Dave Touretzky Recent Publications


Cognitive Robotics

Touretzky, D. S. (2013) Robotics for computer scientists: what's the big idea? Computer Science Education, 23(4).

Touretzky, D. S. (2012) Seven big ideas in robotics, and how to teach them. Proceedings of SIGCSE '12. Association for Computing Machinery, 2012.

Touretzky, D. S., and Tira-Thompson, E. J. (2010) The Tekkotsu "crew": Teaching robot programming at a higher level. Proceedings of EAAI-10: The First Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Atlanta, GA, July 13-14, 2010.

Touretzky, D. S. (2010) Preparing computer science students for the robotics revolution. Communications of the ACM, 53(8):27-29.

Touretzky, D.S., Halelamien, N.S., Tira-Thompson, E.J., Wales, J.J., and Usui K. (2007) Dual-coding representations for robot vision in Tekkotsu. Autonomous Robots, 22(4):425-435.

Hippocampus and Rodent Navigation

Gupta, A., van der Meer, M. A. A., Touretzky, D. S., and Redish, A. D. (2010) Hippocampal replay is not a simple function of experience. Neuron, 65(5):695-705.

Kubie, J. L., Fenton, A, Novikov, N., Touretzky, D. S., and Muller, R. U. (2007) Changes in goal selection induced by cue conflicts are in register with predictions from changes in place cell field locations. Behavioral Neuroscience, 121(4):751-763.

Fuhs, M. C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2007) Context learning in the rodent hippocampus. Neural Computation, 19(12):3173-3215.

Fuhs, M. C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2006) A spin glass model of path integration in rat medial entorhinal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 26(16):4266-4276.

Touretzky, D. S., and Muller, R. U. (2006) Place field dissociation and multiple maps in hippocampus. Neurocomputing 69(10-12):1260-1263..

Fuhs, M. C., VanRhoads, S. R., Casale, A. E., McNaughton, B., and Touretzky, D. S. (2005) Influence of path integration vs. environmental orientation on place cell remapping between visually identical environments. Journal of Neurophysiology 94(4):2603-2616.

Touretzky, D. S., Weisman, W. E., Fuhs, M. C., Skaggs, W. E., Fenton, A. A., and Muller R. U. (2005) Deforming the hippocampal map. Hippocampus 15(1):41-55.

Touretzky, D. S. (2005) Attractor network models of head direction cells. In. S. I. Wiener and J. S. Taube (Eds.), Head Direction Cells and the Neural Mechanisms Underlying Directional Orientation, pp. 411-432. MIT Press.

Touretzky, D. S. (2002) The rodent navigation circuit. In P. E. Sharp (ed.), The Neural Basis of Navigation: Evidence from Single Cell Recording, chapter 12, pp. 217-233. Boston: Kluwer.

Fuhs, M. C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2000) Synaptic learning models of map separation in the hippocampus. Neurocomputing, 32:379-384.

J.P. Goodridge and D.S. Touretzky (2000) Modeling attractor deformation in the rodent head direction system. Journal of Neurophysiology, 83(6):3402-3410.

A.D. Redish and D.S. Touretzky (1999) Separating hippocampal maps. In N. Burgess, K. Jeffery, and J. O'Keefe (Eds.), The Hippocampal and Parietal Foundations of Spatial Cognition, pp. 203-219. Oxford University Press.

A.D. Redish and D.S. Touretzky (1998) The role of the hippocampus in solving the Morris water maze. Neural Computation, 10(1):73-111.

A.D. Redish and D.S. Touretzky (1998) The role of the hippocampus in the Morris water maze. In J. Bower (Ed.), Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research, 1998, pp. 101-106. New York: Plenum Publishing.

M.C. Fuhs, A.D. Redish, and D.S. Touretzky (1998) A visually driven hippocampal place cell model. In J. Bower (Ed.), Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research, 1998, pp. 379-384. New York: Plenum Publishing.

A.D. Redish and D. S. Touretzky (1997) Cognitive maps beyond the hippocampus. Hippocampus 7(1):15-35.

A.D. Redish and D.S. Touretzky (1997) Navigating with landmarks: computing goal locations from place codes. In K. Ikeuchi and M. Veloso, (eds.), Symbolic Visual Learning, Oxford University Press.

