How does the brain learn, store, and process information?

NSF Project:

MEMONET: Understanding memory in neuronal networks through a brain-inspired spin-based artificial intelligence

October 1, 2019-September 30, 2021 (Estimated)

$191,775.00

ABSTRACT

“The brain is arguably the most sophisticated and the most efficient computational machine in the universe. The human …

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Learning from animals: How to Navigate Complex Terrains?

Zhu H, Liu H, Ataei A, Munk Y, Daniel T, Paschalidis IC (2020) Learning from animals: How to Navigate Complex Terrains. PLoS Comput Biol 16(1): e1007452. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007452

Abstract
We develop a method to learn a bio-inspired motion control

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How an ant navigates the desert?

Rüdiger Wehner. Desert Navigator: The Journey of an Ant [M]. Harvard University Press, 2020.

About the Book

“A world-renowned researcher of animal behavior reveals the extraordinary orienteering skills of desert ants, offering a thrilling account of the sophisticated ways insects

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How the head direction circuit is integrated within the spatial navigation system?

Peyrache, Adrien, Adrian J. Duszkiewicz, Guillaume Viejo, and Sandybel Angeles-Duran. “Thalamocortical processing of the head-direction sense.” Progress in neurobiology (2019): 101693.

Abstract
“Our thoughts and sensations are examples of cognitive processes that emerge from the collective activity of …

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How to use bioinspired sonar reflectors as guiding beacons for autonomous navigation

Ralph Simon, Stefan Rupitsch, Markus Baumann, Huan Wu, Herbert Peremans, Jan Steckel. Bioinspired sonar reflectors as guiding beacons for autonomous navigation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 2020, 201909890; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1909890117

Significance
“Artificial landmarks are widely used …

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What’s the neural basis of predictive pursuit?

Yoo, S.B.M., Tu, J.C., Piantadosi, S.T. et al. The neural basis of predictive pursuit. Nat Neurosci (2020) doi:10.1038/s41593-019-0561-6

Abstract
It remains unclear whether and, if so, how nonhuman animals make on-the-fly predictions during pursuit. Here we used …

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How the neural circuitry evolves to integrate speed and space for supporting successful spatial navigation?

William M. Sheeran, Omar J. Ahmed. The neural circuitry supporting successful spatial navigation despite variable movement speeds. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Volume 108, 2020, Pages 821-833.

Highlights
• Spatial memories remains stable despite dramatic changes in running speed.

• …

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