Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: From Bowers House to our House: Simplifying neural networks.
Speaker: Bard Ermentrout
Speaker Info: University of Pittsburgh
Brief Description:
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In this talk, I will describe a number of useful strategies for the reduction of biophysically based neurons to simple units that are more suitable for inclusion into large networks and which also have the benefit of allowing some analytic insights. I will first describe the form of biophysical models and synapses. Next I will use techniques from applied mathematics including average and bifurcation to reduce the dimensions of these models. I will compare solutions of the reduced models to the full models.
Date: Monday, March 5, 2001
Time: 2:00PM
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Hermann Riecke
Contact email: h-riecke@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8316
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