Biomimesis for Computer Simulation: Limitations and Advantages

February 25, 2019
11:00am-12:00pm
Location: 414 CEPSR
Speaker: William W. Lytton, Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Abstract

Modeling and simulation are widely acknowledged to be essential tools for understanding the brain. and will be increasingly needed as innovative neurotechnologies are developed that add new molecular, cellular and circuit data. However, researchers from traditional neuroscience fields often find it difficult to understand the growing array of modeling approaches available. This perplexity partly arises from disputes within the modeling field, where complementary approaches have at times been presented as being in conflict, largely due to tensions between bottom-up and top-down perspectives. Both perspectives are clearly required in order to understand brain function and to reveal the many complementary neural codes that are involved.

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