Computational and mathematical neuroscience
Who is involved in computational and mathematical neuroscience?
A list of researchers involved in this area can be found by going to the People tab on the left hand navigation bar and searching for Computational and Mathematical neuroscience.
What is computational and mathematical neuroscience?
The brain is a very complex system composed of many interacting elements - proteins, neurons, and different anatomical regions. Understanding of how their interactions give rise to sophisticated functions often requires formal mathematical theory.
Computational neuroscience uses mathematical models to describe and explain the computations in single neurons, networks of neurons, or a whole system.
Close collaboration with experimental neuroscientists provides real biological data to constrain the models. In turn, formalizing theories of brain function by mathematical modelling generates predictions, which can then be tested in experiments.
This area of neuroscience provides a very powerful approach to studying the brain.
Where in BN is it mainly carried out?
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Department of Engineering mathematics
- School of Experimental Psychology
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
How? Methods and techniques
Techniques routinely in use include; dynamical systems theory, computer simulations, and machine learning.