Join us on 12 May 2023 at 15:00 for a fascinating presentation by Dr. Panayiota Poirazi, coordinator of the NEUREKA project, on “Learning with dendrites in brains and machines” at UNIPD VIMM Institute. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the Neureka project including computational modelling and dendritic function.
Dendrites are thin processes that extend from the cell body of neurons and receive the vast majority
of synaptic input. Their biophysical, anatomical and plasticity properties allow them to shape
incoming signals in complex ways and have thus been suggested to serve as key players in learning
and memory functions. During the talk, Dr. Poirazi will discuss how computational modelling has
helped us illuminate dendritic function. Dr. Poirazi will present the main findings of a number of
projects in lab dealing with dendritic nonlinearities in excitatory and inhibitory neurons, their
consequences on memory formation, the role of dendrites in solving nonlinear problems in human
neurons and recent efforts to adopt dendritic features in order to improve learning in artificial
The talk will take place at the Seminar room in VIMM institute in 12 May 2023 at 15:00.