Thursday, August 31, 2023

Real-time Modeling with Adaptive Interventions

9:45 AM

Virtual via Zoom

This presentation is held as part of the U-M Biomedical Engineering (BME 500) Seminar Series.

Systems neuroscience is now tackling higher-dimensional spaces as we record from larger neural populations, examine richer behavioral repertoires, and place animals in more complex environments. Combined with precise stimulation technologies, we can begin to dissect large-scale circuits in vivo, constructing models that causally relate neural activity to behavior. Perturbative testing of hypothesized brain-behavior links, however, requires statistically efficient methods for both estimating and intervening on neural activity in real time. Here I will discuss a few ways in which we can construct and refine models built in real-time, as neural or behavioral data are acquired, and use them to ‘close the loop’ and determine the optimal next stimulus to present or optimal next neuronal perturbation to apply. We demonstrate these methods in simulation and in experiments studying the optomotor response in larval zebrafish with calcium fluorescence imaging.

Anne Draelos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Member, Michigan Neuroscience Institute