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February 19, 2013


Xiaodi Hou & Costas Anastassiou

February 7, 2013


Michael Hill: “Update on PSTH analysis and human neuroeconomic single cell recording paradigm” & Xiaodi Hou: “Boundary detection benchmarking- beyond f-measures”

Lunch: Nathan & Jiannis

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

(No Lab Presentation this Month)

December 14, 2012

Liad Mudrik-Denan: "To will or not to will: on the neural differences between voluntary picking and choosing"


Julien Dubois: "Where do you know who you know? -- some updates"

Lunch: Julien & Adam

December 7, 2012

No Presentation

November 30, 2012

No Presentation

November 22, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 16, 2012

No Presentation

November 9, 2012

Uri Maoz: “Action prediction during deliberation and affective intentions, an intracranial study” & Adam Shai: “Properties of layer 5 pyramidal neuron in mouse primary visual cortex.”

Lunch duties: Liad & Hagar

November 2, 2012

No Presentation

October 26, 2012

No Presentation

October 19, 2012

No Presentation

October 12, 2012

No Presentation

October 5, 2012

Costas Anastassiou: “Reflection of active membrane currents in the local field potential”

Lunch duties: Yazan & Sachio

September 27, 2012


Erik Schomburg: "Epsilon band oscillations and interactions in the hippocampal circuit"

Lunch duties: Michael & Joanne

September 21, 2012

Suzannah Fraker: “Quantifying Causation: The Integrated Information Theory (IIT) posits that consciousness is integrated information that is both highly differentiated and highly unified.”

Lunch Duties: Joanne & Yazan

September 14, 2012

No Presentation

September 7, 2012


Xiaodi Hou: “From boundary detection benchmarks to boundary saliency”

Lunch duties: Joanne


August 31, 2012




August 10, 2012




 July 26, 2012



Michael Hill: “Distinguishing single cell responses in peri-stimulus time histograms”

Lunch duties: Joanne, Chen S. & Patrick H.


Nikhil Joshi:  “The minimal complexity of an adapting agent increases with its fitness”

Lunch duties: Xiaodi Hou & Suzannah F.


Nao Tsuchiya: “Measuring the level of consciousness based on the

 amount**of integrated information computed from electrocorticogram

      (ECoG) recording in monkeys before and after anesthesia”


  July 20, 2012

Costas Anastassiou: "Intracellular correlates of extracellular signals: what slice experiments tell us about intracranial silicon probe recordings"

Lunch Duties: Jiannis & Jody Wen

June 15, 2012

Nathan Faivre: "Psychophysical estimation of conscious & nonconscious temporal integration"
Lunch Duties: Uri

May 25, 2012

Blythe Towal: "The best vs. the brightest: The relative contributions of top-down and bottom-up effects on attention and choice"
Lunch Duties: Julien & Xiaodi

May 18, 2012

Erik Schomburg: "Multiple generators of high frequency LFPs in the rat hippocampal-entorhinal circuit: a preview"
Lunch Duties: Nikhil & Michael

May 11, 2012

Michael Hill: "The nitty gritty of micro stimulation paradigms"
Lunch Duties: Jiannis & Virgil

May 4, 2012

Uri Maoz: "Predicting action contents from intracranial signals in humans"
Lunch Duties: Liad & Hagar

April 20, 2012

Len Mlodinow: "Subliminal: a survey of the role of your unconscious in perception, memory, and social behavior"
Lunch Duties: Nathan & Erik

April 13, 2012

Virgil Griffith: "Quantifying Synergy II: Explicit expression and delightful example systems"
Lunch Duties: Julien & Xiaodi

April 6, 2012

Xiaodi Hou: "A meta-theory of boundary detection benchmarks"
Lunch Duties: Heather

March 30, 2012

Adam Shai: "Dendrites in Deutschland"
Lunch Duties: Jiannis & Michael

March 23, 2012

Julien Dubois: "Unconscious processing : were all techniques to achieve invisibility created equal? -- Some ideas for an upcoming psychophysics/fMRI project"
Lunch Duties: Blythe & Liad

