Name: Dr Rafal Bogacz
University of Oxford

Events this person is speaking at:

Thursday 17 May 2018 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

Computational model of action selection in the basal ganglia
Date: 17 May 2018, 13:00 - 14:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Trinity 2018)
Speaker : Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)
Venue: John Radcliffe West Wing and Children's Hospital, Headington OX3 9DU
Venue Details: Seminar Rooms A/B, Level 6, West Wing
Organiser: Niki Andrew (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Events this person is hosting:

Wednesday 15 March 2017 (9th Week, Hilary Term)

Testing complex brain-computational models to understand how the brain works
Date: 15 March 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 (Wednesday, 9th week, Hilary 2017)
Speaker : Dr Nikolaus Kriegeskorte (University of Cambridge)
Venue: Tinsley Building, Mansfield Road OX1 3TA
Organisers: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford), Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Host: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)

Tuesday 26 June 2018 (10th Week, Trinity Term)

The role of confidence in learning to make good decisions
Date: 26 June 2018, 13:30 - 14:30 (Tuesday, 10th week, Trinity 2018)
Speaker : Prof Jan Drugowitsch (Harvard University)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)
Host: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)

Wednesday 8 May 2019 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

Corticostriatal computations in learning and decision making
Date: 8 May 2019, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Trinity 2019)
Speaker : Prof Michael Frank (Brown University)
Venue: Sherrington Library, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)
Host: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)

Events this person is organising:

Wednesday 15 February 2017 (5th Week, Hilary Term)

Modeling Neural and Performance Correlates of Attention
Date: 15 February 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 (Wednesday, 5th week, Hilary 2017)
Speaker : Miss Grace Lindsay (Columbia University)
Venue: Tinsley Building, Mansfield Road OX1 3TA
Organisers: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford), Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 15 March 2017 (9th Week, Hilary Term)

Testing complex brain-computational models to understand how the brain works
Date: 15 March 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 (Wednesday, 9th week, Hilary 2017)
Speaker : Dr Nikolaus Kriegeskorte (University of Cambridge)
Venue: Tinsley Building, Mansfield Road OX1 3TA
Organisers: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford), Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Host: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)

Wednesday 26 April 2017 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

STDP balance and morphology influences the appearance of the dendritic mosaic
Date: 26 April 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 (Wednesday, 1st week, Trinity 2017)
Speaker : Dr Nicolangelo Iannella (University of Nottingham)
Venue: Tinsley Building, Mansfield Road OX1 3TA
Organisers: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford), Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 10 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

The Agony of Choice: Optimal Policies for Value-based Decision Making
Date: 10 May 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Trinity 2017)
Speaker : Prof Alexander Pouget (University of Geneva)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organisers: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford), Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 14 June 2017 (8th Week, Trinity Term)

Optical Tools for Dissecting Neural Information Processing
Date: 14 June 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 8th week, Trinity 2017)
Speaker : Dr Simon Schultz (Imperial College London)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organisers: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford), Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 22 June 2017 (9th Week, Trinity Term)

Mechanism underlying the retinal computation of predictive sensitization
Date: 22 June 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Thursday, 9th week, Trinity 2017)
Speaker : Dr David Kastner (UCSF)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Organisers: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford), Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 29 June 2017 (10th Week, Trinity Term)

A Spiral Attractor Network Drives Rhythmic Locomotion in Aplysia
Date: 29 June 2017, 14:00 - 15:00 (Thursday, 10th week, Trinity 2017)
Speaker : Dr Mark Humphries (University of Manchester)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organisers: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford), Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 5 July 2017 (11th Week, Trinity Term)

Rethinking Reward: Dopamine Signals in Learning and Motivation
Date: 5 July 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 11th week, Trinity 2017)
Speaker : Prof Josh Berke (UC San Francisco)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Organiser: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 21 September 2017 (-2nd Week, Michaelmas Term)

Basal ganglia activity: The good, the bad, and the depressed
Date: 21 September 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Thursday, -2nd week, Michaelmas 2017)
Speaker : Prof Jonathan Rubin (University of Pittsburgh)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 27 September 2017 (-1st Week, Michaelmas Term)

What can we learn from local field potentials (LFPs) recorded in the brain?
Date: 27 September 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, -1st week, Michaelmas 2017)
Speaker : Dr Gaute Einevoll (Norwegian University of Life Sciences and University of Oslo)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture theatre
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford), Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 11 October 2017 (1st Week, Michaelmas Term)

Title TBC
Date: 11 October 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 1st week, Michaelmas 2017)
Speaker : Prof Thomas Nowotny (University of Sussex)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Organisers: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim Vogels, Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Biophysical model of the olfactory system of honey bees predicts qualitatively different responses to mixtures
Date: 11 October 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 1st week, Michaelmas 2017)
Speaker : Prof Thomas Nowotny (University of Sussex)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture theatre
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim Vogels
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 15 November 2017 (6th Week, Michaelmas Term)

What is simplicity in a complex auditory world?
Date: 15 November 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 6th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Speaker : Dr Dan Goodman (Imperial College London)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture theatre
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim Vogels
Hosts: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Tim Vogels

Wednesday 22 November 2017 (7th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Controlling Populations of Neurons
Date: 22 November 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 7th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Speaker : Prof Jeff Moehlis (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture theatre
Organiser: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 29 November 2017 (8th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Prefrontal cortex as a meta-reinforcement learning system
Date: 29 November 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Speaker : Dr Matthew Botvinick (DeepMind and Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture theatre
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim Vogels
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 13 December 2017 (10th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Title TBC
Status: This talk is in preparation - details may change
Status: This talk has been cancelled
Date: 13 December 2017, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 10th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Speaker : Dr Frédéric Piel (Imperial College London)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture theatre
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford), Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford)
Host: Dr Tim P Vogels (University of Oxford)

Wednesday 13 June 2018 (8th Week, Trinity Term)

Learning to Believe: Prediction error adaptation as an efficient neurocomputational mechanism for learning about risky outcomes
Date: 13 June 2018, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 8th week, Trinity 2018)
Speaker : Dr Kelly Diederen (King's College London)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Tuesday 26 June 2018 (10th Week, Trinity Term)

The role of confidence in learning to make good decisions
Date: 26 June 2018, 13:30 - 14:30 (Tuesday, 10th week, Trinity 2018)
Speaker : Prof Jan Drugowitsch (Harvard University)
Venue: Le Gros Clark Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QX
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)
Host: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)

Wednesday 8 May 2019 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

Corticostriatal computations in learning and decision making
Date: 8 May 2019, 13:30 - 14:30 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Trinity 2019)
Speaker : Prof Michael Frank (Brown University)
Venue: Sherrington Library, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Organisers: Dr Friedemann Zenke (University of Oxford), Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)
Host: Dr Rafal Bogacz (University of Oxford)