The David and Inez Myers chair in computational neuroscience
The lab for understanding neurons
Neurons - these aesthetic elementary microchips of the brain and their synapses change as they receive and transmit information. This enables us to learn and adapt to the complicated environment around us, have new ideas and create new “brain inspired” learning machines Art and Science. A deep understanding of a computing and learning system such as our own brain requires understanding the computational and plastic functions of its basic components - the nerve cells, their synapses and the specific networks that they form. Our laboratory utilizes detailed computer simulations (as part of the Blue Brain Project) and analytic results to tackle this challenge! In particular the challenge to understand the unique properties of Human cortical neurons and cortical networks.