Computational Neuroscience

The intricate biophysics of neurons and the complexity of neural systems both lend themselves to mathematical modeling and computer science approaches. Computational models can be built at the cellular or network level to investigate what aspects are critical for neuronal function, communication, and ultimately for behaviors. As in many areas of biology, the recent explosion of data from new, sophisticated research techniques also increases our need to improve the analysis and representation of data through computational means.

Computational neuroscientists aid our understanding of information processing in the brain, and often work in tandem with experimental neuroscientists to continually refine their models.

Find out more about our computational neuroscientists.