Sensory Prediction Error Signals in the Neocortex with Blake Richards

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Today we continue our 2019 NeurIPS coverage, this time around joined by Blake Richards, Assistant Professor at McGill University and a Core Faculty Member at Mila.

Blake was an invited speaker at the Neuro-AI Workshop, and presented his research on "Sensory Prediction Error Signals in the Neocortex." In our conversation, we discuss a series of recent studies on two-photon calcium imaging. We talk predictive coding, hierarchical inference, and Blake's recent work on memory systems for reinforcement learning. Make sure you head over to to follow along with this series!

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