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Hi all, I'm finally introducing myself in this new year of 2023! I am a postdoctoral researcher doing , often with a theoretical angle. My own work tends to focus on neural network dynamics, network architecture and (pre)motor control, but my interests are broad and I am trying to use Mastodon to broaden them even more! I also have a special interest in sociology, especially the sociology of . I'm looking forward to learning from the other users, and to communicating about my own research!

At & interested in motor control? Visit poster III C06 (Thu, 12:30).
Sunny Duan, Ila Fiete & I will present a model that instantiates hypotheses about how different learning mechanisms in M1, cerebellum & integrative cortex help tackle challenging control tasks

The conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN) is starting now and you can live stream it on youtube!
#neuroscience #psychology #AI #cognitivescience

New* preprint from the lab! 🎉
Synaptic mechanisms for associative learning in the cerebellar nuclei

These findings raise the intriguing possibility that plasticity within the cerebellar nuclei (and not just the cortex!) has the capacity to support well-timed sensorimotor learning.

Nice collaboration with Robin Broersen, Chris De Zeeuw et al. 🇳🇱🤝🇵🇹

Pressing the gas pedal causes the car to move forward

Beautiful work from Hidehiko Inagaki's team @mpfneuro
led by Shouvik, showing that cell-type specific synaptic plasticity is required for learning a motor timing task. Manipulating synaptic plasticity in vivo, specially with cell-type precision, is such a powerful approach.

Welcome to all! ❤️​🐀​
Potential new followers: can we try something out?

- if you're a #Neuroscientist (of any status, yes, undergraduate students can be neuroscientists), could you answer with your neuro 'categories': Experimentalist, Computational, Philosopher, Fly, Human, Rodent, Whale, Tetrodes, Calcium imaging, fMRI, EEG, etc. This is so that I (and possibly others) can put you in a List! I'll share my lists once they have grown enough 😀​

- if you're not a Neuroscientist, this account will probably not follow you, but you are totally free to follow it, and also to tell us about you and any questions you might have about neuroscience!

- if you want to learn about neuroscience, I will try to post beginner-level explanations with the hashtag #NeuroForNewbies. Just an experiment...

Check out our new paper, led by Chris Angeloni, that links efficient coding to auditory perception:

Hi all! I'm a neuroscience postdoc studying information seeking and curiosity *in mice* in Richard Axel's lab at Columbia. I'll be on the academic job market this fall(!!!). Excited to be here.

Our paper "Prior movement of one arm facilitates motor adaptation in the other" is out @ #JNeurosci.

We show that the direction of a prior movement of the other arm is an effective cue to allow adaptation to interfering force fields. The brain seems to use kinematic information in learned sequences involving different body parts to adjust movements of the same sequence.

Also our data is pretty.

#motorlearning #motorcontrol #motoradaptation @sensorymotor @neuroscience

We’re looking for African researchers keen to represent their community on our editorial board.

Does this sound like you? Apply to join our Board of Reviewing Editors!

Where are you on the political scale? Please boost wildly!* 😃​

(*) Yes I mean Wildly not just widely

Please advertise our 3rd annual Autumn School on

Computational Neuroscience, Neurotechnology and Neuro-inspired AI

25th-31st Oct 2023

in Ulster University, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Hybrid in-person/online

Looong post with Cool Neuroscience Papers 

As I scroll through my #ResearchGate feed, here's a bunch of recent (March->May 2023), not-to-be-missed papers and preprints in the #Hippocampus / #Navigation field:

(please add to the list if I missed something!)

