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ANC Workshop: Martino Sorbaro Sindaci, Chair: Alba Crespi

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  • ANC Workshop Talk
When Jan 23, 2018
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where IF 4.31/4.33
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Title: RBMs for the analysis of neural data

Abstract: In this talk, I will illustrate some of the work done during my PhD about using restricted Boltzmann machines to fit neuronal spike trains and analyse their statistics. I will introduce the general area of energy-based models of neural activity, and show how RBMs can attain excellent fits. Additionally, they can teach us about the presence of "modes" in the activity of a network, provide a nonparametric measure of distance between statistics, and exhibit a form of criticality in the same way as maximum-entropy models.