Research report 2016 - Associated Institute - Research Center caesar (center of advanced european studies and research)

Tactile perception in the computer brain

Authors
Oberlaender, Marcel
Departments
Assoziierte Einrichtung - Forschungszentrum caesar (center of advanced european studies and research), Bonn
Summary
How are decisions formed in the brain? Investigations on the rat nervous system show that the basic principles of such complex processes can be studied on detailed models of neuronal networks. Novel techniques allow reconstructing the structure of neurons after having studied their function in living animals. By means of these data, models of entire brain areas can be created. By simulating neuronal activity patterns in these anatomically detailed network models, scientists hope to gain insight into how sensory information and behaviors that arise from it are encoded in the brain.

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