The Neural Dynamics Lab, also known as the CATNIP Lab, headed by Memming Park at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal, is looking for talented next generation scientists and engineers to advance neurotechnology and neural data analysis tools to better understand neural dynamics. Our broad goal is to obtain an effective systems-level description of relevant neural dynamics in the context of cognitive functions and dysfunctions, such as working memory, decision-making, motor control, and disorders of consciousness.
This year’s COSYNE had great content in all areas of computational neuroscience. In this post we give highlights of some of the posters, talks, and workshop sessions that we found to be interesting or relevant.
After a cold trip, we finally made it to Breckenridge. I felt lucky to get on a shuttle before the storm that blocked the way. The resort was really a nice and warm place to heal my headache.
I only mentor high school students through the Simons Summer Research Program (SSRP). Please refrain from contacting me directly before apply to SSRP, if you are interested in working in the lab.
- Chris Harvey
- Xaq Pitkow
- Maneesh Sahani
- Yoshua Bengio
- Mark Churchland
- Ila Fiete
- Deborah Talmi
- Konrad Kording
- Andrew Welchman
- Elizabeth Buffalo
- Gordon Berman
- Adam Calhoun
- Mark Schnitzer
Neurons are the fundamental unit of computation of the brain, however, they do not work alone when we perceive a tiger and decide to run away. The fundamental question in systems neuroscience is to understand how neurons interact with each other to generate large-scale dynamics that implements cognitive behavior and support dynamical neurological disease such as Parkinson’s disease at the same time.
- What is the role of theory in neuroscience?
- How can theorists and experimentalists synergize better?
CATNIP Lab is looking for awesome people: postdocs, graduate & undergraduate students interested in computational neuroscience and machine learning.