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Preprints

Cortico-cerebellar networks facilitate learning through feedback decoupling
Boven E*, Pemberton J*, Chadderton P, Apps R and Costa RP [* equal contributions]
(preprint soon)

Hippocampal networks support continual reinforcement learning
Mohinta S*, Pedamonti D*, Malagon-Vina H, Dimitrov M, Ciocchi S and Costa RP [* equal contributions]
(preprint soon)

Issues with learning in biological recurrent neural networks (CCN GAC Workshop)
Prince L, Boven E, Eyono R, Ghosh A, Pemberton J, Scherr F, Clopath C, Costa RP, Maass W, Richards B, Savin C and Wilmes KA
arXiv:2105.05382 [q-bio.NC]

Developmental depression-facilitation shift controls excitation-inhibition balance
Jia DW, Costa RP*, Vogels TP* [* co-senior author]
bioRxiv:431593

Pre- and postsynaptically expressed STDP contribute differentially to neuronal learning
Mizusaki BEP, Li SSY, Costa RP, Sjöström PJ
bioRxiv:458493


Journals and peer-reviewed proceedings

Cortico-cerebellar networks as decoupling neural interfaces
Pemberton J*, Boven E*, Apps R and Costa RP [* equal contributions]
Proceedings of 35th Neural Information Processing Systems, Sidney, Australia (Online), 2021
[Top 30 paper out of ~9000 submissions]

Learning offline: memory replay in biological and artificial reinforcement learning
Roscow E, Chua R, Costa RP, Jones M and Lepora N
Trends in Neuroscience (in press), 2021

The role of disentanglement in generalisation
Montero ML, Ludwig C, Costa RP, Malhotra G, Bowers J
Proceedings of International Conference on Learning Representations, Online, May 2021
[code, slides]

A deep learning framework for neuroscience
Richards BA*, Lillicrap TP*, (…) Costa RP, (…) Therien D* and Kording KP* [* equal contrib.]
Nature Neuroscience, 22, pages 1761–1770, 2019

Model-based inference of synaptic transmission
Bykowska O, Gontier C, Sax AL, Jia DW, Montero ML, Bird A, Houghton C, Pfister JP and Costa RP
Front. Synaptic Neurosci. Special Issue on Methods for Synaptic Interrogation, 11:21, 2019

Computational roles of plastic probabilistic synapses
Montero ML, Sacramento J and Costa RP
Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Volume 54, 2019

Dendritic cortical microcircuits approximate the backpropagation algorithm
Sacramento J, Costa RP, Bengio Y and Senn W
Proceedings of 32nd Neural Information Processing Systems, Montreal, Canada, 2018
[selected for 1/30 orals out of 4800 submissions]
See also a more neurosciency version: Dendritic error backpropagation in deep cortical microcircuits

Cortical microcircuits as gated-recurrent neural networks
Costa RP*, Assael YM*, Shillingford B*, Freitas N and Vogels TP [* equal contribution]
Proceedings of 31st Neural Information Processing Systems, Long Beach, US, 2017
[Highlighted by MIT Tech Review; 3rd party code available here]

Differential regulation of evoked and spontaneous release by presynaptic NMDA receptors
Abrahamsson T, Chou CYC, Li Sally, Mancino A, Costa RP, Nuro E, Brock JA, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Blackman AV, Tudor-Jones AA, Oyrer J, Farmer WT, Murai KK and Sjöström PJ
Neuron, Volume 96, Issue 10, Nov 2017

Synaptic transmission optimization predicts expression loci of long-term plasticity
Costa RP, Padamsey Z, D’Amour JA, Emptage NJ, Froemke RC and Vogels TP
Neuron, Volume 96, Issue 7, Sept 2017
[data/model, video, press release, preview by Poirazi and Kastellakis]

Functional consequences of pre- and postsynaptic expression of synaptic plasticity
Costa RP, Mizusaki BEP, Sjöström PJ and van Rossum MCW
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372, 2017

Unified pre- and postsynaptic long-term plasticity enables reliable and flexible learning
Costa RP, Froemke RC, Sjöström PJ* and van Rossum MCW* [* co-senior authors]
eLife; 4:e09457 2015
[data, code]

