Journal Club "Learning and Memory"

We will discuss the latest research results in learning and memory at the systems level. Each session will consist of either a presentation based on a published article or a research talk. Presentations will be given by one participant and will be followed by a group discussion. Research talks will be given by members of the computational neuroscience group or external invited guests. Some meetings will be held via video conferencing with participants from the USA. To accommodate the schedule of external participants, some meetings might have to be moved to a different date and time. The topics to be discussed will focus on the functional role of the mammalian hippocampus in spatial navigation and episodic memory. They will cover a diverse set of approaches: electrophysiology, imaging, computational modeling, and robotics. Students will select articles to present in consultation with the instructor.

Assessment: presentation in class

Course material: available on Trello (

Capacity: max. 15 students

Enrollment: eCampus



Course type
3 CP
Summer Term 2021


Takes place every week on Tuesday from 12:00 to 13:30.
First appointment is on 13.04.2021
Last appointment is on 20.07.2021


Advanced knowledge of learning and memory

Contact: Prof. Sen Cheng, NB 3/33,
Office hours: Thursdays 14:00-15:00 (Cheng)

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

Universitätsstr. 150, Building NB, Room 3/32
D-44801 Bochum, Germany

Tel: (+49) 234 32-28967
Fax: (+49) 234 32-14210