D.S. Touretzky and A.D. Redish (1996) Theory of rodent navigation based on interacting representations of space. Hippocampus 6(3):247-270.

A.D. Redish, A.N. Elga, and D.S. Touretzky (1996) A coupled attractor model of the rodent head direction system. NETWORK 7(4):671-685. (gzipped Postscript)

A.D. Redish and D.S. Touretzky (1996) Modeling interactions of the rat's place and head direction systems. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 8, D. S. Touretzky, M. C. Mozer, and M. E. Hasselmo, eds., MIT Press.

D.S. Touretzky and A.D. Redish (1994) Landmark arrays and the hippocampal cognitive map. Current trends in connectionism - Proceedings of the 1995 Swedish Conference on Connectionism, L. Niklasson and M. Boden (eds), Lawrence Erlbaum, pp 1-13.

D.S. Touretzky, H.S. Wan, and A.D. Redish (1994) Neural representations of space in rats and robots. In J. M. Zurada, R. J. Marks II, and C. J. Robinson (eds.), Computational Intelligence: Imitating Life, pp. 57-68. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press.

H.S.Wan, D.S.Touretzky, A.D.Redish (1994) Computing goal locations from place codes. Proceedings of the 16th annual conference of the Cognitive Science society. Lawrence Earlbaum Associates. p. 922-927.

H.S.Wan, D.S. Touretzky, A.D. Redish (1994) Towards a computational theory of rat navigation. In M. Mozer, P. Smolensky, D. Touretzky, J. Elman, and A. Weigend, eds,. Proceedings of the 1993 Connectionist Models Summer School, pages 11-19. Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.

Animal and Robot Learning

Courville, A. C., Daw, N. D., and Touretzky, D. S. (2006) Bayesian theories of conditioning in a changing world. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10(7):294-300.

Daw, N. D., Courville, A. C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2006) Representation and timing in theories of the dopamine system. Neural Computation 18(7):1637-1677.

Courville, A. C., Daw, N. D., and Touretzky, D. S. (2005) Similarity and discrimination in classical conditioning: a latent variable account. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 17. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Courville, A. C., Daw, N. D., Gordon, G., and Touretzky, D. S. (2004) Model uncertainty in classical conditioning. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 16. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Daw, N. D., Courville, A. C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2003) Timing and partial observability in the dopamine system. In S. Becker, S. Thrun, and K. Obermayer (Eds.), Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15, pp. 83-90. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Daw, N. D., and Touretzky, D. S. (2002) Long-term reward prediction in TD models of the dopamine system. Neural Computation, 14(11), 2567-2583.

Touretzky, D. S., Daw, N. D., and Tira-Thompson, E. J. (2002) Combining configural and TD learning on a robot. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Development and Learning, pp. 47-52. IEEE Computer Society.

Daw, N. D., Courville, A. C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2002) Dopamine and inference about timing. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Development and Learning, pp. 271-276. IEEE Computer Society. (gzipped Postscript)

Courville, A. C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2002) Modeling temporal structure in classical conditioning. In T. Dietterich, S. Becker, and Z. Ghahramani (Eds.), Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 14. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (gzipped Postscript)

Daw, N. D., and Touretzky, D. S. (2001) Operant behavior suggests attentional gating of dopamine system inputs. Neurocomputing, 38-40:1161-1167.

Daw, N. D., and Touretzky, D. S. (2000) Behavioral considerations suggest an average reward TD model of the dopamine system. Neurocomputing, 32:679-684.

L.M. Saksida, S.M. Raymond, and D.S. Touretzky (1998) Shaping robot behavior using principles from instrumental conditioning. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 22(3/4):231-249.

D.S. Touretzky and L.M. Saksida (1997) Operant conditioning in Skinnerbots. Adaptive Behavior, 5(3/4):219-247.

L.M. Saksida and D.S. Touretzky(1997). Application of a model of instrumental conditioning to mobile robot control. In: P.S. Schenker and G.T. McKee (Eds.) Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Autonomous Robotic Systems. SPIE Vol. 3209, pp. 55-66.