Probabilistic inference of short-term synaptic plasticity in neocortical microcircuits
Costa RP, Sjöström PJ and van Rossum MCW
Frontiers in Computational Neurosci. 7:75, 2013
[code/data]

How to train a neuron [Insight on Pawlak et al. eLife (2013)]
Costa RP, Watt AJ and Sjöström PJ
eLife; 2e00491 2013

Target-cell-specific short-term plasticity in local circuits
Blackman AV, Abrahamsson T, Costa RP, Lalanne T and Sjöström PJ
Front. in Synaptic Neurosci. 5:11, 2013

Target-specific expression of presynaptic NMDA receptors in neocortical microcircuits
Buchanan KA*, Blackman AV*, Moreau AW*, Elgar D*, Costa RP, Lalanne T, Tudor Jones AA, Oyrer J and Sjöström PJ [* equal contribution]
Neuron, Volume 75, Issue 3, Aug 2012

One cell to rule them all, and in the dendrites bind them [commentary on Legenstein and Maass (2011). J. Neurosci. 31]
Costa RP and Sjöström PJ
Frontiers in Synaptic Neurosci. 3:5, 2011

EPILAB: A software package for studies on the prediction of epileptic seizures
Teixeira CA, Direito B, Feldwisch H, Valderrama M, Costa RP, Alvarado-Rojas C, Nikolopoulos S, Le Van Quyen M, Timmer J, Schelter B and Dourado A
Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Volume 200, Issue 2, Sept 2011
[Shortlisted for 2012 Brain Computer Interface Research Award; toolbox]

A Computational Environment for Long-Term Multi-Feature and Multi-Algorithm Seizure Prediction
Teixeira CA, Direito B, Costa RP, Valderrama M, Feldwisch H, Nikolopoulos S, Le Van Quyen M, Schelter B and Dourado A
Proceedings of 32nd Annual International IEEE EMBS, 2010

Hyponymy Extraction and Web Search Behavior Analysis Based On Query Reformulation
Costa RP and Seco N
Proceedings of 11th Ibero-American on Artificial Intelligence, Oct 2008
[data]

Epileptic Seizure Classification Using Neural Networks With 14 Features
Costa RP, Oliveira P, Rodrigues G, Direito B and Dourado A
Proceedings of 12th International on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, Sept 2008
[code/data]

Enrichment of Automatically Generated Texts using Metaphor
Hervás R, Costa RP, Costa H, Gervás P and Pereira FC
Proceedings of 6th Mexican International on Artificial Intelligence, Nov 2007
[code]


Peer-reviewed conference/workshop posters

Cortico-cerebellar networks as brain-wide decoupling machines
Boven E*, Pemberton J*, Apps R and Costa RP [* equal contributions]
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Online, Feb 2021

Cholinergic-mediated adaptive learning in cortical microcircuits
Zhu HW*, Greedy W*, Mellor J and Costa RP [* equal contributions]
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Online, Feb 2021

Hippocampal encoding of continual reinforcement learning features
Mohinta S, Pedamonti D, Dimitrov M, Ciocchi S* and Costa RP* [* co-senior author]
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Online, Feb 2021

Division versus subtraction: task-specific gating in recurrent neural networks
Montero ML, Nejad KK, Khwaja A and Costa RP
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Online, Feb 2021

Hippocampal population representations in reinforced continual learning
Mohinta S, Ciocchi S* and Costa RP* [* co-senior author]
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Denver, USA, Feb 2020

Hippocampal population representations in reinforced continual learning
Mohinta S, Ciocchi S* and Costa RP* [* co-senior author]
Workshop on Biological and Artificial Reinforcement Learning, NeurIPS, Montreal, Dec 2019

Does subtractive gating improve generalization in working memory tasks?
Montero ML, Malhotra G, Bowers J* and Costa RP* [* co-senior author]
Cognitive Computational Neuroscience, Berlin, UK, Sept 2019

Robust learning with subtractive recurrent neural networks
Montero ML, Malhotra G, Bowers J* and Costa RP* [* co-senior author]
UK Neural Computation meeting, Nottingham, UK, July 2019

Efficient memory replay through sensory adaptation
MacMillan C, Chua R, Jia DW and Costa RP
UK Neural Computation meeting, Nottingham, UK, July 2019

Efficient memory replay through sensory adaptation
Chua R, Jia D and Costa RP
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 2019

