Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience Research Group

The Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience Research Group (CTNRG) brings together theoretical and experimental researchers from across Duke who are interested in understanding and developing formal mathematical models to describe the brain’s processing of information. The aims of the group are to increase the community’s understanding of computational and theoretical approaches to studying the brain, to share ongoing research, and to foster collaborations, especially between theorists and experimentalists.

The group meets weekly on Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. in Bryan 301, alternating between presentations of ongoing work from both local and external speakers and journal club discussions of recent published work in the field. The group is funded and administered by the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, and is open to anyone who is interested in attending. For more information or to have your name added to the listserv, please contact co-convener Nic Brunel at nicolas.brunel@duke.edu.

Co-convenors:

  • Nic Brunel, Neurobiology, Physics, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Shawn Willett, Neurobiology, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Charlie Giattino, Psychology & Neuroscience, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

The group's first meeting of 2019:

Jan. 17: Andrea Giovannucci, PhD, Assistant Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill & N.C. State University

"CaImAn: Scalable algorithms for batch and online calcium imaging data analysis"

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