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Consisting of a large number of intricately connected neurons, the brain is one of the most sophisticated dynamical systems in nature. Understanding how the brain computes is at the forefront of current scientific research. Research in our group focuses on theoretical analysis of the biophysical properties of neural networks; this includes their application to computational models of neurobiological functions such as song generation and recognition in songbirds, motor control in basal ganglia, olfaction in insects and mammals, and feature selectivity and map formation in visual cortex. The theoretical modeling is done in close collaboration with experimental groups.

This research area provides opportunities for undergraduate research.

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