Superficial-layer versus deep-layer lateral entorhinal cortex: Coding of allocentric space, egocentric space, speed, boundaries, and corners
Learning to predict future locations with internally generated theta sequences
Hippocampal beta rhythms as a bridge between sensory learning and memory-guided decision-making
Direct Entorhinal Control of CA1 Temporal Coding
Making Sense of the Multiplicity and Dynamics of Navigational Codes in the Brain
The temporal and contextual stability of activity levels in hippocampal CA1 cells
Increased cortical plasticity leads to memory interference and enhanced hippocampal-cortical interactions
Convergence of location, direction, and theta in the rat anteroventral thalamic nucleus
Goal-oriented representations in the human hippocampus during planning and navigation
Oscillation-coordinated, noise-resistant information distribution via the subiculum
Successor-Predecessor Intrinsic Exploration
Transforming a head direction signal into a goal-oriented steering command
On the results of causal optogenetic engram manipulations
Computational models of episodic-like memory in food-caching birds
Spatial learning impairments and discoordination of entorhinal-hippocampal circuit coding following prolonged febrile seizures
Mechanisms of memory storage and retrieval in hippocampal area CA3
Firing rate adaptation affords place cell theta sweeps, phase precession and procession
Three separable roles for context in breaking environmental symmetries for place cells
Mice can learn a cognitive map based on a stable start location and self-motion signals
Grid cell disruption in a mouse model of early Alzheimer’s disease reflects reduced integration of self-motion cues
The hippocampus of the common marmoset is a GPS, but G is for gaze
Contribution of dorsal versus ventral hippocampus to the hierarchical modulation of goal-directed action
Schema cell formation in orbitofrontal cortex is suppressed by hippocampal output
Dynamic and stable hippocampal representations of social identity and reward expectation support associative social memory in male mice
Specific patterns of neural activity in the hippocampus after massed or distributed spatial training
Anchoring of grid fields selectively enhances localisation by path integration
Goal Choices Modify Frontotemporal Memory Representations
Hippocampo-cortical circuits for selective memory encoding, routing, and replay
The subiculum encodes environmental geometry
Object-centered population coding in CA1 of the hippocampus
Boundary vector cells in the goldfish central telencephalon encode spatial information

Congrats to all authors! You rock 🤟​ (and I wish you were advertising your work here on Mastodon 💜​ - if you are, let yourself be known!)

Special thanks to Youcef Bouchekioua for his Researchgate activity!

Disclaimer: I haven't read those (yet)

#NeuroPapers #Neuroscience #NeuroPreprints

There will soon be an open call for 4 year independent research fellowships at Imperial College. If you're interested in me sponsoring/mentoring your application, get in touch now to discuss because our department's deadline is mid July.

If you had a #Facebook account and resided in the States anytime from May 2007 to Dec 2022, you can now apply for your share of the $725 million #CambrideAnalytica privacy lawsuit settlement.
Deadline is Aug 25

RT @plasticity_lab
Targeting key issues in the new @gordonneuro paper in @Nature on M1 functional organization. Our open review with @diedrichsenlab and @DollyaneMuret offers alternative perspectives and encourages more thoughtful interpretation. Explore our thoughts:


Looking for #neuroscience? Or #Celegans? or #Drosophila? Or #connectomics? Or #brains, #entomology, #academia, #nativebees? Different place, different approaches – tags here are useful and can be followed.

For accounts, @PhiloNeuroSci selects and comments on neuroscience papers; @eLife and @PLOSBiology publish their papers and digests.

@NicoleCRust challenges us all often; @matrig and @kristinmbranson publish at the intersection of neuroscience and computer science; John @tuthill, @BorisBarbour, Jason Shepherd @jasonsynaptic , @mtarr @gepasi, @cian, @schoppik, @MatteoCarandini, Dan Goodman @neuralreckoning, Bryan @BWJones, @achterbrain, @CoriBargmann and many others publish on neuroscience among other topics.

On open access and #ScientificPublishing there's Stephen Eglen @sje, Stephen Royle @clathrin

I am living many out ... the list is long. One way to find them is via tags like #neuroscience.

Big accounts like Doctorow @pluralistic, @Carl_Zimmer, @jwz, and @timkmak are here too. There are many more.

There are useful bots like, for me, @flypapers – I wish I could filter for neuro-only papers, but the volume isn't high. Then there're neuroscience-specific servers like and – their local timelines may reveal further accounts you may like.

🔔Job alert🔔
Fully funded postdoc position at the brand new Adaptive Control group (Lyon, France). Since more positions will be open soon, a broad range of profiles and background will be considered for this first one!
Please RT🔁🙏

#Hippocampus neuroscientists:
Do you think that hippocampal #Replay can truly represent a future planning trajectory?
Or that all replay trajectories are actually related to consolidation / generalization / other memory-oriented mechanisms?

Discussion & questions welcome!
Poll in Post 2 ⤵️​

PSA for #cosyne2023 :

We're going to be changing our #clocks in Montreal this coming Sunday morning at 2AM, moving them forward one hour (i.e. what used to be 2AM will become 3AM)!

So, remember that when you're planning your schedule for Sunday the 12th!

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