Computational Neuroscience Unit

CNU 2022

The Computational Neuroscience Unit studies how neurons and microcircuits in the brain operate. Unit researchers explore the influences of neuronal morphology and excitability on common neural functions such as synaptic plasticity and learning, and determine how molecular mechanisms enable these functions. Their studies focus on the cerebellum as it has a relatively simple anatomy, and the physiology of its main neurons is well known, allowing detailed modeling at many levels of complexity.