Excited that our preprint “Improved multitask learning through synaptic intelligence” just went life on the arXiv (https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.04200). This article, by Ben Poole, Surya and myself, illustrates the benefits of complex synaptic dynamics on continual learning in neural networks. Here a …

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I am very much looking forward to presenting some recent work with Surya on learning in spiking neural networks at the CoSyNe workshop “Deep learning” and the brain (6.20–6.50p on Monday, 27 February 2017 in “Wasatch”). Update: Preprint available. In …

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I recommend taking a look at the special issue  on ‘Integrating Hebbian and Homeostatic plasticity’ which was just published in Phil Trans of the Royal Society B. You can find the table of contents at http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/372/1715. The issue is based …

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I just enjoyed reading Romain Brette’s post about how to move towards a better scientific publication system. Maybe you will find it interesting too. My new year resolution : to help move science to the post-journal world  

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The stable Auryn version 0.8 is available now. The new version comes with extensive refactoring under the hood an now supports complex synapse models and improved vectorization for neuron models. The new version is available on github

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Last week I put up a release branch for Auryn v0.8 which is currently in alpha stage. The code can be found here https://github.com/fzenke/auryn/releases The main perks: Further increase of performance. Class-based state vectors for neuronal and synaptic states for ease …

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I will have a poster at the Discussion Meeting “Integrating Hebbian and homeostatic plasticity” in London next week April 19–20, 2016 I am happy about the opportunity to present a poster which summarizes the key insights I gained during my …

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… just got a lot easier with the new AurynVector class. Because Auryn originally used GSL vectors (which predates C++) it was still using non object oriented syntax for vector data types internally. That made writing code for new neuron …

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The new stable Auryn version is now online After a couple of months of testing, Auryn 0.7.0 is now available for download. The new version now finally uses cmake throughout and can thus be built on Windows PCs and Macs …

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This concludes our Special Issue in Frontiers Computational Neuroscience Cristina, Matt and me are happy to successfully conclude the Frontiers Research Topic that we have organized over the past year. I would like to express my thanks to all the …

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