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Theoretical Neuroscience

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Machens Lab

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.

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Opportunities

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Christian Machens via email.

Team

Machens Lab

Know our Team

Christian Machens

Principal Investigator

Adrien Jouary

Postdoctoral Researcher

Allan Mancoo

External PhD Student

António Raposo

António Raposo

Lab Administrator

Gonçalo Guiomar

2016 INDP PhD Student

Joana Carmona

Research Technician

Michael Pereira

2012 INDP PhD Student

Nuno Calaim

2012 INDP PhD Student

Oihane Horno

2016 INDP PhD Student

Sander Keemink

Postdoctoral Researcher

Severin Berger

2015 INDP PhD Student

William Podlaski

Postdoctoral Researcher

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