Neural Information Processing

Computational Vision Journal Club

Winter Term 2022/23

Day, time & location:

Mondays from 14:00 till 15:30 (please note we will start at 14:00 – no academic quarter or c.t.)
First meeting to allocate the topics: Monday, October 17th, 2022,  14:00
Location: Lecture hall (room no. 00-28/A7) on the ground floor of Maria-von-Linden-Str. 6

To register for the course, please join the course on ILIAS


Students can obtain 3 ECTS for the active participation in the Journal Club (non graded, only pass or fail). The number of participants at the Journal Club is strictly limited to 10, and members of the NIP lab take precedence over external students. Thus in practice there is a limit of 2, 3 or maximally 4 external students per term, depending on the number of current NIP lab members.

date article
17.10.2022 Bastounis, A., Hansen, A. C., & Vlačić, V. (2021). The mathematics of adversarial attacks in AI—Why deep learning is unstable despite the existence of stable neural networks (arXiv:2109.06098). arXiv.
13:00 hrs
van Bergen, R. S., & Kriegeskorte, N. (2020). Going in circles is the way forward: The role of recurrence in visual inference. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 65, 176-193.

– no journal club – (Reformationstag)

07.11.2022 – no journal club –
14.11.2022 Firestone, C. (2020). Performance vs. Competence in human—Machine comparisons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(43), 26562-26571.
21.11.2022 Cichy, R. M., & Kaiser, D. (2019). Deep Neural Networks as Scientific Models. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
28.11.2022 Lonnqvist, B., Bornet, A., Doerig, A., & Herzog, M. H. (2021). A comparative biology approach to DNN modeling of vision: A focus on differences, not similarities. Journal of Vision, 21(10), 17-17.
05.12.2022 – no journal club –


Daugman, J. G. (2001). Brain metaphor and brain theory. In W. P. Bechtel, J. Mundale, & R. S. Stufflebeam (Eds.), Philosophy and the Neurosciences (pp. 23-36). Blackwell.
19.12.2022 – no journal club –
26.12.2022 – no journal club – (Christmas holidays)
02.01.2023 – no journal club – (Christmas holidays)
09.01.2023 de-Wit, L., Alexander, D., Ekroll, V., & Wagemans, J. (2016). Is neuroimaging measuring information in the brain? Psychonomic Bulletin  & Review, 23(5), 1415-1428.
16.01.2023 – no journal club – (Time to read and prepare Brette (2019), see below)
23.01.2023 – no journal club – (Time to read and prepare Brette (2019), see below)
30.01.2023 Brette, R. (2019). Is coding a relevant metaphor for the brain? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42.
06.02.2023 – no journal club –