Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Kenji Doya)


Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50


B250 (Center Building, Level B)


Title: Inference, control and the cortical circuits


The duality of sensory inference and motor control has recently been recognized as the commonality in computations required for the posterior distributions in Bayesian inference and the value functions in optimal control. Meanwhile, an intriguing question about the brain is why the entire neocortex shares a canonical six-layer architecture, while its posterior and anterior halves are engaged in sensory processing and motor control, respectively. Here we consider the hypothesis that the sensory and motor cortical circuits implement the dual computations for Bayesian inference and optimal control,

Yasha and Akiko (FAO)

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