March 9, 2012

Costas Anastassiou: "Ephaptic coupling: the way from simple sinusoids towards more realistic fields"
Lunch Duties: Nikhil & Hagar

Feb 17, 2012

Jiannis Taxidis: "Analyzing functional connectivity through electrophysiological signals: Yet another toolbox?"
Lunch Duties: Virgil & Nathan

Feb 9, 2012

Nikhil Joshi: "Complexity behind fitness revealed: Pay less, get more"
Lunch Duties: Erik

Jan 27, 2012

Hagar Gelbard-Sagiv: "Temporal dynamics of face identification in the human brain"
Lunch Duties: Michael & Xiaodi

Jan 19, 2012

Rob Willis: "A Simple Model: Neurons in an Oscillating Electric Field"
Lunch Duties: Blythe & Jiannis

Jan 12, 2012

Blythe Towal: "Modeling the effect of visual saliency on multiple-alternative, value-based decisions"
Lunch Duties: Julien & Nikhil

Dec 16, 2011

Jiannis Taxidis: "Cortical and Hippocampal Intrinsic Rhythms and their Interactions. Or Who Talks to Whom While you Sleep?"
Lunch Duties: Hagar & Erik

Dec 9, 2011

Xiaodi Hou: "The computation and psychophysics of edge perception"
Lunch Duties: Brad & Virgil

Dec 1, 2011

Nikhil Joshi: "Hierarchical integration and modularity detection in hierarchical systems"
Lunch Duties:

Nov 4, 2011

Julien Dubois: "Perceiving the world under the strobe of attention"
Lunch Duties:Heather

October 28, 2011

Virgil Griffith: "How to quantify synergy for an arbitrary super-additive function"
Lunch Duties: Erik & Julien

October 21, 2011

Julien Dubois: ""Reading the mind from fMRI signals: is the subject looking at Brad Pitt or Matt Damon?"
Lunch Duties:

September 12, 2011

Presentations by SURF students: Brad Hulse & Randall Lin
Lunch Duties: Nikhil Joshi

September 9, 2011

Nikhil Joshi: "Effect of climate change on $\Phi$, the integration information measure"
Lunch Duties: Michael & Brad

September 1, 2011

Jeroen van Boxtel: "Visual Rivalry without spatial conflict"
Lunch Duties:Heather

August 26, 2011

Hagar Gelbard-Sagiv: "Neuronal correlates of binocular rivalry in the human brain"
Lunch Duties: Adam

August 19, 2011

Presentations by SURF students: Nick Swenson, Daniel Chen, Gladia Hotan & Kyeong-Yeon Lee
Lunch Duties:

August 12, 2011

Blythe Towal: "Relative affects of subjective value and bottom-up saliency during multiple-alternative, forced-choice"
Lunch Duties: Christian & Xiaodi

August 5, 2011


July 28, 2011

Julien Dubois: "fMRI exploration of invariant representations using a decoding framework"
Lunch Duties: Heather

July 22, 2011

Presentations by SURF students: Swadhruth Komanduri, Jerry Ye, Naomi McArthur & Brad Hulse
Lunch Duties: Heather

July 14, 2011

Adam Shai: "Biophysics of oscillatory postsynaptic input into single neurons"
Lunch Duties: Julien & Erik

June 30, 2011

Jonathan Harel: "Individual differences in face perception"
Lunch Duties: Heather

June 23, 2011

Blythe Towal: "Should eye stay or should eye go? Modeling the spatiotemporal dynamics of visual attention as a series of decisions"
Lunch Duties: Michael Hill & Brad Hulse

June 9, 2011

Mike Tyszka: "Typical resting-state networks are preserved in callosal agenesis: Synaptic plasticity and interhemispheric communication"
Lunch Duties: Heather

