Devika Narain, PhD

Please note that this is my old webpage at MIT, which is not being updated any longer.


I'm currently a Marie Curie fellow at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I model and experimentally investigate neural circuits that enable probabilistic inference of timing variables.




Sohn H*, Narain D*, Mierhaege N* & Jazayeri M (in press). Bayesian computations through latent cortical dynamics.

 Neuron  103, 934-947

 * equal contribution


Wang J*, Narain D*, Hosseini EA & Jazayeri M (2018) Flexible control of timing through temporal scaling of cortical dynamics.

Nature Neuroscience, 21, 102-110.

 * equal contribution


Narain D, Remington ED, De Zeeuw, CI & Jazayeri M (2018). A cerebellar mechanism for learning prior distributions of time intervals.

Nature Communications. 9, 469


Remington ED, Narain D, Hosseini EA, and Jazayeri M (2018) Flexible sensorimotor computations through rapid reconfiguration of cortical dynamics.

Neuron.  98, 1005 – 1019.


Remington ED, Egger SW, Narain D, Wang J & Jazayeri M (2018). A dynamical systems perspective on flexible motor timing.

Trends in Cognitive Science. 22, 938-952.


Narain D, Smeets JBJ, Mamassian P, Brenner E, van Beers RJ. (2014). Structure learning and the Occam's razor principle: A new view of human function acquisition. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 8, 121


Narain D, Mamassian P, van Beers RJ, Smeets JBJ, Brenner E. (2013). How the statistics of sequential presentation influence the learning of structure.

PloS One. 8(4): e62276.


Narain D, van Beers RJ, Smeets, JBJ, Brenner E (2012). Sensorimotor priors in nonstationary environments.

Journal of Neurophysiology 9(5): 1259-67


Erasmus Medical Center

Dept. of Neuroscience

Wytemaweg 80, 3015 CN Rotterdam, The Netherlands | Tel: +31 10 704 3309



McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

43 Vassar Street, Blg 46-6041

Cambridge, MA 02139, USA