference material notes

Some examples:

  • Here is [A] database on [B] that I pull data from to do [C] analysis that might be of interest to this group (insert link).
  • Here is a free tool for calculating [ABC] (insert link)
  • This painting/sculpture/forms of artwork is emblematic to our discussion on [X]!
  • Schwartz et al. 2017 offers a review on [ABC] migration as relate to climatic factors (add the reference as well).
  • D. Yamins: This paper lays out the approach of using task-driven modeling to predict neuronal signals, and more generally describes a novel and very different way of thinking about how to characterize brain function using computational models.
  • Avena-Koenigsberger et al (2017): This paper is the first that I know of to discuss seriously the relationship between network communication and brain computation.  

Reference Materials

Title Author name Source name Year Citation count From Scopus. Refreshed every 5 days. Page views Related file
An Optimization-Based Approach to Understanding Sensory Systems Daniel Yamins Cognitive Neuroscience 2019 0 29 Download (Encrypted)
Communication dynamics in complex brain networks Andrea Avena-Koenigsberger, Bratislav Misic, Olaf Sporns Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2018 0 22 Download (Encrypted)