Bridging between physiological and behavioral time scales, from synapses to circuits
Dr. Romani joined Janelia in the fall of 2014 to study the dynamics of cortical circuits.
His experience in the field of computational neuroscience started at the University of Rome La Sapienza. Under the supervision of Daniel Amit, covering the end of his Laurea studies and most of the PhD period, he witnessed unsupervised recurrent neural networks learn discrete sets of stimuli.
He was a postdoc with Misha Tsodyks at the Weizmann Institute of Science and at the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. There he mingled attractor networks and short-term synaptic plasticity, which resulted in cue-less retrieval of information from memory and the dynamics of spatial coding in hippocampus-like circuits.