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Massimiliano Versace

Boston University, Boston, MA, United States 
computational neuroscience
"Massimiliano Versace"

received my MA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Trieste, Italy and my PhD from the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University, where I am currently a Postdoc and Assistant Director of the CNS Technology Lab. My research interests are focused on neural networks - in particular applied to cortical models of learning and memory. I am also involved in the development and testing of a software package for advanced neurosimulations, KInNeSS. Most of my activity is carried out at CNS at Boston University

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Stephen Grossberg grad student 2007 Boston University (Neurotree)
 (Laminar circuits for synchronous thalamocortical information processing and attentive stable learning by spiking neurons.)


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Lena Sherbakov grad student 2014 Boston University (Neurotree)
Jeremy Wurbs grad student 2012-2015 (Neurotree)
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Grossberg S, Palma J, Versace M. (2015) Resonant Cholinergic Dynamics in Cognitive and Motor Decision-Making: Attention, Category Learning, and Choice in Neocortex, Superior Colliculus, and Optic Tectum. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 9: 501
Galbraith BV, Guenther FH, Versace M. (2015) A neural network-based exploratory learning and motor planning system for co-robots. Frontiers in Neurorobotics. 9: 7
Raudies F, Eldridge S, Joshi A, et al. (2014) Learning to navigate in a virtual world using optic flow and stereo disparity signals Artificial Life and Robotics. 19: 157-169
Shankar V, Sherbakov L, Galbraith B, et al. (2013) A co-robotic assistant capable of object selection and search via a brain machine interface International Ieee/Embs Conference On Neural Engineering, Ner. 1441-1444
Palma J, Grossberg S, Versace M. (2012) Persistence and storage of activity patterns in spiking recurrent cortical networks: modulation of sigmoid signals by after-hyperpolarization currents and acetylcholine. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 6: 42
Ames H, Mingolla E, Sohail A, et al. (2012) The animat: new frontiers in whole brain modeling. Ieee Pulse. 3: 47-50
Palma J, Versace M, Grossberg S. (2012) After-hyperpolarization currents and acetylcholine control sigmoid transfer functions in a spiking cortical model. Journal of Computational Neuroscience. 32: 253-80
Wong C, Versace M. (2012) CARTMAP: A neural network method for automated feature selection in financial time series forecasting Neural Computing and Applications. 21: 969-977
Léveillé J, Ames H, Chandler B, et al. (2012) Learning in a distributed software architecture for large-scale neural modeling Lecture Notes of the Institute For Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. 87: 659-666
Grossberg S, Léveillé J, Versace M. (2011) How do object reference frames and motion vector decomposition emerge in laminar cortical circuits? Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 73: 1147-70
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