June 3, 2011

Costas Anastassiou: "Phase-encoding through ephaptic coupling"
Lunch Duties: Nikhil & Virgil

May 20, 2011

Qi Zhao: Adaptation to ensembles
Lunch Duties:Heather

May 13, 2011

Virgil Griffith: Understanding Information Integration
Lunch Duties:Qi & Hagar

April 29, 2011

Xiaodi Hou: Towards a more biologically realistic model for texture representation
Lunch Duties: Christian & Blythe

April 22, 2011

Christian Siagian: "Salient Region Segmentation Using Region Growing and Boundary Detection"
Lunch Duties: Erik

April 15, 2011

Erik Schomburg: "The multi-unit spiking component of fast oscillations in hippocampal extracellular recordings"
Lunch Duties: Adam & Xiaodi

April 8, 2011

Christof Koch: "See*"
Lunch Duties:Heather

April 1, 2011

Ueli Rutishauser: "Single-unit responses selective for whole faces in the human amygdala"
Lunch Duties:Heather

March 25, 2011

Uri Maoz: "Neural Prejudice: Prestimulus Activity in DLPFC Predicts Subsequent Value Judgment"
Lunch Duties:Heather

March 18, 2011

Blythe Towal: "Predicting not only where to look but when: Studies with Humans, Monkeys and Computers"
Lunch Duties: Virgil & Heather

March 11, 2011

Michael Hill & Claudia Wilimzig: "Parameters and thresholds in electrical stimulation of neuronal tissue"
Lunch Duties: Blythe & Qi

March 4, 2011

Leila Koushari: Evaluating subliminal value computation during a decision making task using fMRI"
Lunch Duties: Erik & Julien

Feb 25, 2011

Mili Miloslavic: Speed and Accuracy of Simple Decision Making: Eye-Tracking Experiments
Lunch Duties: Michael & Christian

Feb 18, 2011

Adam Shai: Towards an abstract model of dendritic computation
Lunch Duties: Heather

Feb 10, 2011

Erik Schomburg: Modeling LFPs of the rat hippocampus during theta and sharp waves
Lunch Duties:

Feb 4, 2011

Qi Zhao: What is the Role of Attention in Adapting to Ensembles?
Lunch Duties: Xiaodi & Virgil

Jan 28, 2011

Jeffrey Edlund: Integrated information increases with fitness in the simulated evolution of autonomous agents
Lunch Duties: Jeffrey & Heather

Jan 20, 2011

Xiaodi Hou: "Scene parsing and sparse signal analysis
Lunch Duties: Heather

Jan 14, 2011

Nathan Faivre: Nonconscious visual perception during crowding: From psychophysics to more ecological display
Lunch Duties: Blythe

Jan 6, 2011

Shuo Wang: "Ecologically valid expanding optic flow attracts spatial attention for a sustained duration
Lunch Duties: Qi & Uri

Dec 16, 2010

Fatma Imamoglu: Adventures with Mooney Images: Psychophysics & fMRI
Lunch Duties: Christian & Adam

Dec 10, 2010

Costas Anastassiou: Mechanisms of ephaptic coupling in neocortical neurons
Lunch Duties: Mili & Michael

Dec 3, 2010

Michael Hill: Human MTL electrophysiology: from correlation to causation
Lunch Duties: Erik & Julien

Aug 13, 2010

Mili Milosavijevic: Low-Level Visual Saliency Influences High-Level Strategic Behavior in Coordination Games
Lunch Duties: Jonathan & Xiaodi

Aug 6, 2010


July 30, 2010


July 23, 2010

Leila Montaser Kouhsari: Subliminal value computation & Rodrigo Quian-Quiroga: Simulation of realistic extracellular recordings
Lunch Duties: Erik & Eric

July 16, 2010


July 9, 2010

Qi Zhao: Making better predictions where people look in photos: Learning feature integration II
Lunch Duties: Julien & Adam

