Despite huge advances in artificial intelligence (AI), the mammalian brain is still unrivaled in terms of sustainability and speed of learning, and robustness in inference. One central goal of AI research is to build intelligent systems that exceed the capabilities of biological brains. However, to date we know very little about how computations in neuronal circuits give rise to biological intelligence.
Our group uses AI both as a testbed and a tool on large scale neuro-physiological and -anatomical data to better understand the constituent elements of neuronal intelligence. We are inspired by the idea that a deeper understanding of computational motifs in cortical circuits can help build the next generation of intelligent systems.
We are based at the University Göttingen and the University Tübingen as part of the Cybervalley initiative. We closely collaborate with experimental and computational neuroscientists to develop new tools and experimental paradigms to discover principles of biological intelligence.
We are very excited that our joint work on feature selectivity and pupil dilation together with the labs of Katrin Franke and Andreas Tolias got pubished in Nature. Check out the twitter feed about the paper here.
Funded by the DFG are joining the CRC 1456 Mathematics of Experiment with an exciting project together with the group of Alexander Gail at the German primate center. We are looking forward to a new collaboration.
We run a prediction challenge for mouse primary visual cortex in the NeurIPS competition track.
Participate and predict thousands of neurons at sensorium2022.net
Arne’s paper Can Functional Transfer Methods Capture Simple Inductive Biases? got accepted at AISTATS 2022
Both of our submissions were accepted at NeurIPS 2021:
Shahd’s paper Towards robust vision by multi-task learning on monkey visual cortex got accepted at the Brain2AI ICLR workshop
- Tolias Lab (Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University)
- Alex Ecker (University Göttingen)
- Katrin Franke (University Tübingen)
- Kathrin Brockmann (University Tübingen)
- Leif Saager (Universitätsmedizin Göttingen)
- Günther Hahn (Universitätsmedizin Göttingen)
- Alexander Gail (Deutsches Primatenzentrum Göttingen)