Mike SchachterClass of 2011
Undergraduate Institution: Temple University
I'm interested in machine learning, population coding in neural systems, and the neural mechanisms and implementation of vocal mimicry. Specifically I study the representation of sound in the auditory system of the Zebra Finch and am working towards a model of the vocalization sensorimotor loop using spiking recurrent networks trained using spike-timing dependent plasticity rules.
Schachter MJ, Oesch N, Smith RG, Taylor WR 2010 Dendritic Spikes Amplify the Synaptic Signal to Enhance Detection of Motion in a Simulation of the Direction-Selective Ganglion Cell. PLoS Computional Biology 6(8): e1000899. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000899