Wahiba Taouali

Motion Integration By V1 Population (Post-Doc, 2013-03 / 2015-01)

Description

Wahiba hold the postdoctoral position at the "Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone" (team "Inference and Visual Behavior"), CNRS, Marseille (France) to study object motion integration and representation at the level of V1 populations:

https://brainscales.kip.uni-heidelberg.de/index.html This grant is funded by a large European integrated project called "BrainScales" whose aim is to understand brain information processing at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to interact with a large and exciting consortium composed of 18 europeans teams working in biology, modeling and hardware.

http://www.int.univ-amu.fr/spip.php?rubrique2&lang=en Our team moved to a new Institute within an entirely renovated building at the medical campus of the Timone with brand-new animal, surgery and experimental facilities along with a high-performance computing cluster. The team was at the time composed of 8 P.I., 7 Ph.D., 7 Post-Docs and 3 clinicians covering a large span of expertise in visual and visuo-motor processing, using psychophysics, neurophysiology and modeling approaches. Importantly, the Institute concentrates one of the largest expertise in behaving monkey in Europe with 8 P.I. working in vision, but also motor control and motivational processes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MarseilleMarseille is a major french town by the mediterranean sea with a lively atmosphere and cultural life. Marseille was European Capital of Culture in 2013.

References
  • Reynaud A., Masson G. S. and Chavane F. Dynamics of Local Input Normalization Result from Balanced Short- and Long-Range Intracortical Interactions in Area V1 Journal of Neuroscience, 2012, 32(36): 12558-12569

  • Reynaud A., Takerkart S, Masson G. S. and Chavane F. Linear model decomposition for voltage-sensitive dye imaging signals: Application in awake behaving monkey. Neuroimage, 2011, 54(2), 1196–1210

  • Perrinet, L. and Masson G. Motion-based prediction is sufficient to solve the aperture problem Neural Computation, 2012

  • Masson G. and Perrinet L. The behavioral receptive field underlying motion integration for primate tracking eye movements Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 2012.

  • List of publications

    • Wahiba Taouali, Giacomo Benvenuti, Frédéric Chavane, Laurent Perrinet. A dynamic model for decoding direction and orientation in macaque primary visual cortex, URL . In Proceedings of AREADNE, 2016 abstract.

    • Wahiba Taouali, Giacomo Benvenuti, Frédéric Chavane, Laurent Perrinet. A dynamic model for decoding direction and orientation in macaque primary visual cortex, URL . In Proceedings of VSS, 2015 abstract.

    • Wahiba Taouali, Giacomo Benvenuti, Pascal Wallisch, Frédéric Chavane, Laurent Perrinet. On overdispersion in neuronal evoked activity . In ICMNS 2015 conference, 2015 abstract.

    • Wahiba Taouali, Giacomo Benvenuti, Pascal Wallisch, Frederic Chavane, Laurent U. Perrinet. Testing the Odds of Inherent versus Observed Over-dispersion in Neural Spike Counts, URL URL2 . Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(1):434-444, 2015 abstract.

    • Wahiba Taouali, Laurent Perrinet. A Simple Model of Orientation Encoding Accounting For Multivariate Neural Noise. In 6th Workshop of the Computational Neuroscience Network in Marseille, 2014 abstract.

    • Wahiba Taouali, Laurent Perrinet. A Simple Model of Orientation Encoding Accounting For Multivariate Neural Noise. In Proceedings of AREADNE, 2014 abstract.


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