Towards dynamic filtering in deep reinforcement learning
Chua R and Costa RP
European Workshop in Reinforcement Learning 2018, Lille, France

Statistical long-term synaptic plasticity predicts optimal excitation-inhibition balance
Costa RP, Padamsey Z, D’Amour J, Emptage N, Froemke RC and Vogels TP
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Feb 2017
[Presenter Travel Award]

Long-term synaptic statistical learning: aiming for a postsynaptic target response
Costa RP, Padamsey Z, D’Amour J, Froemke RC, Emptage N and Vogels TP
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Feb 2016
[shortlisted for Travel Award]

Memory savings through unified pre- and postsynaptic STDP
Costa RP, Froemke RC, Sjöström PJ and van Rossum MCW
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Mar 2015

Probabilistic inference reveals synapse-specific synaptic dynamics in neocortical microcircuits
Costa RP, Sjöström PJ and van Rossum MCW
Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Mar 2013


Conference posters

Cerebellum as a brain-wide decoupling machine
Pemberton J, Boven E, Apps R, Costa RP
Neuromatch, October 2020

Deep Generative Models as perceptual front-ends for decision-making
Montero ML, Costa RP, Bowers J, Ludwig C, Malhotra G
Mathpsych/ICCM, Virtual meeting, July 2020

Pre- and postsynaptically expressed spike-timing-dependent plasticity contribute differentially to neural learning
Mizusaki BEP, Li SSY, Costa RP, and Sjöström PJ
Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA, Nov 2016

Presynaptic NMDA receptors rely on RIM1αβ to control the readily-releasable pool at synapses onto layer-5 pyramidal neurons
Chou YCC, Abrahamsson T, Li SSY, Mancino A, Nuro E, Costa RP, Buchanan K, Elgar D, Blackman A, Tudor-Jones A, Murai K, and Sjöström PJ
Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA, Nov 2016

Optimization of synaptic transmission during long-term plasticity explains expression loci
Costa RP, Padamsey Z, D’Amour J, Emptage N, Froemke RC and Vogels TP
Neuroinformatics, Reading, UK, Sept 2016

Long-term synaptic statistical learning: aiming for a postsynaptic target response
Costa RP, Padamsey Z, D’Amour J, Emptage N, Froemke RC and Vogels TP
Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2016
[FENS-IBRO Travel Award]

Presynaptic NMDA receptors act via RIM1αβ to control the readily-releasable pool in layer-5 pyramidal neurons
Abrahamsson T, Li Sally, Chou CYC, Mancino A, Nuro E, Farmer WT, Costa RP, Buchanan KA , Elgar D, Blackman AV, Oyrer J, Tudor-Jones AA, Murai KK and Sjöström PJ
Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2016

Presynaptic NMDA receptors act via RIM1αβ to control the readily-releasable pool in layer-5 pyramidal neurons
Abrahamsson T, Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Blackman AV, Oyrer J, Tudor-Jones AA, van Rossum MCW andSjöström PJ
Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, USA, Oct 2015

Reliable and flexible receptive field development through unified pre- and postsynaptic STDP
Costa RP, Froemke RC, Sjöström PJ and van Rossum MCW
Integrated Systems Neuroscience Workshop, Manchester, UK, Mar 2015
[Top poster award]

Control of vesicle release by cortical presynaptic NMDA receptors
Abrahamsson T, Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Blackman AV, Oyrer J, Tudor-Jones AA, van Rossum MCW and Sjöström PJ
Society for Neuroscience, Washington, USA, Nov 2014

Synapse-specific plasticity and calcium-permeable AMPA receptors expression in the neocortical layer-5 microcircuit
Lalanne T, Oyrer J, Costa RP, Chung AJ, Farrant M and Sjöström PJ
Society for Neuroscience, Washington, USA, Nov 2014

A unified model of pre and postsynaptic STDP
Costa RP, Sjöström PJ and van Rossum MCW
Bernstein Conference On Computational Neuroscience 2014, Gottingen, Germany, Sep 2014

Calcium-permeable AMPA receptors and synapse-specific plasticity in the neocortical layer-5 microcircuit
Lalanne T, Oyrer J, Costa RP, Chung AJ, Farrant M and Sjöström PJ
Physiology, London, UK, July 2014

