Pedro J. Gonçalves
I am a postdoc working in Jakob Macke’s lab since January 2016. I am broadly interested in building biologically constrained theoretical models (combining methods from dynamical systems, statistical physics and machine learning) to guide new experiments and ultimately refine the models to further our understanding of neural systems.
Before joining the lab, I was a postdoctoral research fellow working with Maneesh Sahani at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL. My PhD was supervised by Christian Machens at École normale supérieure in Paris (2012).
Lueckmann J.*, Goncalves P.J.*, Bassetto G., Oecal K., Nonnenmacher M., Macke J.H. Flexible statistical inference for mechanistic models of neural dynamics. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 30: 31st Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2017), 2018.
Goncalves P.J.*, Arrenberg A.B.*, Hablitzel B., Baier H. and Machens C.K. (2014). Optogenetic perturbations reveal the dynamics of an oculomotor integrator. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 8:10.
Goncalves P.J. , Linden J.F., Sahani M. Short-term depression in excitatory synapses can lead to temporally tuned augmentation in balanced network responses (submitted)
Goncalves P.J., Hildebrandt K.J., Sahani M., Linden J.F. Optogenetic modulation of transient and sustained responses to tones in auditory cortex of awake mice. Computational and Systems Neuroscience (2015)
Calaim C.*, Barrett D.*, Goncalves P.J.*, Deneve S., Machens, C.K. A theoretical framework for optogenetic perturbations in the oculomotor integrator. Computational and Systems Neuroscience (2015)
Goncalves P.J. A plasticity mechanism for the robustness of the oculomotor integrator. Computational and Systems Neuroscience (2013)
Goncalves P.J., Arrenberg A.B., Baier H. and Machens, C.K. Inference of causal mapping between neural activity and motor response using optogenetic stimulation. Computational and Systems Neuroscience (2011)
Goncalves P. and Machens, C. A robust bilateral line attractor model of the oculomotor system with ordinary neurons. Computational and Systems Neuroscience (2010)
Goncalves P. and Machens, C. Lifetime and stability in line attractor networks of short-term memory. Neurocomp (2008)
Goncalves P.J., Linden J.F., Sahani M. Augmentation of A1 responses is reproduced by a recurrent circuit model combining strong excitation with synaptic depression. Society for Neuroscience (2015)
Goncalves P.J., Arrenberg A.B., Baier H. and Machens, C.K. A universal neural circuit model of the oculomotor integrator: a theoretical framework for optogenetic dissection. Society for Neuroscience (2010)
Goncalves P. and Machens, C. A bilateral band attractor model for the oculomotor system. Computational Neuroscience Meeting (2009)