How do the millions of neurons inside the brain coordinate their activity to make sense of the world and create behavior? This question stands at the center of our research. A lot of experimental labs address the question by measuring the behavior of animals, the electrical activity of neurons, the anatomical details of neural connectivity and so on. Our aim is to put order into these observations using the language of mathematics. More specifically, we develop methods to visualize and interpret neural recordings, we form theories of the computations implemented by neural circuits, and we construct models of the mechanisms underlying the computations. Many of the methods we apply are taken from physics, computer science, and engineering.
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Theoretical Neuroscience Lab
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Av. Brasília, Doca de Pedrouços