February 20, 2009: Adi Rangan, CIMS
A brief introduction to computational neuroscience - neuronal network modeling
Given any region of the brain, one may ask: 'What does it do?' and
'How does it work?'. These are generally very difficult questions, and
no real systematic approach to these questions has been established.
In this talk I will present a few different cases where large-scale
computational modeling can provide insight into the underlying
network mechanisms and functional properties of various brain
Specifically, I will discuss recent modelling work on the mammalian
visual cortex, the locust olfactory cortex, and the fruit fly
If I have time, I will also discuss recent analytical approaches
which are capable of addressing some of the features associated
with the dynamics of neuronal networks.