Theoretical Brain Studies Highlighted in Special Issue of Nature Neuroscience

On February 23, Nature Neuroscience published a special issue focusing on neural computation and theory and highlighting recent advances. The issue consists of a collection of reviews and perspectives written primarily by investigators from the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB). In their commentary, SCGB investigators Anne Churchland of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Larry Abbott of Columbia University argue that the need for theoretical approaches in neuroscience research has never been greater. They note that this need has been driven by the “explosion of technologies” used for measuring and manipulating neurons and by developments within theoretical neuroscience itself. They review some of the challenges of data analysis and highlight the diversity of approaches to modeling brain function. Global understanding of the brain, they write, will be based on…


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