Moritz Grosse-WentrupMachine learning for neural decoding
The Research Group Neuroinformatics, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria) develops machine learning methods to decode neuronal states and relate these to cognitive processes.
Understanding the brain means to solve the problem how neural activity gives rise to cognition. This is a causal question that can not be sufficiently answered by correlational methods only. The research group Neuroinformatics develops statistical models and machine learning methods that infer causal relations from purely observational data. We then use these methods to study how neural processes, e.g., as observed by calcium imaging, EEG, ECoG, or fMRI, generate cognition and behavior.
- P.K. Rubenstein, S. Weichwald, S. Bongers, J.M. Mooij, D. Janzing, M. Grosse-Wentrup, and B. Schölkopf . Causal consistency of structural equation models. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2017), page ID11. (Modelling Behavior)
- S. Weichwald, T. Meyer, O. Özdenizci, B. Schölkopf, T. Ball, and M. Grosse-Wentrup . Identification of causal relations in neuroimaging data with latent confounders: An instrumental variable approach. NeuroImage, 110:48–59. (Modelling Behavior)
- S. Weichwald, T. Meyer, O. Özdenizci, B. Schölkopf, T. Ball, and M. Grosse-Wentrup . Causal interpretation rules for encoding and decoding models in neuroimaging. NeuroImage, 110:48–59. (Modelling Behavior)