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What debates should we have in neuromatch 2.0 and who should be on the panel?

Make suggestions for what would be good topics for a neuromatch 2.0 debate and who should be the proponents for/against. Then vote on the ideas suggested.


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Is "coding" a useful way to understand the brain?
by Dan Goodman
Arguing against: Romain Brette Arguing for: everyone else ;-)
 
29

sm, Sven, Akke Houben and 26 more

To what extent Bayesian models can explain behavior
by Saurabh Ranjan
21

Anh Nguyen, SM, D and 18 more

Is deep learning the right tool to understand the brain?
by Titipat Achakulvisut
18

Sveekruth Pai, Heloisa Chiossi, D and 15 more

What is the most important problem to solve in modern neuroscience?
 
Too wide and mostly subjective?
15
 
May get away from computational neuroscience
8
18

SM, Nizar Almesri, Gili Karni and 15 more

The vaidity of neuroimaging studies in establishing causation
by AS
16

Heloisa Chiossi, Nicolai, Alice Hodapp and 13 more

To what extend is prediction necessary for perception?
by Nico
While many argue "seeing is predicting" and perception is often seen as updating ones priors (FP ... more
15

SM, Adam Steel, Rishi Mohanta and 12 more

What is the role of dendrites in cortical processing?
by Konrad
9

Farimah Mapar, SM, Paul Pfeiffer and 6 more

How could integrate the knowledge across different scales of the brain?
by Anatoly Buchin
6

Svenja, Juan, Alberto Antonietti and 3 more

Is the "Binding Problem" a problem?
by Bevil
 
Arguing for: Doris Tsao Arguing against: Anyone using deep learning to solve object recognition
5
 
Unclear what the "binding problem" is.
5
5

Adam Steel, Paul Zerr, Saurabh Ranjan and 2 more

Should all neuroscience data be openly available to the community when it is first published?
by Chris
 
possible addition: when to publish data?(e.g., before the peer-reviewed paper is accepted, togeth... more
by Alberto Antonietti
1
4

D, Paul Zerr, Tristan Stoeber and 1 more

Is there convincing evidence for "activity-silent" working memory?
4

Paul P, Paul Zerr, Luis and 1 more

Is measuring dimensionality the correct way of measuring brain complexity?
E.g. Is the brain really constrained to lower dimensionality than the full space spanned by its n... more
 
+ low dimensional computation is necessary for brain
4
2
Heloisa Chiossi
SM
What constitutes a "low-level" versus a "high-level" visual feature?
by Bevil
3
Anna Montagnini
Paul Zerr
Saide
Low dimensional vs high dimensional brain.
2
George
Mikkel
What implications does the intractability of computing real-life Bayesian posterior distributions have for the way the brain appears to be doing Bayesian inference?
 
Top down feedback models can estimate Bayesian relations tractably. They are just not popular yet.
1
1
Tsvi
What is(are) the goal(s) of computational neuroscience? How many levels of analysis/theory are valid ways to approach this goal(s)?
1
yiyan
How informative are rate maps?
1
Trsitan Stoeber
Advantages and constraints of the GLM approach
1
Tristan Stoeber
What is the future of neuroscience, experimental or computational?
by Alberto Antonietti
1
Mona Hervig
How does selective pressure operate on a system as complex as the brain?
by Bevil
1
Adam Steel
Deep learning in predicting the consumer behavior.
by Sagar Chaturvedi
Is there any way that we can prepare a database of the buying and decision-making habits of the c... more
 
Seems like a good topic for the talk but not ideal for the debate?
by Titipat A.
4
1
Euni
Reductionism v.s. emergentism
by Akke
Can we study the brain as a modular system in which each module (neuron, network or area) is assi... more
0
How can modern neuroscience help understand the brain through clinical studies in patients?
by Vineet
0
What is color vision for and how is it implemented? (Is color multiplexed with luminance contrast and form, or separable)?
by Bevil
0
Does the brain compute what stuff is, where it is, and whether we care about it in separable, parallel networks?
by Bevil
0
what is an object?
by Bevil
0
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Those who cannot do, theorize? (O
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Do rodents have a valid homologue of the primate DLPFC?
0

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