Self-organization and Optimality in Neural Networks
Principles of neuronal self-organization
The central theme of my lab is to discover the principles of neuronal dynamics. To this end, we use models of different complexity and multiple data-analysis technics. We believe in a substantial contribution of self-organization to defining the neural dynamics. We are aiming at uncovering how different constraints shape this self-organization.
- Excitatory/Inhibitory networks
- Computation close to criticality
- State-dependant neural computations
- Neural constraints and self-organization
- Networks structure and subsampling
- Collective dynamics and emergence
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- N Sukenik*,O Vinogradov*,E Weinreb, M Segal, A Levina** & E Moses** (2021) Neuronal circuits overcome imbalance in excitation and inhibition by adjusting connection numbers https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2018459118. /Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 118 /(12),
- J Zierenberg, J Wilting, V Priesemann, A Levina (2020). Tailored ensembles of neural networks optimize sensitivity to stimulus statistics https://journals.aps.org/prresearch/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.013115. /Physical Review Research,/ 2 (1).
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