Theoretical Neuroscience Research Group
A random walk in the brain
The dynamic of the nervous system has a stochastic flavor, expressed by single ion channels all the way whole to whole brain activity. Even the motor and cognitive behaviors that neural activity supports has a sizeable random component. Our group focuses on the genesis and functional impact of stochastic dynamics of neural computation. We use contemporary techniques from nonequlibrium statistical mechanics, information theory, and dynamical systems to build an emerging theory of stochastic systems neuroscience. We have strong collaborations with several experimental groups focusing on sensory representation in vision, auditory, olfactory, somatosensory, and electrosensory systems.