Systems neuroscience beyond the tuning curve.

Seminar Series

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:30
MSRB I Room #001 203 Research Drive
Dr. John Pearson

Abstract: Although the idea of the tuning curve as a summary of neural function has dominated half a century of systems neuroscience, its application in cognitive domains and to the prefrontal cortex has not yet produced the same sort of compelling picture as in vision and motor systems. This talk presents recent work on scalable statistical approaches for analyzing neural data that attempt to reach beyond the tuning curve paradigm, allowing for non-repeated behaviors and single-trial neural analysis.

Speaker:  John Pearson, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology and Neuroscience
Duke University