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SUMMARY:ICERM Workshop: Neural Coding and Combinatorics
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DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20231030
DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20231103
DESCRIPTION:Cracking the neural code is one of the longstanding questions i
n neuroscience. How does the activity of populations of neurons represent
stimuli and perform neural computations? Decades of theoretical and experi
mental work have provided valuable clues about the principles of neural co
ding\, as well as descriptive understandings of various neural codes. This
raises a number of mathematical questions touching on algebra\, combinato
rics\, probability\, and geometry. This workshop will explore questions th
at arise from sensory perception and processing in olfactory\, auditory\,
and visual coding\, as well as properties of place field codes and grid ce
ll codes\, mechanisms for decoding population activity\, and the role of n
oise and correlations. These questions may be tackled with techniques from
information theory\, mathematical coding theory\, combinatorial commutati
ve algebra\, hyperplane arrangements\, oriented matroids\, convex geometry
\, statistical mechanics\, and more.
URL:https://icerm.brown.edu/programs/sp-f23/w3/
LOCATION:Providence\, RI\, USA
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