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Description
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Neuroscience is considered a strategic research area and increasing effort is being devoted to its advancement worldwide. This stems from the fact that brain function remains one of the most enigmatic aspects of human physiology, while holding the keys to some of the illnesses that most strongly affect and concern our society.
 
Intrinsic to neuroscience research is​ interdisciplinarity: methods applied towards unraveling the mechanistic underpinnings of brain function cover a large spectrum of techniques, which range from molecular biology, electrophysiology, large-scale brain imaging and computational and mathematical modeling.
 
Mathematical approaches to brain function have a long history in the field, since the pioneering works of Hodgkin and Huxley in the 1950s, and Neuroscience is one of the life science research areas where computational modeling is more often seen as an integral part of a complete scientific project. In Neuroscience, mathematical models integrate available biological data in comprehensive mechanistic scenarios of brain function, and formulate model-grounded predictions or novel mechanistic hypotheses that guide further experimental design.
 
Coordinator

Alex Roxin​ (Centre de Recerca Matemàtica)


Additional information and contact

Núria Hernandez (nhernandez@crm.cat)