Director of the Department

Opens internal link in current windowPeter Dayan

Secretary: Dagmar Maier
Phone: +49 7071 601-601


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Computational Neuroscience

I build mathematical and computational models of neural processing, with a particular emphasis on representation and learning. The main focus is on reinforcement learning and unsupervised learning, covering the ways that animals come to choose appropriate actions in the face of rewards and punishments, and the ways and goals of the process by which they come to form neural representations of the world. The models are informed and constrained by neurobiological, psychological and ethological data.
Textbook: Theoretical Neuroscience Peter Dayan and LF Abbott

For a book on the computational neuroscience of vision, see Understanding Vision by Li Zhaoping

Last updated: Tuesday, 09.10.2018