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Paper: PS-2B.74
Session: Poster Session 2B
Location: H Fl├Ąche 1.OG
Session Time: Sunday, September 15, 17:15 - 20:15
Presentation Time:Sunday, September 15, 17:15 - 20:15
Presentation: Poster
Publication: 2019 Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience, 13-16 September 2019, Berlin, Germany
Paper Title: An overview of functional alignment in artificial and biological neural networks: Current recommendations and open questions
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License: Creative Commons License
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Authors: Elizabeth DuPre, Jean-Baptiste Poline, McGill University, Canada
Abstract: Functional alignment is a method for finding similarity in functional representations of both biological and artificial neural networks. Although it is actively developed in cognitive neuroscience and deep learning, each field prefers its own terminology for and variants of this method. There is, therefore, relatively little cross talk between the two spaces. In this brief review, we highlight three functional alignment methods successfully used in both fields: canonical correlation analysis, Procrustes analysis, and shared response modelling. We consider the relative strengths of each method and highlight situations in which each may be most appropriate. We conclude with open questions in functional alignment that may serve as collaborative opportunities for cognitive neuroscience and deep learning.