ESI Lecture by Gilles Laurent

Friday, February 15, 2019, 11:00-12:00
Lecture Hall, ESI
Gilles Laurent (MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt)
Pascal Fries

Neural motion

This talk will focus on the dynamics of systems of neurons, and on the potential generality of non-classical, yet deterministic dynamics in the brain. To illustrate this, I will use three examples taken from very different animals and systems: olfactory circuits in insects, the camouflage system of cuttlefish and the cerebral cortex of reptiles. One of the goals of this juxtaposition is to emphasize the value of a comparative perspective in systems neuroscience: evolution helps us separate potentially general functional or computational principles from specific implementation details.