July 2, 2010


June 25, 2010


June 18, 2010

Nao Tsuchiya: Continuous flash suppression in human intracranial recordings
Lunch Duties: Christian & Qi

June 11, 2010

Michael Hill: Measuring cortical dynamics and their modulation by anesthetic
Lunch Duties: Uri & Xiaodi

June 4, 2010

Doris Tsao: The macaque face processing system
Lunch Duties: Elizabeth & Shuo

May 28, 2010

Erik Schomburg: Realistic models of hippocampal extracellular fields: From unit activity to field potentials
Lunch Duties: Jonathan

May 21, 2010


May 14, 2010

Dr. Hagar Gelbard-Sagiv: Neuronal correlates of memory formation and recollection in the human hippocampus
Lunch Duties: Erik & Julien

May 7, 2010


April 30, 2010

Virgil Griffith: TBD
Lunch Duties: Boris & Virgil

April 23, 2010

Moran Cerf: Neural correlates of emotions regulation
Lunch Duties: Michael & Mili

April 16, 2010

Shuo Wang: Changing Feature Sizes Captures Sustained Attention in Optic Flow
Lunch Duties: Heather

April 9, 2010

Xiaodi Hou: A Phase Discrepancy Analysis of Object Motion
Lunch Duties: Jeroen & Mili

April 2, 2010

Qi Zhao: Making better predictions where people look in photos: Learning feature integration
Lunch Duties: Moran & Heather

March 26, 2010

Matias Ison: A possible mechanism for generating sparse responses in the human medial temporal lobe
Lunch Duties: Adam

March 19, 2010

Mili Milosavljevic: The Effects of Irrelevant Perceptual Cues On Every-Day Decision-Making
Lunch Duties: Xiaodi & Qi

March 12, 2010

Jeroen van Boxtel: Neural Prejudice: Opposite effects of Attention and consciousness on afterimage duration: The influence of boundary and surface signals
Lunch Duties: Jonathan & Jeroen

March 5, 2010

Uri Maoz: Neural Prejudice: Single Neuron Representation of Biased Competition for Value-Based Decision Making in the Primate Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex
Lunch Duties: Erik & Julien

February 26, 2010

Jung-Jin Lee & Pyoung-Hean Lee: Detecting Texts in Natural Scene
Lunch Duties: Costas & Adam

February 19, 2010


February 12, 2010

Costas Anastassiou: Ephaptic communication among neurons

February 5, 2010

Christian Siagian: Beobot2.0 project: Biologically Inspired Mobile Robot Vision Localization and Navigation

January 29, 2010

Melissa Saenz: Topographic Organization of V1 Projections to the Corpus Callosum in Humans

January 22, 2010

Ueli Rutishauser: Theta frequency phase‐locking of human medial temporal lobe single neurons predicts memory strength

January 15, 2010

Vidhya Navalpakkam: Modeling reaction time distribution and accuracy in visual search

January 8, 2010

Jonathan Harel: Results from investigating cross-brain similarity in fMRI response patterns

December 18, 2009

Julien Dubois: Reevaluating the sustained division of the attentional spotlight at high temporal resolution

December 11, 2009

Erik Schomburg: Theoretical Dissection of the Population Extracellular Potential

July 24, 2009

Casimir Wierzynski: Prefrontal-Hippocampal Interactions

July 17, 2009

Jonathan Harel

April 24, 2009

Florian Mormann & Simon Kornblith

April 13, 2009

Uri Maoz

Mar 13, 2009

Moran Cerf

Mar 6, 2009

Julein Dubois

Feb 27, 2009

Virgil Griffith

Feb 20, 2009

Ueli Rutishausser

Feb 13, 2009

Moran Cerf

Feb 6, 2009

Florian Mormann & Simon Kornblith

Jan 30, 2009

Milica Milosavljevic

Jan 23, 2009

Ralph Andrzejak

Jan 16, 2009

Xiaodi Hou


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