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Final Workshop Series ‘Neural Control: From Data to Machines’

Plan4Act – Predictive Neural Information for Proactive Actions: From Monkey Brain to SmartHouse Control Project Abstract:Planning and mental simulation of actions and outcomes are a major cognitive trait of humans. We predict action consequences and perform goal-directed actions in proactive, forward-looking ways. By contrast, systems that lack predictive planning are reactive and dominated by reflex-like, […]

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Vitual Consortium Meeting, July 15th, 2020

Plan4act consortium organizes its second 2020 consortium meeting virtually due to COVID-19 by July 15th. The aim of the meeting is to plan the work to carry out during last half year of the project.

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Article in the MIT Press Journal

March 02, 2020 UGOE published the work “The self-organized learning of noisy environmental stimuli requires distinct phases of plasticity“ Abstract Along sensory pathways, representations of environmental stimuli become increasingly sparse and expanded. If additionally the feed-forward synaptic weights are structured according to the inherent organization of stimuli, the increase in sparseness and expansion leads to […]

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Article in PLOS ONE Open Access

April 10, 2020, UGOE published the work “Hey, look over there: Distraction effects on rapid sequence recall” Abstract In the course of everyday life, the brain must store and recall a huge variety of representations of stimuli which are presented in an ordered or sequential way. The processes by which the ordering of these various […]

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Article in the Special Issue Performance, Power and Energy-Efficiency Optimization in Computer Architectures

May 2020, MDPI published the work of the SDU group entitled “AHEAD: Automatic Holistic Energy-Aware Design Methodology for MLP Neural Network Hardware Generation in Proactive BMI Edge Devices” Abstract The prediction of a high-level cognitive function based on a proactive brain–machine interface (BMI) control edge device is an emerging technology for improving the quality of […]

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The 5th RSU National and International Research Conference on Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities 2020, Thailand.

Last May 2020, took place The 5th RSU National and International Research Conference on Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities 2020, Thailand. Conference was held Online due to COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Dr. Poramate Manoonpong, participated as Keynote Speaker of the parallel session organized by College of Biomedical Engineering: ” Human-Robot interaction for Medical robotics”. […]

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Conference on “Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedicine, and their implications in the world of health: the brain”.

The Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) is holding a conference on the advances in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedicine, and their implications in the world of health. Giuseppe Fico, deputy director of the Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech) group, gave his contribution in the session “Study of the brain interface”. March 2020. More info here.

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Article in eLife Neuroscience

May, 4 2020 DPZ team published the work “Wireless recording from unrestrained monkeys reveals motor goal encoding beyond immediate reach in frontoparietal cortex“ Abstract System neuroscience of motor cognition regarding the space beyond immediate reach mandates free, yet experimentally controlled movements. We present an experimental environment (Reach Cage) and a versatile visuo-haptic interaction system (MaCaQuE) […]

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