RESEARCH GROUPS
Theoretical Neuroscience

ABOUT

Theoretical Neuroscience

Machens Lab

How does the brain work? What are the kind of computations carried out by neural systems? We try to address these questions by analyzing recordings of neural activity and constructing mathematical models of neural circuits. Our main goal is to link the activity within various brain areas to a computational theory of animal behavior. We are currently developing methods to summarize the activity of neural populations in useful ways and to compare population activity across areas. In turn, we seek to relate the population activity to behavioral, computational, and mechanistic problems or constraints that organisms are facing. We work in close collaboration with several experimental labs, both within and outside of the CCU.

Info

Main Interests

Formulating computational theories of brain function and animal behavior

Methods

Mathematical analysis and numerical simulations

Models and Regions

Rodents, Monkeys, Frontal lobes

Opportunities

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Christian Machens at the email address bellow.

christian.machens@neuro.fchampalimaud.org

Lab Webpage

machenslab.org

TEAM

Theoretical Neuroscience

Know our Team

Christian Machens

Christian Machens, PhD

Principal Investigator

Asma Motiwala

Asma Motiwala

2012 INDP PhD Student

Michael Pereira

Michael Pereira

2012 INDP PhD Student

Nuno Calaim

Nuno Calaim

2012 INDP PhD Student

Severin Berger

Severin Berger

2015 INDP PhD Student

Gonçalo Guiomar

Gonçalo Guiomar

2016 INDP PhD Student

Oihane Horno

Oihane Horno

2016 INDP PhD Student

Allan Mancoo

Allan Mancoo

External PhD Student

Adrien Jouary

Adrien Jouary, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sander Keemink

Sander Keemink, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

António Raposo

António Raposo

Lab Administrator

PUBLICATIONS

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