Houman Safaai

Post Doc

Research Lines

Neural Computation

Center

CNCS@UniTn Trento

Projects

Main research interests:

- Vine-copula modelling of high dimensional systems.

- Neural coding and neuromodulation.

- Oscillation and information coding.

- Mathematical approaches to study population coding. 

- Relationship between neural codes and behavior. 

- Neural correlates of reinforcement learning and models of rule representation.

- Models of state dependent information processing.

IIT Publications

  • 2019
  • Safaai H.iit, Wang A., Panzeri S.iit, Harvery C. D.

    Characterizing information processing of parietal cortex projections using vine copulas

    Bernstein Conference
  • 2018
  • Safaai H.iit, Chettih S. N., Onken A., Panzeri S.iit, Harvey C. D.

    Empirical vine copula modeling to study multivariate neural representations during complex behaviors

    Computational and Systems Neuroscience
  • Safaai H.iit, Onken A., Harvey C.D., Panzeri S.iit
    DOI

    Information estimation using nonparametric copulas

    Physical Review E, vol. 98, (no. 5)
  • Nieus T.iit, D'Andrea V.iit, Amin H.iit, Di Marco S.iit, Safaai H.iit, Maccione A.iit, Berdondini L.iit, Panzeri S.iit
    DOI

    State-dependent representation of stimulus-evoked activity in high-density recordings of neural cultures

    Scientific Reports, vol. 8, (no. 1)
  • van Vugt B., Dagnino B., Vartak D., Safaai H.iit, Panzeri S.iit, Dehaene S., Roelfsema P.R.
    DOI

    The threshold for conscious report: Signal loss and response bias in visual and frontal cortex

    Science, pp. 1-13
  • 2017
  • Tafazoli S., Safaai H.iit, De Franceschi G., Rosselli F.B., Vanzella W., Riggi M., Buffolo F.iit, Panzeri S.iit, Zoccolan D.
    DOI

    Emergence of transformation-tolerant representations of visual objects in rat lateral extrastriate cortex

    eLife, vol. 6
  • Molano-Mazon M.iit, Onken A., Liu J. K., Gollisch T., Safaai H.iit, Panzeri S.iit

    Information Jitter Derivative Method: A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Multiplexed Neural Codes.

    Congresso della Società Italiana di Fisica
  • Pica G.iit, Piasini E.iit, Safaai H.iit, Runyan C.A., Diamond M.E., Fellin T.iit, Kayser C., Harvey C.D., Panzeri S.iit

    Quantifying how much sensory information in a neural code is relevant for behavior

    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, vol. 2017-December, pp. 3687-3697
  • Pica G.iit, Piasini E., Safaai H.iit, Runyan C., Harvey C.D., Diamond M.E., Kayser C., Fellin T.iit, Panzeri S.iit

    Quantifying how much sensory information in a neural code is relevant for behavior

    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems
  • Feo V.D.iit, Boi F.iit, Safaai H.iit, Onken A.iit, Panzeri S.iit, Vato A.iit
    DOI

    State-dependent decoding algorithms improve the performance of a bidirectional bmi in anesthetized rats

    Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 11, (no. MAY)
  • 2016
  • Molano-Mazon M.iit, Onken A., Safaai H.iit, Panzeri S.iit
    DOI

    A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Multiplexed Neural Codes

    Bernstein Conference
  • Panzeri S.iit, Safaai H.iit, De Feo V.iit, Vato A.iit
    DOI

    Implications of the dependence of neuronal activity on neural network states for the design of brain-machine interfaces

    Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 10, (no. APR)
  • 2015
  • Molano-Mazon M.iit, Onken A., Safaai H.iit, Panzeri S.iit
    DOI

    Analysis of Multiplexed Neural Codes Using the Laplacian Pyramid Decomposition

    Bernstein Conference
  • Zuo Y., Safaai H.iit, Notaro G., Mazzoni A.iit, Panzeri S.iit, Diamond M.E.
    DOI

    Complementary contributions of spike timing and spike rate to perceptual decisions in rat S1 and S2 cortex

    Current Biology, vol. 25, (no. 3), pp. 357-363
  • Safaai H.iit, Neves R., Eschenko O., Logothetis N.K., Panzeri S.iit
    DOI

    Modeling the effect of locus coeruleus firing on cortical state dynamics and single-trial sensory processing

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 112, (no. 41), pp. 12834-12839
  • Kayser C., Wilson C., Safaai H.iit, Sakata S., Panzeri S.iit
    DOI

    Rhythmic auditory cortex activity at multiple timescales shapes stimulus–response gain and background firing

    Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 35, (no. 20), pp. 7750-7762
  • 2014
  • Safaai H.iit, Neves R., Eschenko O., Logothetis N.K., Panzeri S.iit
    DOI

    A dynamical systems model of the effect of Locus Coeruleus firing on single trial cortical state dynamics

    BMC Neuroscience, vol. 15, pp. 73
  • Safaai H.iit, Zuo Y., Maravall M., Panzeri S.iit, Diamond M.E.
    DOI

    Hierarchical flow of sensory information in rat somatosensory cortex

    BMC Neuroscience, vol. 15, pp. 172
  • 2013
  • Safaai H.iit, von Heimendahl M., Sorando J.M., Diamond M.E., Maravall M.
    DOI

    Coordinated population activity underlying texture discrimination in rat barrel cortex

    Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 33, (no. 13), pp. 5843-5855
  • 2008
  • Bonelli G., Grassi P.A., Safaai H.
    DOI

    Exploring pure spinor string theory on AdS4 × CP3

    Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Bonelli G., Safaai H.
    DOI

    On gauge/string correspondence and mirror symmetry

    Journal of High Energy Physics
  • 2006
  • Safaai H., Saadat M.H.G.S.

    On the Prediction of Chaos in the Restricted Three-Body Problem

    The Logistic Map and the Route to Chaos, Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Safaai H., Hasan M., Saadat G.

    On the Prediction of Chaos in the Restricted Three-Body Problem

    The Logistic Map and the Route to Chaos, Publisher: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg