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Computational models of the brain: from biology to applications


Anders Lansner, KTH



Start time:

2000-09-14 11:00

End time:

2000-09-14 12:00


Turing Conference Room, IDt

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The capabilities of the brain in perception, motor control and cognition represent a primary target and a yardstick to judge performance in artificial intelligence and robotics. One research strategy, that of brain-like computing, is to design computational brain models that mimic the structure and function of the brain to the extent that it is known, relevant and feasible, with the aim towards applications.Modelling of neurons and neuronal circuitry is also becoming increasingly important in brain research as a tool to integrate and organize available experimental data into a testable computational model. More abstract "connectionist" type of models are used in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology to model cognitive phenomena.During the seminar these different aspects and levels will be illustrated and exemplified by our own work on models of cortical perception and memory.