Special Issue "Information Theory in Computational Neuroscience"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: computational neuroscience; self-organized robots; information theory; complex and cognitive systems
Interests: computational and cognitive neuroscience; machine learning; complex systems
Brains empower living organisms with extraordinary information processing capabilities. Complex spatio-temporal dependencies present in their environments may be learned, long- and short-term memories of experiences and plans regarding the future. Importantly, information processing in the brain happens over multiple spatio-temporal scales, from single synapses and synaptic terminals to dendritic trees and neuronal bodies, all the way up to neuronal networks and large brain areas.
Hence, it is not surprising that information theory has led to many exciting developments in computational neuroscience, providing tools essential for our modern understanding of the computational principles that govern the development, structure, physiology, and dynamics of the nervous system.
In this Special Issue, we aim to bring together neuronal models and neuronal plasticity mechanisms that are grounded in information theory principles, modern inference, and learning algorithms. We welcome submissions that use information theory as the basis for defining generative principles of neuronal dynamics over multiple spatio-temporal scales, which informs our understanding of information processing in the brain.
Prof. Dr. Claudius Gros
Dr. Dimitrije Marković
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- information theory;
- computational neuroscience;
- brain complexity;
- generating functional;
- spatio-temporal dependencies