Seminar: Neuroinformatics 3

Algorithms and machine learning
Advanced studies
Year Semester Date Period Language In charge
2011 spring 19.01-27.04. 3-4 English Aapo Hyvärinen


Time Room Lecturer Date
Wed 14-16 C220 Aapo Hyvärinen 19.01.2011-23.02.2011
Wed 14-16 C220 Aapo Hyvärinen 16.03.2011-27.04.2011

Information for international students

The seminar is in English.


The topic of the seminar this year is

Social interaction in agents and humans

We will try to understand the mechanisms and phenomena related to social interaction by considering agent-based models on the one hand, and neuroscientific experiments and theories on the other.

The seminar is meant for Master's and PhD students in computer science, neuroscience and related disciplines.

Completing the course

To get the credit points, you are supposed to

  • Participate in all the sessions of the seminar. One absence is OK, more than one if you have a very good reason.
  • Give a talk based on given material, typically a scientific article. Who gets what will be decided in the first seminar session.
  • Write, in the end, a short report on what you learned at the seminar (something like 10 lines per presentation).  DEADLINE: 11th May.

There is no overlap with the previous neuroinformatics seminars, so you can do this seminar every year.

Literature and material

The articles to be presented are here.


26.1. Presenter: Samuli S (paper by Castelfranchi)
2.2. Erik (Sebanz et al) --- cancelled
9.2.  Sudharsan (Epstein)
16.2. Kari (Axelrod & Hamilton)
23.2. Mikko (Burnham;  Nowak et al)

16.3. Cristina (Rizzolatti et al)
23.3. Marie-Noëlle (Nishitani et al)
30.3. Samuli P (Henrich and McElreath)
6.4.  Laura (Predinger & Ishizuka) and Miika (Chapman et al)
13.4. Ilmari (Glass and Grosz)
20.4. Tommy (Banerjee)