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How can we begin to understand how thoughts, experiences and behaviours arise from the complicated operations of the brain? In the words of Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman (1918-1988), “What I cannot create, I do not understand”. In other words, if we want to understand the brain, we need to build a model of it.
Computational Neuroscience research at MICCN aims to develop mathematical models of different aspects of brain structure, function and behaviour, while also developing advanced analytic methods for brain imaging and other behavioural data.
The main questions tackled by MICCN researchers in this Program of research include:
We investigate the answers to these questions through our five key capabilities: Network Neuroscience, Modelling Consciousness, Biophysical Modelling, Computational Neuroimaging, and Brain Stimulation.