Control of vesicle release by cortical presynaptic NMDA receptors
Abrahamsson T, Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Blackman AV, Oyrer J, Tudor-Jones AA, van Rossum MCW and Sjöström PJ
Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, Montreal QC, May 2014

Control of vesicle release by cortical presynaptic NMDA receptors
Lalanne T, Oyrer J, Costa RP, Chung AJ, Farrant M and Sjöström PJ
Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, Montreal QC, May 2014

Synapse-specific plasticity in the neocortical layer-5 microcircuit
Lalanne T, Oyrer J, Costa RP, Chung AJ, Farrant M and Sjöström PJ
Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, Montreal QC, May 2014

Probabilistic Inference Reveals Connection-specific Synaptic Dynamics in Local Circuits of Mouse Visual Cortex
Costa RP, Sjostrom PJ and van Rossum MCW
4th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium: 50th anniversary of Alan Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley Nobel Prize, University of Cambridge, UK, Sept 2013

Modelling Synaptic Plasticity in Large-Scale Neural Tissue Simulations of Chronic Pain and Drug Treatments
Kozloski J, Wagner J, Costa RP, Memelli H, and Gurev V
Biomedical Research Current Challenges in Computing, Lawrence Livermore National Labs and IBM sponsors. Napa, CA, USA, 2013

Probabilistic Inference of Synaptic Dynamics in Neocortical Microcircuits
Costa RP, Sjöström PJ and van Rossum MCW
Twenty Second Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS), Paris, France, July 2013

Target-specific expression of presynaptic NMDA receptors in neocortical microcircuits
Blackman AV, Buchanan KA, Moreau AW, Elgar D, Costa RP, Lalanne T, Tudor Jones AA, Oyrer J and Sjöström PJ
Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, USA, 2012

Presynaptic NMDA receptors differentially regulate release probability at neocortical excitatory synapses
Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Blackman AV, Oyrer J, van Rossum MCW and Sjöström PJ
Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, USA, 2012

The Impact of Synaptic Dynamics on the Structure of Plastic Networks
Costa RP, van Rossum M and Sjöström PJ
Workshop on Learning and Plasticity, Marseille, France, Nov 2011

Presynaptic NMDA Receptors Differentially Regulate Release Probability at Neocortical Excitatory Synapses
Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Oyrer J, Blackman AV and Sjöström PJ
UCL Neuroscience Symposium:32, London, UK, 2011

Target-Specific Expression of Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Local Neocortical Circuits
Blackman AV, Buchanan KA, Moreau AW, Elgar D, Costa RP, Oyrer J, Tudor Jones AA and Sjöström PJ
UCL Neuroscience Symposium:39, London, UK, 2011

EPILAB: A Matlab® platform for multi-feature and multi-algorithm seizure prediction studies, In 4th International Workshop on Seizure Prediction
BM Direito, RP Costa, H Feldwisch, M Valderrama, S Nikolopoulos, B Schelter, M Jachan, CA Teixeira, L Aires, J Timmer, M Le Van Quyen and A Dourado
In 4th International Workshop on Seizure Prediction (ISPW4), Kansas City, USA, Jun 2009
[Top 5 Award]

Low-complex TD-RBF and TD-SVM seizures predictors based on EEG energy and ECG entropy
CA Teixeira, RP Costa, BM Direito, F Sales and A Dourado
In 4th International Workshop on Seizure Prediction (ISPW4), Kansas City, USA, Jun 2009

Towards An Emergent Computational Model Of Axon Guidance
RP Costa, L Macedo, J Malva, E Costa and C Duarte
Bernstein Conference On Computational Neuroscience 2009, Frankfurt, Germany, Sept 2009

Computational Intelligence Algorithms for Seizure Prediction
B Direito, RP Costa, R Martins, A Dourado, F Sales and M Vieira
Proceedings of the 8th European Congress of Epileptology, 8th ECE: 228, ILAE-CEA, Berlin, Germany, Sept 2008

Axon Guidance Simulation: A Multi-Agent Approach
RP Costa and L Macedo
Seventeenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS, July 2008


We have reviewed for: Science, eLife, Neuron, PNAS, JNeurosci., NeurIPS (2015-), ICLR (2017-), ICML (2018-), PLoS Comp. Bio., CONB, JPhysio, Front. Comput. Neurosci., JComputational Neurosci. and PLoS One.


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