D.S. Touretzky and L.M. Saksida (1996) Skinnerbots. In P. Maes, M. Mataric, J.-A. Meyer, J. Pollack, and S. W. Wilson (eds.), From Animals to Animats 4: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, pp. 285-294. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Other Computational Neuroscience

A.D. Redish, D.S. Touretzky (1994) The reaching task: Evidence for vector arithmetic in the motor system? Biological Cybernetics, 71(4): 307-317.

D.S. Touretzky, A.D. Redish, H.S.Wan (1993) Neural representation of space using sinusoidal arrays. Neural Computation , 5(6):869-884.

A.D. Redish, D.S. Touretzky, H.S. Wan (1994) The sinusoidal array: a theory of vector computation in cortex. In F. Eeckman, ed., Proceedings of the Computational Neurosciences Conference CNS*93, Kluwer Academic Press.

Cognitive Science

D.W. Wheeler and D.S. Touretzky (1997) A parallel licensing model of normal slips and phonemic paraphasias. Brain and Language, 59(1):147-201.

P. Gupta and D.S. Touretzky (1994) Connectionist models and linguistic theory: investigations of stress systems in language. Cognitive Science, 18(1):1-50. Abstract available.

D.S. Touretzky and D.A. Pomerleau (1994) Reconstructing physical symbol systems. Cognitive Science, 18(2):345-353.

D.S. Touretzky and D.A Pomerleau (1989) What's hidden in the hidden layer?" Byte, 14(8):227-233.

DeCSS and the First Amendment

Touretzky, D. S. (2001) Free speech rights for programmers. Communications of the ACM, August, 2001.

Touretzky, D. S. (2000) Gallery of CSS Descramblers. Web site available at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/DeCSS/Gallery.

Touretzky, D. S. (2000) The CSS Decryption Algorithm. Paper available at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/DeCSS/Gallery/plain-english.html.

Abstracts

Gupta, A. S., van der Meer, M., Touretzky, D S., and Redish, A. D. (2012) Hippocampal theta sequences segment spatial experience on a decision-maze task. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 38:289.03.

A. S. Gupta, A. D. Redish, and D. S. Touretzky (2010) Exploiting the hippocampal theta phase gradient to learn cognitive maps. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 36:99.3.

Gupta, A. S., van der Meer, M., Touretzky, D S., and Redish, A. D. (2009) Cognitive influences on sequence replay and construction in the rodent hippocampus. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 35:101.23.

Gupta, A. S., and Touretzky, D. S. (2008) Team-based method for comparing population activity vectors. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 34:391.23.

Touretzky, D. S., Gupta, A., Fuhs, M. C., Dollar, P., Maurer, A. P., and McNaughton, B. L. (2007) Reconstructing the topologies of hippocampal cognitive maps. Soc. Neurosci. Abstracts, 33:641.10.

Fuhs, M C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2006) Modeling context learning in the rodent hippocampus. Soc Neurosci. Abstracts, 32:68.14.

Touretzky, D. S. and Fuhs, M. C. (2005) Modeling regularly spaced place fields in the dorsolateral band of medial entorhinal cortex. Soc. Neurosci. Abstracts, 31:73.7

Fuhs, M. C., VanRhoads, S. R., Casale, A. E., McNaughton, B. L., and Touretzky, D. S. (2005) Transient CA1 place cell remapping between two visually identical environments. Soc. Neurosci. Abstracts, 31:317.18.

Touretzky, D. S., and Muller, R. U. (2004) Overlaid attractor maps explain place field dissociations induced by cue discordance. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 30:330.16.

VanRhoads, S. R., Fuhs, M. C., Casale, A. E., Touretzky, D. S., and McNaughton, B. L. (2004) Discordant head direction increases remapping between visually identical environments in rodent CA1. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 30:329.22.

Courville, A. C., Daw, N. D., and Touretzky, D. S. (2004) A Bayesian framework for configural conditioning. 37th annual meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology. Ann Arbor, MI, July, 2004.

M. C. Fuhs and D. S. Touretzky (2004) A mixture modeling theory of hippocampal place cell remapping. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 30:329.25.

Touretzky, D. S. (2003) A weak path integrator both causes and stabilizes partial remapping in similar environments. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 29:519.17.

