Drs. Versteeg & Pandarinath organize a Cosyne Workshop on Computation Through Dynamics

At Cosyne 2024, Chris Versteeg and Chethan Pandarinath organized the workshop “Understanding Neural Computation using Task-Trained and Data-Trained Networks”. The workshop aimed to connect two major methodologies for using dynamics to bridge from neural activity to neural computation – task-trained and data-trained network modeling – and foster communication between researchers in both sub-disciplines.

This workshop also featured the debut of the Computation-Through-Dynamics Benchmark. The CtD Benchmark provides a library of simulated neural datasets reflecting a range of neural computations, with a goal of standardizing comparisons between models fit to neural data and thereby improving our ability to infer neural computation from recorded neural activity. We are excited by the prospect of researchers building off of the benchmark and making progress in linking neural population activity to neural computation!

Chethan Pandarinath, PhD
Chethan Pandarinath, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurosurgery, Emory & GA Tech

Brain-computer interfaces, neural dynamics, AI.