Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Biological and Electronic Neurons: Experiments and Theory
Speaker: Henry Abarbanel, University of California
Speaker Info: San Diego
Brief Description:
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The action potential dynamics of individual neurons underlies the way neurons communicate and biological nervous systems compute. The potnetial number of degrees of freedom expressed in these oscillations can be large, but experiments in our labs have shown that typically only three to five degrees of freedom are active. We discuss how we establish this from experimental data, the role of chaos in neural oscilaltions, the modeling of these neurons in numerical and electronic embodiments, and ways to test these models in a realistic fashion.
Date: Friday, November 30, 2001
Time: 2:00PM
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Hermann Riecke
Contact email: h-riecke@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 491-5396
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