Fuhs, M. C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2003) The mixture modeling theory of hippocampal place cell remapping. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 29:91.20.

Touretzky, D. S., Ladsariya, A., Albert, M. V., Johnson, J. W., and Daw, N. D. (2003) HHsim: an open source, real-time, graphical Hodgkin-Huxley simulator. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 29:24.13.

Courville, A. C., Daw, N. D., and Touretzky, D. S. (2002) A semi-Markov model of how the dopamine system handles variability in event timing. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 28:280.10.

Daw, N. D., Touretzky, D. S., and Skaggs, W. E. (2002) Effects of reward type and changing task demands on striatal representation in the rat. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 28:765.11.

Daw, N. D., Touretzky, D. S., and Skaggs, W. E. (2001) Parallel recordings in rat dorsal striatum and nucleus accumbens during a cued T-maze task with serial reversals. Soc. Neurosci Abstr. 27:514.7.

Fuhs, M. C., Touretzky, D. S., and Skaggs, W. E. (2001) Do hippocampal place cell ensembles behave coherently in stretched environments? Soc. Neurosci Abstr. 27:643.11.

Touretzky, D. S., Weisman, W. E., Fuhs, M. C., Skaggs, W. E., Fenton, A. A., and Muller, R. U. (2001) Attractor model of hippocampal map deformation. Soc. Neurosci Abstr. 27:643.8.

Fuhs, M. C., Skaggs, W. E., and Touretzky, D. S. (2000) Modeling experience-dependent remapping in rat hippocampus. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26:716.

Daw, N. D. and Touretzky, D. S. (2000) Behavioral insights into attentional function in the dopamine system. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26:1743.

Heiser, L. M., Skaggs, W. E., and Touretzky, D. S. (2000) Experience-dependent change in cue control of hippocampal spatial maps. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26:473.

M. C. Fuhs and D. S. Touretzky (1999) Synaptic learning rules that separate hippocampal maps. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 25:1382.

N. D. Daw and D. S. Touretzky (1999) An average reward TD model of dopamine neuron function connects physiological and behavioral theories. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 25:1385.

M. C. Fuhs, J. P. Goodridge, and D. S. Touretzky (1998) Partial remappings of place fields suggest multiple types of local view information. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 24:931.

D. S. Touretzky (1998) Neuroscience concepts in a New Age religion: Scientology's model of the mind. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 24:241.

M. C. Fuhs, A. D. Redish, and D. S. Touretzky (1997) Place cell-like location specific activity may be generated without complex landmark identification processes. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 23:502.

J.P. Goodridge, A.D. Redish, H.T. Blair, P.E. Sharp, and D.S. Touretzky (1997) Lateral mamillary input explains distortions in tuning curve shapes of anterior thalamic head direction cells. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 23:503.

A.D. Redish and D.S. Touretzky (1997) Implications of attractor networks for cue conflict situations. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 23:1601.

D.S. Touretzky, S.J.C. Gaulin, and A.D. Redish (1996) Gerbils regularly return to their starting point when exploring a novel environment. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 22:449.

A.D. Redish and D.S. Touretzky (1996) An anatomically grounded theory of rodent navigation. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 22:678.

A.D. Redish and D.S. Touretzky (1995) Revisiting the Papez circuit: the role of hippocampus and its afferent and efferent connections in rodent navigation. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 21:942.

L.M. Saksida, A.D. Redish, C.R. Milberg, S.J. Gaulin, and D.S. Touretzky (1995) Landmark-based navigation in gerbils supports vector voting. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 21:1939.

S.H. Alyan, D.S. Touretzky, and J.S. Taube (1995) The involvement of pasive path integration in learning the Morris water maze. 942. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 21:1939.

H.S. Wan, D.S. Touretzky, and A.D. Redish (1994) A rodent navigation model that combines place code, head direction, and path integration information. Soc. Neuro. Abstr., 20:1205.

D.S. Touretzky, A.D. Redish, H.S. Wan, and B.L. McNaughton (1993) Sinusoidal arrays: a theory of vector representation in parietal and motor cortex. Soc. Neuro. Abstr., 19:795.


Dave Touretzky
Computer Science Department & Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
dst+@cs.cmu.edu