11 Jan 2019

Life of PI: Searching for the mechanistic explanations of brain function

I feel like I’m still very much searching for a way to describe the essence of what it means to be a living organism in purely physical terms. – Alfonso Renart

Life of PI: Searching for the mechanistic explanations of brain function

For most of his scientific career, Alfonso Renart has been working at the frontier between computational and experimental neuroscience, developing mathematical models that try to explain salient properties of the activity of neurons in cortical circuits and how these embody the computations that underlie cognition.

I feel like I’m still very much searching for a way to describe the essence of what it means to be a living organism in purely physical terms.Alfonso Renart

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