Statistical modelling of large-scale neural population recordings (PhD)

I’m working in Matthias Hennig ‘s group on population-level models of neural activity, based on experimental measurements of retinas and cultures, provided by collaborators in Newcastle and Genova. Multielectrode arrays measure the electrical potential at up to 4096 different locations on a small chip, that covers a retina or a group of cultured neurons entirely, allowing us to eavesdrop the electrical signals that neurons produce and transmit, which constitute the fundamental way of communicating and computing in the nervous system. The work I’m doing involves preparation of the data for analysis, validation of the technique used to identify the signature of single neurons, and will finally focus on models of the population activity, based on the data.

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