What is Computational Neuroscience?

Computational neuroscience (CNS) is an interdisciplinary field for development, simulation, and analysis of multi-scale models and theories of neural function from the level of molecules, through cells and networks, up to cognition and behavior.

We work closely with experimental data at these different scales --  CNS models integrate these data to allow them to be understood in terms of each other, and make predictions for new experiments.

Identification of scale interactions and dynamics in neural structures provides a framework for understanding the principles that govern how neural systems work, and how things can go wrong in brain disease.

CNS links the diverse fields of cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology with electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physics.